Our First Week - Mid-Pacific Institute

Grade 5

Our First Week

Posted on August 17, 2017

by Ms. Jenkins on August 17, 2017

What a fabulous group of 5th graders we have this year! We are settling into a new year and learning all of our new routines.

We would like to share some moments from this week.

We have spent a lot of time getting to know each other to build a strong community of learners. They have learned many new things about each other. Here we are playing Human Bingo and trying to find classmates who are ... (left handed, went on a trip, like to read, like to surf or boogie board, wore braces, e.g.).

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We then got to know both classrooms and began organizing all of our materials. We will be spending a lot of time in both rooms and will be moving back and forth as a group.

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To represent the unity of the 5th grade, we have each been designing and drawing a flower so we can string them into a lei.

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One of the biggest highlights for many of the children was on Thursday morning. We walked down to the Kindergarten classrooms with great anticipation and excitement. We were meeting our Kindergarten Buddies! We were so excited! This year, we will meet with our buddies once a week to read with them and also once a month for group activities. You can see the joy and excitement on both the faces of the 5th graders and the Kindergarteners.

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We are looking forward to a wonderful year!

Sincerely,

Tiffany Byrne & Pamela Jenkins