As this class is about to enter sixth grade, we are trying to build independence among our scholars. We are setting deadlines for assignments, and trying to provide support and benchmarks along the way. Some students are struggling with time management and meeting these deadlines.
With such a busy time of year, please talk with your students each night about their assignments. When possibly, check in and ask about their major projects. Visit this website, and don't hesitate to e-mail me with questions. We have a strong group of scholars, and I'm trying build the skills that they will need have in order to be successful at the middle school grade levels.
This is a very busy week here in the 5th grade hallway. Students will be taking their last STAR testing of the year on Tuesday (Math) and Wednesday (ELA). We also have the 4th graders visiting us on Thursday, and the Connecticut Historical Society visiting us on Friday.
The 5th grade team will be contacting you soon if you volunteered for the Colonial field day on June 9th. Thank you in advance for offering to share your time with our grade level for an afternoon during this busy time of year.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to your homeroom teacher if you have any specific questions on upcoming events. :-)
It is that time of year when there is so much going on here at HMS. Students will be arriving home with lots of different papers informing you of upcoming events.
For example, this week the 5th grade team sent home packet of blue papers. Included in this packet was a permission slip for our Old Sturbridge Village Field Trip, including a chaperone form, and a form asking for volunteers for our Colonial Field Day. Please take the time to review the forms and return them as soon as possible.
Also, recently we sent home a yellow form requesting items for our poetry tea, which is on May 18. Students should have returned home with the item we are requesting from you signed.
Still to come will be paperwork regarding the Connecticut Historical Society visit and schoolwide field day just to name a few. Thanks in advance for all your support to help make these events a success!
The 5th grade had the opportunity to attend the opera at the Hyde Cultural Center in Woodstock this week. They were excellent audience members, and were able to experience a new type of event. The costumes and scenery were great, and it gave the students an opportunity to be exposed to a different kind of music.
The students all took their topic 8 algebra test this week. When the students first heard that they would be learning algebra there was some trepedation. However, by the end the class average was a standard grade of a 3. Students should be proud of all that they have accomplished in math this year! I am having students in a way complete an independent study for the new data unit, topic 14. They are all moving at different paces through the lessons, so many of them are utilizing the chromebooks and logging into pearsonrealize so that they can move along at their own pace.
Less than 30 days to til the end of the year, and still so much to accomplish. Students should have been sent home with the yellow poetry tea form today with the item you are responsible circled. Please contact your homeroom teacher with any further questions.
I have been teaching for twelve years, and eleven years in the town of Willington, CT.