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Welcome to my classroom! Together, we will make this the best school year EVER! This is my 25th year teaching and my 15th year here at Kerrydale. I believe every student can achieve greatness. Welcome to 5th grade! This year, our grade level is doing something really great! We are departmentalizing! No matter who your child's homeroom teacher may be, they will see all the fifth grade teachers the same amount of time each day. I will be fifth grade's  science and social studies teacher this year. Mrs. Tatum will teach math and Mrs. Kosar will be the primary language arts teacher. We are very excited and are confident that this will  be a SUPER school year!!
Together We Fly Higher!
If you ever need to reach me, please email me at I will respond within 24 hours. Thank you! :)


Fifth grade will have daily Zoom meetings at 10:45. The topics for each meeting will follow the schedule below. A Zoom invitation has been sent out to all parents via email and Dojo. The 60 minutes of learning will always start out on Zoom. The Zoom portion of the day's learning may last all 60 minutes or may last 10 - 15 minutes and then the students will be given instruction to work independently for the rest of the remainder of the time. The independent work  for science  and social studies will be in the form of a choice board. The link to the choice boards is will be posted here,  in the documents and files of this page. It is also be posted on Teams in the Files section under Science and Social Studies. 
We look forward to seeing you on Zoom! Stay safe and healthy! :)

 Monday   Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 



60 min.



 60 min. 



60 min. 


Social Studies

60 min. 


Content Review 
Virtual Field Trips 

60 min.



60 Mins.


60 Mins.


60 Mins.


60 Mins.


60 Mins.

Other Zoom Times: 
1. Office Hours - Mrs. Tatum, Mrs. Kosar and I will hold our office hours from 2:00 - 3:00 each Thursday. A Zoom invitation was sent out via email and Dojo. If you need to reach us, all three of us will be available via zoom or email, if that is more convenient for you. :)

   2. Class Meetings -  Mrs.  Tatum , Mrs. Kosar and I will have Zoom class meetings on Mondays and Fridays at 3:30.  This will be a short 15 minute meeting, just to check in with the students to see how they are doing. Again, the Zoom invitation was sent out via email and Dojo. 
  • Due to the school closure, fifth grade has posted work on Teams and has sent an email to all parents detailing assignments to be worked on while students are at home. 
  • For science, please go to to review scientific investigation, solar system, plants and electricity. Complete all of the activities, but focus on the Released Test Questions on each of these review sections. Use the password "kdes" and go to the 4th/5th grade section of 
  • Suggested At-Home Work Schedule:
  • March 23 - 27 - - Oceanography
  • 5th grade review
  • March 30 - April 3 -  Solar System - 4th Grade Review
  • April 6-10 - Spring Break - Enjoy your Families!
  • Science Instructional Calendar is available in the Files and Documents portion of the Class Page as well. This document gives detailed objectives of the units that have been taught thus far, among other things.
  • April 14 - June 12, the Zoom meeting/ Instruction review schedule described above will be followed. 
  • Cardboard Box Challenge! - Turn a cardboard box into...something AMAZING!!  Due May 18th, if you choose to accept! :) Go to my Files and Documents portion of this page for more information! 
    News from our Reading, Math and Speech Resource Teachers
  • Title I Newsletter Math Intermediate April 2020 Spanish.pdf
    Title I Newsletter Math Intermediate April 2020.pdf
  • Title I Newsletter Reading Intermediate April 2020 Spanish.pdf
    Title I Newsletter Reading Intermediate April 2020.pdf
  • Link to our speech teacher's webpage
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Encore Schedule - 2:55 -3:40 
See Reminders for the rotation schedule in the Agenda each day.

Day 1: Library
Day 2:Art
Day 3: PE
Day 4: Guidance
Day 5: Music
Day 6: PE

Daily Schedule

9:00 - 9:30 - Core (Thursdays - Strings until 9:45)
9:30 - 10:45 - Science/ S.S.
10:45 - 12:00 - Math
12:00 - 1:00 - Recess/ Lunch/ Bathroom Break
1:00 - 2:15 - Language Arts
2:15 - 2:45 - Press In Small Group Reading Instruction
2:55- 3:40 - Encore