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!