Welcome to THMS and 5th grade English!

Where Learning Has No Limits and Together We Work for the Success of All

This year we will be focusing on growing as readers. I hope to expose your child to a wider variety of reading and print materials including: fiction, nonfiction, newspapers, and magazines. Many 5th graders are excited about a certain series or author, I will use this information to encourage growth in reading as we explore new authors, talk about old favorites, and learn from each other.

We will also be exploring a wide variety of writing forms, from a five paragraph essay, to lists, to letters, to poetry, to free writes, and beyond. My hope is that your child will discover that writing is a way to express his or her thoughts, dreams, plans, and needs.

Please continue to check on "Projects" (and long term assignments) for guidelines and due dates; please complete at home if unable to finish during class time.

Upcoming Events!

June 2-3 - Math SOL
June 4: 5th grade zoo field trip! 8am-5pm.
June 6 - School Awards Assembly
June 6 - Early Release - Enjoy your Summer!
June 12-15 - Theatre Group Trip to NYC
June 23-July 24 - Summer School
July 14-18 - Summer Enrichment
Aug. 19 - First Day of School


As with all material found on the Internet, teachers and parents should be very careful in allowing students to explore these sites unless direct supervision is provided. Harrisonburg City Public Schools is not responsible for the content of various links beyond the initial levels of each site.


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