Friday, June 16, 2017

Farewell 5th Graders - Slideshow

It has been an eventful year.  The 5th graders have had some amazing experiences, learned many new concepts and skills, and hopefully have had some fun along the way.  Thank you students and families for a great year!  Hope you have a relaxing summer.  Please click here to see the end of the year 5th grade slideshow.

Welcome Letter

It was wonderful to meet the new 5th graders at Step Up!  Please click the link below to view the 5th grade welcome letter which includes the supply list.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.  Hope you all have a wonderful summer!

 Welcome Letter

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Field Day

What a great way to finish out the fifth grade year!  Students had a fantastic time.  Thank you Mrs. Canfield, DBS staff, and parent volunteers for helping to make this such an enjoyable event for our students.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Storrs Pond

Fifth graders had a fabulous time today swimming, fishing, and playing outside.  Thank you so much to everyone for contributing items to make this such a success.  We would not have been able to do it without all your support.  An extra thank you to all the parents who helped chaperone today!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Proportional Reasoning

In middle school, students will focus on proportional reasoning in mathematics.  Today, fifth graders completed an activity that introduced them to this type of thinking.  Using cheddar and pretzel goldfish, students simulated a capture-tag-recapture procedure to estimate a larger population.  After taking several samples and finding the ratio of tagged to total fish in the recapture, they used this information to predict how many fish would be in the total population.  Many groups came within a few fish of their prediction!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Crime Scene

For their last on-demand writing pieces, 5th graders had to examine a crime scene and create a mystery narrative.  It was interesting to see how students related some of the clues to the possible crime and potential suspects!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Upcoming Dates

Just a reminder that next week we have special events coming up.

Monday 6/12:
6:00 - Meet Teachers Night at HMMS

Tuesday 6/13:
10:15 - 2:15 - Trip to Storrs Pond
6:00 - Ice Cream Social

Wednesday 6/14:
Noon - Field Day

Thursday 6/15:
Last Day of School
1:00 - 5th Grade Graduation