June 9

Happy summer vacation to all! Thanks for a great year and for sharing your kids with me. Lots of memories were made this year. All the best wherever your roads lead you! 🙂

June 8

Thanks again to everyone who contributed their time and/or food for the pool party. The kids had a great time!

Here are some pictures from the ceremony and the pool party.

June 5

Reminders for the week:

  • June 6–Celebrate Reading Day–Kids may bring pillows and flashlights/headlamps.
  • June 7–Grade 5 Graduation–11:00-11:30 a.m. in the SPAH
  • June 7–Grade 5 Pool Party organized by the PSA at Coastal Rose Garden 3 pool. Kids should not bring a lunch to school that day as it will be provided by the parents. Thanks to all who organized this!!!
  • June 8–Grade 4 and 5 Amazing Race Day–Kids should wear the color of their team number. (See below)
  • June 9–Assembly–10:00-11:00 a.m. in the SPAH
  • June 9–Last day of school. Kids go home at 11:30 a.m.

Student Teams

Group 1


Group 2


Group 3


Group 4


Group 5

Sky Blue

Group 6


Group 7


Group 8


Group 9


Group 10

Dark Blue

Sarah (5B)

Fiona (5B)

Gloria (5B)

Tze Herng (5B)

Lars (5B)

Ujesha (5B)

Eric (5B)

Betty (5B)

Lee (5B)

Jonathan (5B)

Louis (5B)

Ben (5B)

Raffaella (5B)

Alex (5B)

Dora (5B)

Wai Sin (5B)





We’ve had some amazing events these past couple of days. Thanks to all who were involved! Here are some pictures from the publishing party, KoolFly, the Talent Show, FLL China Nationals, and the AMPed Fair.

May 30

If you will be leaving early for vacation, please let me know as soon as possible so I can plan accordingly. Thanks to those who have already informed me. I hope to see you at the Publishing Party tomorrow! (see below for details)

May 29

Thank you so much for all the lovely and thoughtful cards and gifts! They are very much appreciated. 🙂 Here are the reminders for this week:


  • Visit from 6th grade PE.

May 30:

  • Some kids will be going to Bayside to try out different instruments for band next year.

May 31:

  • Math test! Please look back at the newsletter I posted for Unit 6 to help your children review for the test.
  • LIBRARY BOOKS DUE!!!!! Please make sure your student returns all library books this day (or earlier).
  • 10:15-10:50 a.m. –Publishing Party  Please come to the 5th grade rooms to read our persuasive essays.
  • 11:00 a.m. -2:45 p.m.–KoolFly field trip  All students need to bring a packed lunch to school as we will be eating at KoolFly.

June 1

  • 1:30-3:00 p.m. Talent Show in the SPAH

June 2

  • Last day to work on AMPed in class

Below are some pictures from the transition trip to Bayside last week.


May 22

Reminders for the week:

Tuesday, May 23:

Swimming lesson (scroll down to previous post to see what must be brought to school)

Bayside Transition Field Trip

Grade 5 Bayside Transition Parent Night–7:00 p.m. @ Bayside (email was sent out with this information)

Wednesday, May 24:

Bayside Science Exhibition Field Trip

Thursday, May 25:

Chinese Field Trip

Friday, May 26:

Swimming lesson


May 15

There are only 4 more weeks left in the school year and still so much left to do! Below I am attaching some newsletters for the previous math unit and the current math unit. (I just found these and I wish we had had them all year!) I will continue working with students who need practice with multiplying and dividing fractions, but we are moving on with the new content. The new unit is a combination of units 6 and 7 where we focus on geometry and coordinate graphs. Please read over the newsletters as they have great ways for you to help your child at home. They also include the unit vocabulary, examples of the types of problems we will be learning, and models of how to solve the problems. Unit 5 Newsletter Unit 6 Newsletter Unit 7 Newsletter

In the next coming weeks, we will be finishing the persuasive units in both reading and writing. Students are learning to dig deeply and think critically when reading articles to determine if these articles have evidence the kids can use to support their claims. I can’t wait to see their final debates in reading and read their persuasive essays in writing!

We are also finishing the science unit on mixtures and solutions this week. Students really need to know what the difference between a mixture and solution is, how to separate mixtures and solutions, and what happens when a solute (solid) dissolves in a solvent (liquid).

Thanks to those who have already returned the field trip form for the two trips to Bayside next week. They are due on Friday, May 19.

Enjoy the picture from International Culture Day last Friday. It was taken at the location of the art fair, which was fantastic! Also below is the invitation to graduation.


May 8

I’ve updated some location information on the list of events in the previous post–the big one being that the AMPed Fair will be in the grade 5 classrooms instead of Level 5. Please keep this list of dates handy so that you don’t miss out on anything important.