Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  Fifth grade is a very exciting grade to teach, as we learn about our country and students are often aware of states they have been to before!  I love the discussions and the sharing that happens in 5th grade.  We will be starting our day off with our specials, so come prepared for gym, music/band or library first thing in the morning.  Our math should be a great continuation from what we were learning in 4th grade, after we do a review of place value.  We will have geography daily to practice and learn about our great country - The United States of America.  We have a switch with our lunch and recess times.  Actually, we will be having lunch first, to allow our students time to wash up before eating.  After lunch, then they will head out to recess.  Our reading and language arts time will follow recess, then we will end the day with either Science or Social Studies.  

    I expect all students to treat each other with respect.  We will further discuss classroom rules and expectations in class.  

    I am looking forward to a new great year together.  Please only bring items to school that are necessary.  Toys and trading cards are not encouraged to be brought, as they get lost or "accidentally" taken.  To avoid situations, it is just best to leave them home.

    Thank you sharing your child with me this year.  I am looking forward to getting to know them as we learn about our country, our history, and our language.  

    Enjoy your last few days of summer vacation.

    Miss Smith

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