We’re here for our interview!


Friday September 29, 2023 

  • Thursday Oct 5 – Grandparents/Special Persons Day 
    • Special Guests are to arrive between 12:00 and 12:30 pm. Students can be dismissed with their grandparents at the conclusion of the day. 
  • Friday, Oct 6 – Early Dismissal – 11:30 am – NO AFTERCARE OR HOT LUNCH. 
  • Monday, Oct 7 – No School. 
  • Tuesday, Oct 8 – Delayed Start at 10:00am. Before care available beginning at 7:30 am. 

Internship Interviews!  Oh, if you could have been a fly on the wall to see your child walk up alone to the office, tell them they are here for an interview, wait patiently for the call to go back, and answer all of the questions with such professionalism…priceless. Check out their headshots below! Students will know where they were placed for their internship prior to Long Weekend. This weekend is a great opportunity to discuss what could happen if they weren’t selected for their dream job, and how to handle that feeling. Only two students from the grade will be placed in each job. For example, only two students will be assigned with Preschool, and 11 students put that as their first choice!


  • Students are finalizing their review of place value, rounding, and addition and subtraction – all in regards to decimals!  
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023 – Assessment 
  • Khan Academy has begun! Students can work on this every night, and will occasionally have it officially assigned for homework. We are able to track their progress and time spent on tasks, in addition to monitoring their progress and mastery of the material. 
  • Don’t forget to practice multiplication fluency with your child!

Language Arts:

  • Finished No Talking book and actually did the “No Talking Experiment” in class. Ask your child how it went and what lessons they learned
  • Worked on adding a catchy “lead” or “hook” to our 2nd memoir
  • Got a new spelling list and will be quizzed next Friday.

Creek Side Deep Dive: 

Students continued to learn more about the riparian zone by our creek. We constructed ocular tubes to measure the canopy cover. We then played a game to demonstrate the importance of vegetation along a riparian area. On their back, I tapped a bag of paper. The first group represented water. They raged through an empty area losing all their load. The next group of students rushed down the stream encountered classmates who acted as vegetation. The vegetation slowed the water down, hence not causing as much load to be lost. Ah-ha! Students then illustrated a story of a fallen leaf and connected it to our ecosystem. 

Playgrounds and Parks Deep Dive:

Students have begun writing introduction paragraphs and thesis statements for our upcoming presentations about the playground redesign and the opinions of the class. Look for presentations to begin in the upcoming weeks. 

Music and Drama:

The fifth graders are tasked with writing and directing this year’s Holiday Show! This week, students brought their ideas to the table, and a class vote was taken to choose the theme of the show. You won’t hear any spoilers from us!