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Welcome 2016-2017 Class with Mrs. Rootare!
Welcome Parents! Welcome Students! Here we are on our way to a new and exciting school year. If you are a returning 6th grader you are the new leaders to help the new students in our class learn the ways we do various things. If you are a 5th grader coming to Family Three, you have a number of things to look forward to this year. Some of those things are experiencing enrichment choices that were not available to you before, a chance to sign up for a service squad position, and more choices when it comes to projects.
Want to know more about being in this class? I can tell you that I love teaching and this is especially true of the 5th and 6th grade levels. We will have many adventures together with all kinds of learning going on. Family Three will again have two teams of teachers. As you now know, the other teachers for our team are Mrs. Frame and Miss Cicchelli. The three of us will provide instruction for all of our classes. Mrs. Frame will be teaching social studies, Miss Cicchelli will cover Language Arts support things like Word of the Day, grammar skills, and also Problem Based Learning that we will call Genius Hour. I will be teaching science for the three homerooms. Also, every Family Three teacher will be teaching math so that students can go to the appropriate math class at the same time. Aside from specials,that mostly leaves reading and writing for academic learning in homerooms. One thing we have been working on is a vision poster to tell others about the things that matter to you; your family, your hopes and goals, and things that make you excited. These are great for learning about each other. Since these are almost finished now with the exception of those of you who needed a bit more time this weekend, I can't wait to see all that you have come up with to share about yourself.
With the goal of communicating with families more easily via simple emails, I would love it if each 5th grade family would send me an email with your child's name in the header please. This will allow me to create contact groups to send out reminders, project and test dates, and any other pertinent news that arises. Also, please feel free to email or contact me if you have questions or concerns. I check my email daily. Thanks!
This week, starting on the 12th, we will begin to switch for all subjects. Thankfully, the class planners (SABs- student assignment books) arrived on Friday so students can easily record and later share with parents, all that transpires each day. Still, if there should be any doubts or worries about forgotten assignments each teacher will be posting what was done in class for their subject(s) each day. News for our class will be listed under the Classroom News section of this website. I will be using this method to communicate information about classroom activities, holiday parties, field trips, etc. Go to Daily Plan & Homework to see what is going on in class, especially the assignments as they are posted and when they are due. Work is due the following day in class unless indicated otherwise.
Enjoy the weekend and I hope to see you soon at school or at Open House & Curriculum Night on Tuesday, the 13th!
Mrs. Lorna Rootare :-)
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