Classroom Update

Dispatches from the Fifth Grade

Hello, Parents!

The first trimester is in the books, and the second is underway! Winter break is rapidly approaching and the Winter Concerts are only a week away. Where, exactly, did autumn go..?

We have a busy month, so I wanted to take a moment to fill you in on what's been happening in 5-S. As always, please feel free to contact me anytime with questions, concerns, or suggestions you may have.




Next week is a bit on the chaotic side, so I wanted to provide you with the important dates and times that are rapidly approaching:

Monday: Winter Concert Rehearsal 12:30-4:00PM

Tuesday: Winter Concert Rehearsal 11:00-12:00PM

Wednesday: 12:30-3:00 Winter Concert performed for Lower School

Thursday: 8:30-10:15AM Winter Concert performed for Middle School

7:30PM: Winter Concert performed for parents & familes

Visiting Math Professor

Dr. Richard Bisk visited GCDS this week, and spent some time in our class discussing fractions, bar modeling, and the importance of conceptual understanding. He was very impressed with our students, and left them with a challenge. Ask your student to show you the problem!

BFF (Best Foot Forward)

Our BFF Program continues to be a big success. Over the past month, we've met with our Upper School peer leaders once a week to share, question, and discuss issues of bullying, teasing, and joking. We hope these conversations are helpful to our students as they continue to navigate their increasingly complicated social worlds.