Greetings, and welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!
Welcome to a new school year at OHI! This is my 7th year of teaching, and my 3rd year teaching 5th grade in Oak Harbor. I've taught many grades, but 5th grade is my absolute favorite because of the energy and curiosity my students bring with them. I believe that ALL students can learn and I am committed to the individual success of every person in the room.
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. Simulations and daily activities will make history feel relevant and engaging as we learn.
Please contact me at any time with questions or concerns. I value your input and feeback. I look forward to a fun and meaningful year!
Mrs. Orsino5th Grade LIT360.279.5354Office Hours8:25-8:45 a.m, 3:25-3:55 p.m.or by appointmentEducationM.A., English Education, University of IowaB.A., Applied Linguistics, Trinity Western University