Mrs. Rosenberger's Fifth Grade

January 8, 2016

What's going on?

There were some pretty tired kiddos in this room on Monday! I hope you had a wonderful break with the people you love.

The theme of our reading lessons for this week is "Investigating Nature". We have been practicing skills such as sequencing and Greek/Latin Suffixes. The test will be on Tuesday, January 12.

In grammar, we are working on creating compound sentences. They have been practicing making and identifying these sentences as a class, and we will do more practice next week. Ask them about "building a bridge" or what C & C are in a compound sentence.

Book Blogs will be assigned next week, so finish up your current book by then.

This week we finished the science stations. The students worked in groups of 3 or 4 and traveled around the room completing various activities such as creating sand dunes, vocabulary, and writing an acrostic poem. The packet was finished and turned in on Thursday. There will be a quiz on erosion and weathering on Wednesday, January 13. After that we will begin reviewing for a final test on everything from chapter 9. This includes the layers of the earth, volcanoes and earthquakes, as well as weathering and erosion.

The kids had a meeting with Mrs. Sauer concerning the cafeteria. The rules concerning where they sit and when they are permitted to leave their seats to dump their trays have been changed in an attempt to reduce inappropriate behavior.


For better or worse, it seems winter has finally arrived in Pennsylvania. Please make sure your student has a coat, hat, gloves, scarf, etc... With having lockers this year, it would be a good idea to send some of these items to school for them to keep here. That way if a day turns out to be colder than expected, they can bundle up.

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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 just graduated 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.