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
In spite of the wintry weather, we had a fantastic week in Truro! The students were enthusiastic, respectful, and eager to learn. Now that we are back in class, we are working on writing a newsletter about our week. Check out the Truro Tales page for photos of our adventures.
Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that 2014 is here and we are more than one third of the way through the school year. We have worked hard to classify organisms in science, and improve our computational fluency in math. Many students have made great strides in using long division. We have been enjoying using iPads to practice math skills, take notes, create images based on literature and research reports in science.
Report cards were sent home before vacation. Please let us know if you did not receive one.
Check back soon to see photos of recent student work.
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, MCAS testing, and other important events become available I will post them here.
Thursday, March 6 ~ 1/2 day, parent conferences
Wednesday, March 12 ~ 1/2 day, parent conferences
Wednesday, March 19 ~ grade 5 ela MCAS
Thursday, March 20 ~ Celebration of the Arts, 6-8 pm
Tuesday, March 25 ~ grade 5 ela MCAS
2013-2014 Seashore Dates
Dunn (106) Sept. 23-27 Close (104) Oct. 7-10
Bernier (109) Oct.28-Nov.1 Kraus (105) Dec. 2-6
Neter (144) Dec. 16-20 Eldredge (143) Jan. 6-10
Walsh (107) Jan.27-31 Fournier (140) Feb. 10-14
Hennessey (111) March 10-14 Sullivan (142) April 7-11
Quilty (146) April 28-May 2 Govoni (110) June 2-6