Greetings, Parents and Guardians,
Our first day of school is in the books! It's been a pleasure working with your student and getting to know them on a personal level at this early juncture of the school year! Fifth grade is a very challenging grade for some students, so a good start to the school year can really set the tone. So far, so good! As far as our curriculum goes, here's what we've been working on:
- In writing, we've begun working on our narrative pieces. This will be our writing focus for the first quarter.
- In math, we've begun the year by reviewing place value. After our place value unit concludes, we'll move on and review multiplication and division (both with double and triple digits).
- We will begin the year working with science, specifically focusing on matter and mass.
- In reading, we've begun reading our class novel. We will also focus on different reading concepts and strategies, such as text and graphic features, theme vs. main idea, and character comparisons.
Don't forget that our shirt orders are due Friday, August 30th! Checks may take awhile to clear, as I'm submitting one large order, and will give this order to The Athlete once September rolls around.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to let me know!