Welcome to Ms. Drawbert's 5th grade at DPM.
Welcome to the fifth grade. I will be your teacher in room 19. I look forward to working with you again if you were in my class last year. This will be my 30th year at DPM where I’ve taught 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades. This year, you’ll be learning about the United States, science (Mixtures and Solutions, Earth and Sun and Structures of Life), math and language arts. I have a vast collection of books at every level for you to use with the Accelerated Reader individualized reading program.
This year, as fifth graders, our class will be the Doers and Dreamers. Walt Disney said, “First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.” We can apply this advise to career goals or everyday activities. You do this when you dream of being a writer and write stories for fun; dream of being a star athlete and practice your sport; dream of playing in a band and learn how to play an instrument; dream of being an artist and draw every chance you get; even dream of getting good grades and study hard.
Of course, learning new things requires effort, patience, determination, and perseverance. Get a jump on the assessments you’ll take the first full week of school by reading at least one book and practicing those multiplication and division math facts.
Supplies students need include a backpack, a small pencil box or zippered pouch, a binder, two single subject spiral notebooks, a yellow folder for homework, a red folder for writing, a green folder for science, a blue folder for social studies, a pack of 5 pencils and a large eraser. I have rulers, scissors, crayons and colored pencils for school use. You should also have these supplies available at home for homework. *We recognize that many families wish to provide supplies for their own student or donate materials for the entire school community and are welcome to do so at any time. The supplies listed are suggested materials and are not required of any student or family to fully participate in the school’s academic program. All required materials and supplies will be provided by schools to students at no cost.
Please bring in tissues to help with allergies and colds throughout the year.
Room 19 needs to be a scent-free zone. Many scents give me an instant headache, so please refrain from using body sprays, scented lotions and scented hair sprays. Most soaps and shampoos are okay, so don’t refrain from bathing or washing your hair on my account.
I look forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 13. All San Juan teachers have new websites this year. Mine is not available yet. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.