Congratulations! You and your child have survived the first week of fifth grade! Your students are off to a great start. We spent the week learning routines and procedures that will help our classroom run efficiently. Students have learned about all of the jobs we have and have had the opportunity to apply and be hired for jobs of their choosing. I have introduced morning meeting and we have practiced this time, every day. Morning meeting is a wonderful way to start our day. Students learn how to greet each other, learn each other's names, and practice making eye contact and speaking clearly. We also take a few minutes to answer a "share question" where the students can get to know each other and find things that they have in common.
I can already tell how sweet my group is this year! They take initiative when it comes to helping one another and they are very caring. I am thrilled to be their teacher!
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