I love reading Gary Schmidt to the kids! He makes the characters seem so real and the kids really hate it when the story ends.
I love the hands-on activities we do in the classroom, especially in science. When an experiment goes just right, the expressions on their faces is priceless.
Fort Collins has always been my home. I can't imagine living anywhere else.
I just recently took up running. I played soccer for 17 years, but decided I wanted to pursue other activities. A friend talked me into training with her for a 5K. I've been running since March and love it! I try to run two races a month. It's great getting out there and running all the different courses Fort Collins has to offer.
Both of my children are Bauder graduates. They continued on to Blevins and then to Rocky. My daughter works at the Clothes Pony and my son attends Front Range and works at King Soopers.
In science, we will cover topics that include: chemistry, weather, landforms, and the human body.
In social studies, we cover explorers, early colonies, and the American Revolution.
In literacy, our units will cover Taking a Stand and Civil Rights, Investigating nonfiction topics, Trickster Tales, a Survival unit, and Westward Movement.
5th grade can be fast paced. We seem to get in as many things as possible: music program, Eco and Celebration Weeks, middle school visits, as well as studying chemisty, explorers, weather, the human body, American Revolution....the list goes on. Be ready for a packed year!