We have so many exciting topics to cover this year!  Our main focus is reading texts with purpose and writing with details.  We use the RADD format for writing and are even working on extended responses!  Ask your 5th grader what we read and wrote about today!
    This year in 5th grade social studies, we will be focusing on studying the Western Hemisphere.  We learn about the Maya's, Inca's, and Aztecs and even create slideshow presentations to share with classmates.  We study Latin American countries and even include some U.S. history in our curriculum.  Have your 5th grader tell you what we did in social studies today!
    Feel free to contact me anytime with any questions or concerns:  ahawkes@richfieldcsd.org or 315-858-0610 x.1211