Dear Students and Families,
Welcome to Oak Harbor Intermediate and to 5th grade Language Arts and Social Studies! My name is Jacob Kuhn and this is my fourth year teaching 5th grade at OHI. I feel fortunate to continue the work with all of you.
5th grade is an important year for building on the fundamentals of elementary. In ELA we will develop more complex writing skills as we create narrative, informational, and opinion pieces and projects. We'll be reading across genres (fiction, non-fiction of all kinds, and poetry) and fine-tuning our reading and critical thinking skills. In Social Studies we'll be studying American History through the American Revolution. This includes the framework of our government, early migration to the Americas, European Explorers, early settlements in the U.S., slavery, the colonial era, and the fight for independence. Historical simulations will make history relevant and engaging as we learn.