Miss Crossman's Fifth Grade Class

5th Grade Teacher

East End Community School

Portland, Maine

About the Classroom:

In the classroom I like the students to have a voice and be a part of their education. Projects, technology, hands on work, and experiments are all part of the yearly learning. In this ever changing world, we are working with students to help them prepare for jobs that might not even exist yet! By incorporating many different learning styles and strategies, students learn to fail and grow.

This year we will try to get back into the skills that help us learn to work together, solve problems, and advocate for our learning.

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Crossman Class of 2022

Remote Plan: 1/31/2022

Tomorrow, Monday, will be a remote learning day for all of PPS. As not all students have reliable at home internet, fifth grade decided it would be best to plan for the abilities of all the students with differentiated packets of work. Please see our class plan below.

Classroom plan:

These pieces can be completed and worked on at any point during the day that works best for your learner. A big piece of their learning today is going outside to experience the snow, the cold, and the creativity that it can bring. Students are encouraged to play around and try some winter activities, games, or make up their own fun for being in the outdoors in winter.

-Work on Reading: read your book twice, once aloud and once in your head.

-Writing: using your book, search for the main idea and details in each section, write them on the paper

-Math: create 2 fraction tiles using the sheets provided

-PE: practice packet

-Content: GET OUTSIDE & PLAY (at least 10 minutes)

School Day:

Start: 7:25 am

End: 2:10 pm


Start: 7:25

End: 1:10

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About Me:

I am a 5th grade teacher at East End Community School in Portland, ME. I teach my students about math, reading, writing, social studies, and science. I enjoy all parts of learning but am very passionate about technology and science.

Aside from teaching school, I am also an avid nature enthusiast. I like to spend time at the ocean or lake diving and snorkeling. I also enjoy hiking and am looking forward to fall so that I can enjoy some leaf changing hikes.

Current Homework

See Remote learning plan for Monday's work

Monday - Thursday: Students will have at least 20 minutes of reinforcement homework

Everyday (or at least 4-6 times per week): Read for at least 30 minutes