Welcome to fifth grade and the Aloha Frogs team! We got off to a great start last week. I look forward to learning and growing with our new group of students!
This year, the Aloha Frogs is a team of five teachers working in two sub-teams, one with two teachers and one with three teachers. Our team has three teachers: Mrs. Oeser-Rhein, Ms. Staniszewski, and me, Mrs. Pittorino. All of our students will have all three teachers. My homeroom will have Ms Staniszewski for math, Mrs. Oeser-Rhein for social studies, and me for science and English language arts (ELA). Science, social studies, and math are in the morning. Math is one hour every day; science and social studies are every other day (one day science, one day social studies) for one hour, and ELA is 86 minutes every afternoon. All of us are looking forward to getting to know all the students on our three-person team.
Our mornings are long! Every morning we have math, science or social studies, special and activity period, so our lunch is not until 12:05. Hence we will be having snack time each morning. We encourage students to bring a healthy snack with them each day. Please be aware that we are not allowed to have peanuts, almonds, or any other kinds of nuts in our classrooms in order to keep all our students safe. Additionally, sharing snacks is not allowed. When we have parties or celebrations involving food, you will be notified to ensure that our parties are nut-free!
In addition to our core subjects, we enjoy lots of celebrations, field trips, and activities in fifth grade. We look forward to sharing this exciting year with your children!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Most of my correspondence will happen through an app called Remind.com, please sign up. I also post daily homework assignments and monthly blogs to my website at www. mrspittorinosclassroom.com. Feel free to contact me anytime through email.