September 24 2009

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!


Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.  ~John Ruskin


Our week in Truro flew by!  We had beautiful sunny days to explore the beaches, dunes, forests and swamps and an incredible starry night for our night walk.  To see photos from our trip day, go to the Truro Tales page.


Welcome! We have an exciting year ahead of us. This year you will be part of a team.  Mrs. Sullivan and I work together.  She teaches social studies and ela (english language arts), while I teach math and science.  This year we have a late lunch (1:00pm), so please bring a hearty, healthy snack  and a water bottle every day! Your brain and body need energy in order for you to do your best.  A highlight of your year will be our trip to Truro, but we have many other exciting classroom activities planned as well. 

Click here to see a slideshow about Fifth Grade.

 Supply lists for 2015-2016


Massachusetts has joined with many other states to create the Common Core curriculum.  Our instruction and assessments are based on these new curriculum standards.  Click here to see an overview of the math standards.  You can access the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website by selecting this link.


Check out the “At the Seashore” links and the “Truro Tales” page to watch videos, read our class newsletter, and find out everything you need to know about our trip to Truro!


Need help with homework?  Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Please check out the list of student safe websites in the blogroll, Science Links and Math Links!


Struggling with math skills?  Try Khan Academy!  This site provides tutorials and opportunities to practice a wide variety of math skills.  It’s like having a private tutor on your computer!


Please use the link below to view this year’s school calendar.  As dates for conferences, PARCC testing, and other important events become available I will post them here.

2015-2016 school calendar

November 25-27 ~ Thanksgiving break

December 10 ~ 5th grade Winter concert

March 8 & March 10 ~ half day, Parent -Teacher conferences

March 23 ~ Celebration of the Arts

June 16 ~ 5th grade Spring concert