Welcome! What a wonderful year this can be for your fifth grader. I am looking forward to a great year with each and every student. It will be an active and exciting year as you watch your child's progress as these students become ready for transitioning to the junior high school and sixth grade. This is their year for accepting responsibility for getting work completed on time and with the best effort. It is the year for improving reading, writing, and listening skills. It is the year for finding strengths in math, building confidence, not fear. It is the year for working independently - and in groups as a positive and involved participant. It seems like a lot, but it is possible with an eager attitude and a willingness to learn. Within a great class, learning will be exciting, and the classroom will be engaging and fun.