Our mission for Mrs. Gracey’s fifth grade class is to be trustworthy, safe, kind, responsible, and respectful upstanders that participate, focus, cooperate, try our best, include others, and…

    HAVE FUN!!!

    There is no school on Friday (2-15) or Monday (2-18).  Maybe one of these days we will have a full week of school!!! 


    We have a new date for our field trip, Winter Survival!  It will be on February 20th from 9:30-2:00.  This trip requires students to build their own fires and cook their own lunch.  It is tons of fun, but entails lots of planning, collaboration, and food and supply donations from families.  Groups depend on each member to have a successful lunch. If your child is not going to be able to go on the field trip, please let me know ASAP so that the group can revise their plan!

    The weather has been all over the place and I notice a lot of students not prepared to be outside safely on the colder days.  Please be sure that your child comes to school each day with a winter coat, hat, and gloves.  Boots and snowpants are great when there is snow on the ground so that students can enjoy it!!!  Here is a message from Mrs. Cooper about this topic:

    Gearing up for the Winter

    Winter Clothes Reminder: Please remind your students to bring winter snow gear to school each day (boots, snow pants, winter jacket, hats & gloves are a must). We go outside sometimes twice a day weather permitting.

    Weather Guidelines:

    On days when the temperature and/or wind chill are below 0ºF: Students will not have recess outside.

    On days when the temps are below 0ºF or when there is heavy rain, students will be permitted to wait inside the hallway near the entry doors while waiting for the bell to ring.

     On days when the temperature and/or wind chill are below -20ºF: Schools will be closed.

    Also, note that students are expected to wait outside the building until the bell rings. Only students coming to morning clubs, breakfast, or morning care should enter the building before the bell. 

    We continue 5th grade science rotations through Spring Break.  My class will first go to Mrs. O'Leary's class to learn about the unit, "Go With the Flow," for a few weeks, and then to Mr. Fisher's class for the unit, "To Infinity and Beyond," for a few weeks while I teach their classes the unit I taught my class before break, "Ch-Ch-Changes."  This will be a great opportunity for students to get to know and learn from the other 5th grade teachers and for the 5th grade teachers to get to know and learn from the other 5th graders!!! 







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