• Welcome to 5th Grade

    We are going to end the year STRONG!

    5th grade brings lots of growth, challenges, increases in freedom and independence. 


    Whats the Rest of the Year Going to Look Like?

    We will focus on collaboration and personal discipline as we learn how to work online more. We will become EXPERTS in digital class content with Google Classroom, Flipgrid, Zoom, and other great resources available to us. We will think critically about the world around us, how it's changing, and how we can maintain balanced relationships with others while prioritizing our investment in education. 


    How Do I Run My Class?

    I agree with The Cat in the Hat, "It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how." I encourage the class to work together as a team to earn incentives. At school, we use Class Dojo to earn points for positive behavior (as table groups, individually, as well as whole class). The students determine their own goals and incentives, so they are invested in meeting expectations and often help regulate each other. We make sure to think critically about the words we use, how they affect others, and what would be the most beneficial way to treat each situation based on the outcome desired. I believe children are brilliant thinkers, forces for positivity, and creative souls. My goal is to equip them with the tools they need to hone their focus and fuel their drive to succeed. 


    I would love to hear from you!

    I am best available through email. 





    Thank you for trusting me with your kids, they are amazing!

    Mrs. Hallman

It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!