CRS 5th Grade

For all things fifth grade!

Mystery Object

In the book, Chasing Vermeer, Ms. Hussey, the 6th grade teacher, gave the following homework assignment: “‘Here is what I want you to do: Start by choosing one item at home … Continue reading

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Really Chasing Vermeer

As we continue to read Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett, we have spent time exploring Johannes Vermeer’s artwork. While reading the book this week, we learned that one of the main … Continue reading



To launch writing this year, the students collected meaningful memorabilia to use to personalize their writer’s notebooks. We had a wonderful Friday afternoon, sharing the items that we chose to … Continue reading

October 10, 2014

Orienteering at Hale Reservation

The rain held off for our field trip to Hale Reservation this morning! The fifth graders did an excellent job of  finding their way through the woods, and of  using their … Continue reading

October 7, 2014

Technology in the Classroom

After reading Warren Berger’s book A More Beautiful Question this summer, Steve Trust approached us with an idea for a yearlong project. The goal is to have each fifth grader generate a … Continue reading

October 5, 2014

Fifty Nifty!

Over the past week, the fifth graders have been deepening their knowledge of the fifty states! They are learning the “Fifty Nifty United States” in music with Ms. Moellering, and … Continue reading

September 30, 2014

Puzzling Pentominoes

We have been studying and exploring pentominoes in fifth grade. While first introduced in math, we have most recently seen their importance in our first novel, Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett.  What … Continue reading

September 21, 2014

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