Welcome to room 222
Welcome to Room 222! I am thrilled to be teaching 5th grade at Woodrow Wilson this year. I have many years of experience working with 5th and 6th graders, and I love working with this age group, as they are so capable and curious about the world. The fifth grade year is both rigorous and exciting, as students solidify their past learning and delve into many new topics in preparation for middle school.
In science this year, we will learn about water, the solar system, matter, ecosystems, and composting. In social studies, we will study colonial life in North America, the American Revolution, the formation of our government, and the Civil Rights Movement. We will also build on previously-learned math skills, expand our knowledge of decimals and fractions, and learn about volume and area. Students will read more complex fiction and nonfiction texts, and will write memoirs, feature articles, poetry, and a variety of essays. Of course, in order to learn the most we possibly can, we will be working hard to build a community of kind and caring individuals, so that we can take risks, make mistakes, ask many questions, and reflect on our learning.
You can support your child by asking them about school and encouraging them to share their ideas and the reasons behind them. You can also help them to stay organized, particularly with homework. Perhaps most importantly, encourage your child to read as much as possible! Reading for at least twenty minutes each day will help your student to improve their academic skills in every subject area.
Please feel free to contact me at any time: firstname.lastname@example.org. You are the expert on your child, and your child’s first teacher. Working together, we can ensure that each student has a successful year in 5th grade.