Hi Everyone, What a year!  Please hug your child from me and tell them how proud I am of them.  This will be a time we all never forget.  As much as I wish things could be different, I have to look at the optimistic side of things and know that this WILL make our students stronger, more adaptable to things we can't control and grow their character.  I will miss them so much and I wish you all a fabulous summer! Student Belongings IF families are allowed to pick and drop off items next week or in the summer months, I have stored ALL of your child's materials including journals, writer's notebooks, headphones, etc. from their cubbies in their locker .  Please do NOT ENTER the classroom.  Everything that they had in the classroom is now in their lockers.  Anything not picked up will be unfortunately thrown away so please make sure to check your emails for when picking up/distribution is. I have collected their library books if they were in their cubbies and I will

One week left!

Hi Everyone, It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of the school year.  I appreciate everyone for trying their best during these difficult times but still persevering through our school closure.  I am very proud of my students and can't believe we are coming to the end of the school year.  I hope you have a fantastic summer and come back next year and visit me!   Parents - if you could please send one current picture of your child for me for our end of the year picture to post on the blog for the last week of school I would appreciate it.   For those of you who don't know, I grew tomato plants from seed this year at my home and named a plant after each student.  I asked the students their seating preferences and planted them in my "classroom" garden bed accordingly.  Now, I get to be with them all summer and watch them grow even more!  Check out the pictures of my "students" in their tomato form on the Class Photos page! Next Week W

Hello June!

Hi Everyone, I hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend.  We had a shorter week this week and we are gearing up for the last two weeks of school.  I planted all the plants that I named after the students in my class and took into account their seating requests!  They are "sitting" with their friends from our classroom learning community!  Check out the class photos and the different varieties that represent them.  They will be with me until the fall! :0) Google Classroom Assignments Please check with your child if all of the Google Classroom Assignments are up to date and complete up to now.  I would like all assignments completed no later than Monday, June 8.  The last week of school will be filled with assignments that don't require a check for understanding.  There are also other surprises and graduation coming! Persuasive Essay Writing Unit I hope everyone enjoyed the persuasive essay unit.  If your child did the assignments daily, they should have w

Memorial Day Weekend!

Hi Everyone, It looks like we are going to have warm weather for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend! While there is no school on Monday, I will post a few fun outdoor optional activities for you to do. Otherwise please take the time to unplug, enjoy time together, connect with nature, and relax!   Check the classroom photos page to see how our red wormies moved into a new compost bin while some were left behind for a revamped bin! Middle School A middle school counselor will be joining us at our Monday, June 1 meeting. She will be answering questions that fifth graders have.  We will have an 8th-grade student guest to help answer questions too! Thank you to Clara's brother for volunteering. :0) Morning Meeting Due to no school on Monday, our Morning Meeting will be rescheduled to Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. Advanced Math Placement Test Typically, 5th-grade students are given a chance to test out of 6th-grade math at this time of the year. The school district&

Warmer Weather Coming Soon!

Hi Everyone, I hope you had a nice week.  It looks like the weather is warming up and next week looks beautiful.  As the weather warms up, please remember there will be assignments still given every day so carving out time and holding students accountable for the work is strongly encouraged! :0) THANK YOU! Thank you to all of you for this amazing surprise!  I am touched and super excited to relax this weekend with all of these goodies.  I seriously have the best class.  I miss you all so much!   ELA I'm excited to start a new persuasive essay unit with the fifth-grade students.  It will look differently, of course, than what I would do in the classroom but I am providing lessons each day for the next two weeks with check-in assignments on Fridays.  I hope students will find them informative.  Students have the option to write a persuasive essay and submit them too if they are inclined to do so.  They will have questions to answer on the check for understanding assignments

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