What a busy start to the new school year!  We will spend this week getting to know each other, our classroom procedures, and what to expect in fifth grade.  We are getting used to being in a classroom again after spending our summer days (at maybe)a more relaxed pace.

This year there are four 5th grades, so there will be two teams. Mrs. Rachwal and I will work together to teach your child. I will be teaching science and social studies to both classes and she will teach math. We will collaborate to help meet the needs of each student.

Thank you for generously sending in classroom supplies to support your child. They will be put to good use. We will be doing a lot of investigative activities so I may be asking for some items during the year. Nothing big I promise. Tomorrow we will do a STEM activity that involves gummy worms and lifesaver. ( I’ve got it covered). Watch for pictures.

Our first field trip is planned for September 19th.  We feel  this will be a great team building day as well as educational.  We want this year to be special so we have a few fun and educational field trips lined up. If you would like to chaperone please let me know on the permission slip. The roller rink is free for chaperones but the IMAX and bus will be $12.50. I promise we have an almost free field trip in March.

Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing everyone at Haigh’s Open House on September 14th!


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School Supplies

Welcome to Fifth Grade!

The Dearborn Public Schools will provide your student with all books, supplies and materials necessary for the upcoming school year. However, parents and students are welcome to voluntarily provide additional supplies we use and need on a regular basis.

The following is a SUGGESTED list of school supplies:

  • 3 Black marble composition notebooks 1 Spiral notebook
  • 3 Pocket folders
  • #2 Pencils
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Dry erase markers
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Kleenex
  • Protractor and compass for home use

Have a Wonderful Summer

We’re looking forward to meeting your child in September

The Fifth Grade Teachers

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Welcome Back

I know the school year is just around the corner, but I am still enjoying these last few days of summer.  Mr. Lahooti and I drove to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore. It was amazing. It is hard to believe that something so huge and difficult to imagine, could be accomplished. It just proves that if we set our minds to a task, we can achieve great things.

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