CRS 5th Grade

For all things fifth grade!

Playing with Decimals

  In math this week, we have been learning how to read and write decimals through thousandths. We have also been practicing rounding, comparing, and ordering decimals. The game Surrounding … Continue reading


For You, From Blue

As we continue to read Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett, we are learning to appreciate the characters and plot Blue Balliett has created as well as taking a close look at her … Continue reading


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

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

October 17, 2014


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

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