Welcome to English, Language Arts, Writing, and Social Studies!
I am Mrs. Dunn and I welcome you and your child to an exciting year of learning! Did you know that reading is the key to understanding and being able to master all other subjects? I encourage students to read a variety of books daily at home for about 30-45 minutes. In 5th grade, we will be reading more non-fiction, informational texts than in previous years. It is my goal this year to prepare your child for middle school with a strong foundation. This occurs when students develop certain "habits of mind" according to Costa and Kallick who have done research on children for many years. Some of these habits are: persistence, thinking and communicating with precision and clarity, striving for accuracy, questioning and posing problems, applying past knowledge to new situations, remaining open to continuous learning, and finding humor. I promise to do my best for your child.