Dear Fifth Grader!
Welcome to LMS! You will have two teachers this year, and we are so excited to meet you. Ms. McGill will teach you Language Arts and Social Studies, and Ms. Machlis will be teaching you Mathematics and Science. A few of you may have Mr. Margon for Social Studies as well!
We hope that you have been enjoying your summer and have many grand adventures. As your Language Arts teachers, I hope you have been reading some amazing books as well. I spent this summer doing lots of fun things -- spending time with family at the beach, teaching art at the Arts Council of Princeton, and reading many many fantastic stories. I really can't wait to share them all with you and hear about your summers!
Fifth grade is going to be an amazing experience. You will learn so much and begin to forge your own path. In Language Arts will read books that will inspire you, write powerful essays, and think deeply. You will study Realistic Fiction novels and Narrative Writing, Argument and Essay Writing, and explore the genre of Fantasy! In Social Studies you will begin to develop a deep understanding of critical history, reading and analyzing historical documents in order to learn from and write about them. It's going to be a thrilling year!
To get started, please take a look at the supply list for my class. The link is below:
Enjoy the rest of your summer vacation! I can't wait to see all your bright, smiling faces ready to learn in a few weeks!