Information and communication for my fifth grade class

Welcome to the 2014-2015 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



Wow! What a busy start to the year.  Cooperative Games Day was a fantastic way to get to know our classmates and begin working together as a team.  We enjoyed having summer reading book clubs, and an ice cream social. During our fun-filled trip to Fenway we learned the basics of weather from Fox25 meteorologist, Kevin Lemaowicz, field maintenance from Dave Mellor, the head of grounds keeping for the Red Sox, and then we got to watch the game from our seats high in the bleachers!  We are just now settling into our academic routines and look forward to a successful year.


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.  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.


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.

2014-2015 school calendar

Oct. 10~ no school – teacher Professional Day

Oct. 13~ no school – Columbus Day

Nov. 13~ half day /parent conferences

Nov. 19 ~half day/parent conferences

Dec. 1-5~ Mrs. Fournier’s class to Truro

Dec. 15-19~ Mrs. Sullivan’s class to Truro

Dec. 17 ~ Reports Cards go home

March 23- April 3 ~ PARCC testing

May 11-2~ PARCC testing



 Supply lists for 2014-2015