Welcome to 5th Grade

Welcome to Mr. Simmonds's 5th Grade Class

Hagan - Spackenkill Elementary School

Welcome to our award-winning school in New York's historic Hudson Valley

Link: Hagan-Spackenkill Elementary School

Link: Hudson Valley Magazine


Welcome! This September will be my 20th year teaching 5th grade at Hagan Elementary School. This classroom is centered on creative, project-based learning, technology/STEM integration, and daily reading and writing in ALL subject areas. With hard work, a positive attitude, and respect for everyone, success will follow.

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There are high standards and expectations in this classroom. To be successful, set the following personal goals:

Be polite and complimentary.

Say please and thank you.

Offer help to those in need.

Show respect and compassion toward others.

Give your best effort every day.

Come to school each day.

Maintain a positive attitude.

Reflect on your performance.

Use good study habits.

Show pride in your work.

Complete assignments on time.

Be neat and organized.

Practice safety at all times.

Model good behavior.

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