Welcome to a year of exploration! The fifth grade child is well into his/her intermediate education. Together, we work to make this an engaging and exciting year. It is amazing what we can accomplish in 10 months.
Educating the whole child is at the center of our philosophy. Each child comes to the classroom with a different background and experience and is unique unto himself/herself. Fifth graders are entering a special, preadolescent time in their lives. Many 10-11 year olds experience changes in their bodies and attitudes. Friends become a more integral part of their lives. The 5th grade child might begin to exert more independence from adults. Guiding the students through this changing time is important. You can help me prepare to work with your child more effectively by completing a Student Profile. click here to download the document. It would be helpful if you could have it filled out and returned to school by Friday, September 9th. Thank you in advance for taking the time to tell me about your child.
In fifth grade, we are preparing for the responsibilities and independence needed to be successful in middle school. Developing a sense of confidence and taking ownership of one’s learning goes a long ways toward ensuring that success!
So sit down, hold on, and get set for an exciting ride!