It was a pleasure meeting with all of our parents during conferences, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to meet with us!

With only 2 and a half months of school left I hope all of our students can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Our goal is to make our students feel as confident as possible moving to Middle School. With that said please, feel free to reach out regarding any questions or concerns regarding the transition and we will do our best to support you in any way possible!

Our students have been working hard within their book clubs, reading together and discussing the events of their book. Some have read over 10 books since the school year started. That love of reading is what we hope to grow and nurture to leave every student with a passage to faraway lands and magical adventures inside any bookshelf. Please ask your child how their book club reading is going, we have been focused on character change and how that change effects the plot of the story.

We are in the middle of Unit 4 multiplying and dividing decimal numbers. Take any opportunity to challenge your child to multiply decimal numbers either at the gas pump or the grocery store. Math is how we use numbers to make sense of the world around us and the more students apply mathematical thinking in their everyday lives the more they will continue to see the value of studying math in school.

Your young scientists have been studying the relationship between the Earth, Sun and Moon in our current science unit. There are many real life phenomena that occur every day that highlight the importance of this relationship. From the sun rising in the East and setting in the West to the incoming and departing tide. Push your child to question the world around to develop a deeper understanding of why things happen the way they do.

It has been great working with each of your children. We ask them to do their personal best on a daily basis and that will continue until the last day of school. Keep up the great work 5th graders and you will be successful!

Thanks for your continued support throughout this successful year.

Mr. Sabilia    dsabilia@groton.k12.ct.us 

Ms. Popp         spopp@groton.k12.ct.us