Hello 5th grade Students and Families! Welcome to 5th grade STEM at Oak Harbor Intermediate! My name is Sarah Child and I'll start by telling you a little bit about myself. I have lived in Oak Harbor since my husband got stationed here in 2010. We have 3 kids, a newfoundland named Moose, and 2 cats. I have worked in the Oak Harbor
School District for almost 5 years. Some of my hobbies include painting, reading and gardening. My mission this year is to engage my students and inspire them to become inquisitive and productive. I believe that every student can be successful, and with a 'growth mindset', there is no limit to the potential each child has.
In 5th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students will build upon their previous skills from 4th grade to think critically, work independently and with peers, solve and explain their resoning, work on projects, and interact with a variety of materials during science experiments. In science, students will learn about Matter and Energy in Ecosystems, Structures and Properties of Matter, and Earth and Space Systems. In Math, students will deepen their understanding of the common core standards through daily lessons and spiraled reviews. We will be working on both small and large projects throughout the year, and I will keep families updated on our topics for both math and science by sending out weekly emails. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your kids. We are going to have a great year!