Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am so excited to have your child in class this year. We will be busy throughout the year doing a lot of project based learning and blended learning. We will also be learning about the 7 Habits. The 7 Habits are leadership qualities that will help students prepare for the future. 5th grade is thrilling time where students gain independence, responsiblity and become proactive in their learning before going to middle school the next year. Being the oldest kids at GVES, the students are role models for the school and also have other special events and responsibilities. As 5th graders, students can run for different jobs in our student council, they will get to participate in DARE, have a 5th grade party, and may get to play in our "famous" 5th graders vs. teachers kickball game! I am looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing your child progress throughout the year!