This class also seemed preoccupied with finishing...for example "How many sentences do I need to be finished?" or "Do I have to fill the page to be finished?" I know it is all well-intentioned effort to do a good job on their part, but I thought this was a great opportunity to set the tone that we are here to learn, not just "finish"!
Below is a summary of our inquiry, with input from my new Grade 5 class during our first days of school. I am finding my new Grade 5 class to be delightful...they are a chatty and articulate group! I am anticipating a great year with them!