In 5th grade, we are really starting to feel like a family. December offered many unique opportunities to connect and celebrate each other, from grooving at the winter band concert, starring in the Holiday Show, making personalized gifts for families at home, and just enjoying each other before Winter Break.
The new year will offer fresh opportunities to reevaluate goals, both academic and social, and settle into a season of calm. Mathematicians will continue to work on deeply understanding division, including decimals (goodbye, remainders!). Readers will dig deeper, learning strategies for analyzing the themes in the text. Writers will choose a controversial topic of personal interest to continue honing their research-based argument skills. Historians will explore the ancient Aztec, Mayan and Incan cultures, including how the European age of exploration impacted their civilizations. We sincerely look forward to being back with your kids! They are treasures, and it is a privilege to be involved in their lives.