Welcome to 5th Grade

I hope you all have had a wonderful summer!  I’m coming into this school year refreshed and rejuvenated. My family and I had a fun filled summer packed full of family time. We spent two weeks in Kauai, Hawaii and a week in Island Park, Idaho. Seeing the NaPali Coast has always been on my bucket list. This is a picture of my family and I sailing by the NaPali coast this summer.

Garreth, Leslie, Geoff, Ms. Renee

Our time in Eugene was spent at swimming, rafting, and kayaking. I also managed to squeeze in some canning and painting as well.

I am so very excited to start my second year as a certified teacher at Spring Creek Elementary! I know this year is going to be full of learning and growth.  I have posted Room 15’s schedule under the schedule tab. Our day is a little longer ending at 2:25. Early release is now on Fridays at 1:10. I also have a link to my Parent/Guardian Questionnaire under the Parent/Guardian tab. Please take a moment to complete this form.

This year the 5th graders will be doing a lot of hard work to get ready for middle school. I will share student work, classroom projects, photos, and other classroom tidbits of their journey through 5th grade through Class Dojo. Class Dojo is an app that you can download onto any phone or tablet or access through a computer. I will send home a unique code for you to log into you child’s account. This allows us to keep pictures and information private. Class Dojo also allows me to award points for behavior and classroom participation. I have found most students love earning points when there is parent/guardian buy in. You can get onto class dojo and quickly see what kind of day your child had. It is also a quick easy communication tool.

Weekly reports are sent home on Mondays. The weekly report includes a record of students work completion, behavior points, and classroom/school news. Please take a moment each Monday evening to read the report, sign it and have your student return it on Tuesday.

Some upcoming events are our Ice Cream Social on September 4th at 1 p.m. This is a great time to check out Room 15, meet me and the Spring Creek staff as well as drop off supplies. Our Open House is on September 27th at 6 p.m. I hope to see you all there!