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Picture Day!


I just wanted to remind you that picture day is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5. Your child has already come home with an envelop for you to return with his/her picture selection and check.

Thank you,

Mrs. Jaffe

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October is Here!

It’s hard to believe that more than a month has already passed since your children started fifth grade. Our classroom has been alive with activity (literally … more about our furry arrivals under Science!).

Students are working hard to meet the expectations set for them; and, with each passing day, they are encouraged to assume more personal responsibility. When children come up to me in class asking, “What should I do with this paper?” I often reply, “See if you can figure this out yourself.” In almost all cases … they can!

We have been reading, writing, and computing, and students are adjusting to a daily schedule that has them changing classrooms and teachers. I’m impressed by their resilience.

I so enjoyed meeting all of you the first week of school, and it was a pleasure to see so many of you at our recent Back-to-School night. As teachers, we enjoy the format of meeting with you as a team. I hope you got something out of it. I also hope you find this blog useful as a way to keep informed about classroom happenings. Of course, the homework page is updated daily. View each page to find out what we have been working on in class. If your child is working with other fifth grade teachers, their blogs (with links under “blogroll” at the bottom of this page) will be useful to you, as well. Last but not least, feel free to contact me directly with comments or questions at: 781-238-5684 or

One imminent announcement: School pictures are this Wednesday. Your child will be coming home with information tomorrow about your picture purchasing options.


Mrs. Jaffe

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