Grade 5

October 2021

It is hard to believe that we have already been in school for over a month.  It has been a nice start to the year getting to know everyone, and for the students to have the opportunity to work with two teachers.  The weather has also been amazing, I could take these temperatures year round!  Fall also brings two of my favorite things… picking and Patriots football!!  I know that many students share these interests as well.

I am excited for October to begin.  When it gets closer to Halloween 5th graders will get to do a fun activity with pumpkins.  This is both a learning opportunity and a lot of fun for all!  October also brings 2 days off of school for students, October 8th and 11th, so mark them in your calendar.  

In academics we have hit the ground running!  In math we have been refreshing our memories on multi-digit multiplication and division.  We have also begun learning about exponents.  5th graders have been learning about the Eastern Woodlands tribe in social studies.  They have built either a longhouse or a wigwam out of things from nature.  Next we will be moving on to the Southeast natives.  6th graders have been learning about Egypt.  They are currently in the process of making their own god or goddess.  In reading, my class is reading Al Capone Does my Shirts, and Mrs. Sullivan’s class has been working on Old Yeller.  In writing 5th graders are working on personal narratives.  We will focus on narratives for the entire first trimester.  

If anyone ever has any questions or concerns please email me at

I look forward to a great school year!

-Mrs. Cote

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