Welcome Fifth Grade Parents!
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 fifteen years, and fourteen of those years have been in fifth grade.
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 compositions using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. New math concepts will also be a challenge in fifth grade, so if your child does not know his or her math facts, get those flash cards out and practice, practice, practice! In social studies we will be exploring the history and geography of the United States, and in science, systems of living things, the solar system, weather and climate, the nature of matter, and water on earth will be studied.
Together we are going to have a great year!
Mrs. Negro, 5th grade