October News!

I love the fall season-I don’t love that it leads to the cold winter, but I love the change of scenery-leaves changing, nip in the air, and children settling into the daily routine of school.  October means the beginning of the second half of the first trimester.  The first half was the honeymoon period.  The children are now keenly aware of what they need to do to be successful this year.  My job in 5th grade is to prepare them for middle school, but ultimately, they need to do what is required of them.

I love conferences. I get to sit down with parents and students, have a frank discussion about the students’ strengths and areas of growth, and use that discussion to create goals.  Individual goals are important.  They help guide students on a journey through 5th grade.   

Genius Time has been great-We have heard so many fantastic presentations, and I know I am not the only one learning so much about such a wide variety of topics.  So far, we have learned about hamsters, guinea pigs, Golden Gate Bridge, fish(ing), gods/goddess’, speakers, and Stephen Curry.  I can’t wait to learn so much more from this talented group of students.

Garden Awareness begins this month.  I love that the students are able to get out of the classroom to learn.  Working in the garden gives them valuable life-long skills. 

Happy October!