Library Field Trip

Students learned about the amazing resources available at the Hamilton-Wenham Library today. They worked in groups to complete a fun and informational scavenger hunt. It was a beautiful fall day, perfect for the walk there and back.

Busy, busy…

Here are some photos from the last few weeks. In Science, students have been doing hands-on investigations to learn about different properties of matter. In Math today, students worked in groups to calculate the volume of our classroom. We’re looking forward to our walking field trip to the library on Thursday. Keep in mind that students need to bring a packed lunch and snack.

8th Continent

Students worked in small groups during Social Studies to imagine an 8th continent and create a map of it incorporating geographic terms learned from chapter 1 of our text. Students presented today and also completed a one-page piece of writing describing their continent.

Music and Art

When I walked into the Art Room today to pick up the students, I was so impressed by the beautiful designs they were making with their names for their portfolios. We then had a wonderful opportunity to hear the various instruments students can learn in the district through lessons or band. If your child took lessons last year, they can choose to do band this year. If they didn’t take lessons last year, they can do so this year. You can visit the district website to sign up.

Great start to 5th Grade!

Although it was super hot, we had a terrific start to the new school year. It was wonderful to read about the special items students brought in this morning in their All About Me bags. Students worked in groups to make words from the letters in their names and calculated the total value of their words similar to Scrabble. During writing time, students wrote about their summer vacation to share with others. Students each get a subscription to Scholastic News and can access the magazine online, as well. They read an article about the volcanic eruptions in Hawai’i. They also got to experience Buker’s new playground. Enjoy the long weekend!

Welcome to 5th Grade!

I’m so excited to see you for the first day of school! Please post something about yourself (a sport you play, a talent you have, a hobby you love, something about your family, etc.) and one thing you enjoyed over the summer. See you soon!