Welcome to Mrs. Bruno’s class!

Dear students,

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! I am excited to have you all in my class this year.  I am sure you will succeed this year if you are willing to work hard and ask lots of questions. Here are some answers to many common questions students have about fifth grade.

Classroom Rules:

  • Respect the learning, safety, and well-being of others.
  • Be prepared for class.
  • Produce your best work.

Consequences for choosing not to follow the rules:

  1. Warning (verbal or non-verbal)
  2. Discussion with the teacher; student fills out Behavior Think Sheet
  3. Parent contact
  4. Conference with administration

What will we be doing this year?
We will be learning in a variety of ways, including:

  • reading and writing workshop
  • completing individual, partner, and group projects
  • writing essays, stories, reports, and poems
  • practicing grammar skills and learning new vocabulary
  • demonstrating knowledge with quizzes and tests
  • investigating topics through hands-on science labs
  • serving our community through social justice projects
  • exploring the forests of the Pacific Northwest at Outdoor School
  • …and much more!

How will I be graded?
Final grades are based on the SMM grading scale found in the parent handbook. You can expect to take home 30 – 40 minutes of daily homework during the week and on weekends to practice skills we learn in class.

Late work is accepted at half credit, and missing work becomes a zero after one week. Students are responsible for making up work missed when they are absent from class. Assignments are clearly posted on the homework board and the class website each day. Make sure to check your planner every night!

I am looking forward to an awesome year with you. Again, welcome to fifth grade!