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Welcome to Mrs. Bouterse's 5th Grade Class!



Here are some updates about what students will be learning

during the week of May 7th:


Reading:  We will continue our Historical Fiction Book Clubs unit in Reader's Workshop.  This week students will identify the internal and external struggles of their characters.


Social Studies:  This week students will begin to investigate the Declaration of Independence.




Other Important Reminders:



  • Thank you to all of the students that participated in our Coin Collection Challenge and donated to our Sharing Center in Trevor.  Our class alone raised almost $500!  What a great show of support to our community!  


  • On most Monday through Thursday evenings, your child will typically be assigned a math home link, 25 minutes of reading, and sometimes a spelling or vocabulary assignment.  More information will be sent home about these when they are assigned in the next couple weeks.  Science, writing, and social studies assignments will occur periodically.  Your child’s typical nightly practice should take no more than 40 minutes to complete.  If it is taking longer than this, please let me know as soon as possible.  


  • Please review your child’s assignment notebook each evening.  Students will check out with me at the end of the day just as they did in fourth grade.  I will sign student notebooks to ensure that they are filled out correctly.  However, I will not check for parent signatures this year. This is a huge shift in responsibility from the teacher to the student as students move into intermediate grades.  Please help students develop good study habits by checking their assignment notebooks when they get home.


  • Don't forget to pack a snack each day! Lunch this year is at 11:05 a.m. - nearly an hour earlier than last year.  So students will have an opportunity to eat snack in the afternoons.


  • Please check this website weekly, as it will serve as our classroom newsletter and will inform you of important notes/dates and our plans for the upcoming week.  


  • Click on the "Encore" section of my website to check our daily encore schedule.




If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me anytime at




~Mrs. Bouterse