Mrs. Rosenberger's Fifth Grade

September 3, 2015

Busy Crazy Fun

We have had a great first week. The students are very vocal about how much they are enjoying what we've been doing. We have spent most of our time learning routines and expectations that will help them have a successful year. They've also been using the Chromebooks for programs like SumDog and Free Rice to get them comfortable with using the computers.

In reading we learned about stamina, and how it applies to reading. Stamina is working hard at something without getting tired or giving up. We compared ourselves to people deciding to run a marathon. We wouldn't start out by running 26 miles, we'd have to build up to it. It's the same thing with reading. None of us are at the same starting point, and it's our goal to start where we are and improve our stamina by reading longer amounts of time and finishing more books.

In science, we learned about the roles they will need to take on during science experiments and group activities. They used those roles to set up and complete a challenge to build a tower out of cups using only a rubber band and string.

The kids logged on to Spelling City for the first time today and took their first pretest. That pretest, along with a letter about Spelling City should be with your child today. I will go over their practice assignments next week. One thing at a time:)

Some Important Details

Book Orders

I sent home the first book order of the year today. If you would like to order directly online, go to Use my class code which is on a sticker on the front of the order. Deadline for orders is Sept 16.

Weekly Folders

Usually, I will send home all the papers from the week in a pocket folder for your child to give to you. I'm still waiting for my folders to be laminated, so they did not have them this week. Please make sure to check your child's backpack for the papers from the office and me.

Getting to know your child

I sent a link home earlier asking for some insight into your child and what makes them so special. I still need quite a few responses. If you could help me out by clicking on this link, I'd love to hear from you.

Mrs. Rosenberger

I've been teaching at Halifax Elementary for 25 years. I've taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades as well as computers for grades 2-6. I'm married and have two children, a daughter who is graduating from Juniata College in December, and an 18-year-old son who just started as a freshman at Geneva College near Pittsburgh. When I am not teaching, thinking about teaching, or looking for new ideas to help my teaching, I love to read and crochet.