Teacher's Message

This year I’m looking forward to educating and getting to know your children, but also helping in their preparation for the  next step at the Academy: Middle School. Your children will experience a variety of educational opportunities, while growing through the challenges ahead. We will have another exciting year in our science lab conducting all of the unique, hands-on investigations, our science curriculum has to offer. Each trimester you can expect one major project that will be completed at home, while other projects will be completed in class throughout cooperative group learning.


Hello 5th Grade!! Your assignments for each day will be posted below. Please complete them all on Google Classroom and don’t forget to “turn in” each assignment. Once you start completing assignments, I can mark you “present” for the day. Each assignment must be completed by its own due date. I will be grading your assignments throughout the day and entering into PowerSchool each night. Every morning, we will have a live “Morning meeting” to discuss the day ahead and any questions you have.  This meeting will be around 8:15 am. I will post the “Google Meet” link to our Google Classroom stream. I will go over all of your lessons and assignments during this time. Also, for my Math students, I will be posting a “Google Meet” link during the day to go over our Math lesson, as well. Throughout the day there may be some surprises, such as a google meet for a fun activity or a virtual field trip to explore! This is going to be a new experience for us all, so do your best! Any questions, please let me know. Miss you all!





“Classworks” Information for Parents and Students:

We will begin using this platform soon! Please watch the videos to familiarize yourself it!





Our Google Meets for the week:


Remember not to join the meet until the scheduled time. Students are not allowed on Google Meet/Hangout without their teacher.


8:15 Morning Meeting, 8:30 Reading, 9:30 Math


8:15 Morning Meeting, 8:30 Reading, 9:30 Math,


8:15 Morning Meeting and Reading class, 9:00 Science Lab, 10:30 Math


8:15 Morning Meeting, 8:30 Reading, 9:30 Math


8:15 Morning Meeting, 8:30 Reading, 9:30 Math

This is the schedule of Live Classes that you will have with your other teachers:

Mrs. Essman: (Google Meet) Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30.

Mrs. Izzard: (Google Meet) Mondays at 10:00-10:45, Tuesdays at 10:35-11:10, and Fridays at 11:00-11:45

Ms. Edelmann: (Google Meet) Wednesdays at 9:00-9:30 for Science Lab.

Señora Mezieres: (Zoom) Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:00-10:30


Remember, our Google and Zoom Meetings are to be just like our classroom! Respectful, attentive, and caring. When you sign on, you can say hello and then please mute your microphones. Also, you are not allowed to use the chat feature unless otherwise told. This is a new way of learning for us all, and I want to make sure everyone can hear important information and explanations. Please make sure you are also paying attention, you should not be playing games, doing other schoolwork, etc., during these meetings. 



Please note: All necessary instructions and details are provided within each assignment on Google Classroom. If there is a reading to do or video to watch, I have provided the link for you there. If I have a document created for you to answer questions, etc.,  please use that same document. Thank you and you are all doing great! 🙂



Please make sure you are also checking Mrs. Essman’s page of the website/Google Classroom for Language Arts, Señora Mezieres page/Google Classroom for Spanish work, and if you are in Mrs. Izzard’s class for math, you should check her page as well. Don’t forget to check Specials’ pages and Google Classrooms, too!

I will be available to answer all questions/emails between 8:00am and 3:00pm. Outside of these times, I will try my best to answer any questions you may have!

Don’t forget to log into www.happynumbers.com and use the login information I emailed to you.





Announcements for Tuesday, June 2nd:

Have some fun and get moving with Sonic the Hedgehog!

All assignments today will be posted on Google Classroom by 9:00am and are to be completed/submitted there. 

Your assignments for the day will be in Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Religion (Slideshow activity).  Please remember to complete your SDR assignments for Trials 1-6 and 7-10 if you haven’t completed it yet. Please let me know if you have any questions on the option you selected for the project. Also, don’t forget to check on Google Classroom to see what assignments you still need to complete. Have a great morning!

Please do not forget to complete any missing assignments! Most assignments are due by the end of each day. All assignments are graded and grades are entered into PowerSchool each night 🙂




Our Quote, Joke, and Riddle for the Day! Remember to send me the correct response to the riddle by 8:15am and you will earn 5 extra points on the assignment of your choice for today.

Quote: “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

Joke: What do you call two bananas? Slippers!!

Riddle: I have many teeth, but I cannot bite. What am I? Any student that emails me the correct answer to today’s riddle by 8:15am will earn 5 extra points on the assignment of their choice for today! After I have announced the winners, if you have won, then please comment on the assignment that you would like your 5 points added!