Welcome to fifth grade! I am so excited about all of the things I have planned for the year! You will be learning about structures and properties of matter (like air and water) and how energy travels through different ecosystems, as well as our Solar System and how it affects our lives, and how humans interact with the different systems on the Earth. Colonial life will come alive for you as you study the events leading to the start of the American Revolution, and the establishment of the United States. This may be the year that math becomes your favorite subject as you convert fractions to percentages and can predict the wins and losses for your favorite sports teams. Literature will come to life when as you read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts and writing will provide you with the opportunities to write about you own opinion, stories, and beautiful poetry. All this, and so many more learning experiences are in store for you this year!