Welcome Fifth Grade
I’d like to take this
opportunity to introduce myself. My name
is Barbara Negro, and I am excited to be your child’s fifth grade teacher this
year. My educational background includes
a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from the University
of California at Riverside, a multiple subjects teaching
credential with a cultural emphasis, and a master’s degree in education with a
specialization in reading. I have been
teaching for sixteen years, and fifteen of those years have been in fifth
In fifth grade, students
will continue to learn the joy of reading good literature. I want my students to know that reading is a
fun experience! There will also be a big
emphasis on writing multi paragraph compositions using correct grammar, punctuation,
and spelling. Math concepts such as multi digit multiplication/division,
computing with fraction/decimals, and graphing will also be a challenge in
fifth grade. In science, systems of
living things, the solar system, weather and climate, the nature of matter, and
water on earth will be studied. Finally,
the geography and early history of the United States will be our focus in
In a manila envelope, you
will be receiving numerous notices and forms to be completed and/or
signed. Your immediate response in
returning these forms would be greatly appreciated. Please take time each day to talk to your
child about their school activities. Ask to see their planners and any papers
they may have completed in class that day.
Every week you can expect school notices and corrected work to be
brought home on Friday in the communication envelope.
Homework will be assigned
Monday through Thursday. Please read the
following pages for more information on grade level/classroom policies and
procedures. More information on homework
and classroom/school rules will also be given out at Parent Information Night
on Thursday, August 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Mark your calendars now!
I’m really looking forward
to meeting you at Parent Information Night.
Together we are going to have a great year!
Mrs. Negro, 5th