5th - Team

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Thank you for hanging with us during this challenging week. We are still working through managing how to coordinate the learning of our remote students with our in-class learners, but we have learned so much this week and hope that is will only get smoother from here on out. We greatly appreciate your patience and support while we buffer our way through this exciting school year.

We loved getting to know your children both on Zoom and in class and can already see that we have a fantastic group of 5th graders, each with unique talents and personalities. They have made this week incredibly fun and every single day a new adventure. Next week, we will really begin to dive into Core Knowledge and our GoMath curriculum. Each student brings something special to the learning and discussions and we look forward to supporting them in tackling the new and challenging material.

Content Covered:

Wit & Wisdom (Language Arts)

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

Students became familiar with the routines and procedures we will use in class while building an answer to the question "How does reading help us gain knowledge?"  We explored character, setting, problem, and solution.  Then took our thinking deeper by analyzing a character's feelings at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.  Finally we tied it all together by distilling the essential meaning of the story.


We reviewed the steps in the Scientific Circle (the scientific method) by evaluating the events in “Journey to the Center of the Earth”.  Students did a great job thinking beyond the story to identifying things that are based on scientific facts.

Social Studies

Our Core Virtue is “Responsibility”.  Using the Constitution as a model, we thought through our rights as learners (things we get) and our responsibilities as learners (things we need to give).  Applying our understanding culminated in building our own Classroom Constitution.  Part of the process involved naming our classroom community, and our class Swivl!


Prerequisite Skills Inventory completed!  GoMath curriculum begins Monday!  If you have not helped your student log onto Think Central, please take a moment to make sure they are able to access their dashboard.

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday September 7th - NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

We ask for your continued support as we keep navigating the challenging territory of managing both remote and in-class learning. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. Thank you for a fantastic first week

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Welcome to 5th Grade at Rocky Mountain Academy!

we really enjoyed getting to speak with a few of you during orientation and look forward to getting to know all you better as the year goes on. We look forward to building on your support for the exciting and challenging year ahead.

As you all know, some students will be in class, and others will be learning remotely. We want to support you and your students to the best of our ability in whichever learning environment you have chosen. Communication will be crucial to ensure that all students are receiving the best education possible. Please email us with any questions or concerns you may have during the school year. 

We look forward to seeing students both on Zoom and in person. Just a few reminders to make sure that your student is ready for class:

  • Our class will be entering the building on the north side (the doors facing Elk Meadow)

  • If available, we are asking that students bring in a device and headphones (such as a Chromebook or iPad). These devices will only be used during structured lessons that enrich classroom instruction. Just a reminder that the students are responsible for their own devices and must adhere to the RMAE Tech Policy. 

  • Please bring a book to read during Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) time. Because of COVID guidelines, we are minimizing the use of classroom libraries and ask that students bring their own books to read during our soft start at the beginning of the day. 

  • Students will not be able to use the water fountains during the day so we are asking that they bring a water bottle to have at their desks.

  • Keep in mind that students will be eating lunch in the classroom. They will not have access to a refrigerator or microwave, so please make sure that their food is ready to eat. 

  • All students have access to the Google Classroom by logging in with their RMAE email.

  • If your student is learning in-person, please make sure to register with the PikMyKid app.

We look forward to a healthy, productive, and fun year!