Fifth Grade

Eskenas

 

Ms. Jillian Eskenas

Email: jillian.eskenas@apsva.us

 

 

Freeland

 

Ms. Lauren Freeland

Email: lauren.freeland@apsva.us

 

 

M Martin

 

Mr. Montie Martin 

Email: montie.martin@apsva.us

 

 

In fifth grade our goal is to help our students become independent learners and thinkers so they can problem solve and grow as individuals. Since they will be going to middle school next year, we spend a lot of time in fifth grade talking about different ways students can be more responsible for their thoughts, actions, and attitudes, and take even more ownership of their learning and the choices they make. Fifth grade is a unique year in which our students get a chance to go on an overnight camping trip at the outdoor lab! There, they will have the chance to fish, kayak, test water samples, learn about the animal kingdoms, prepare community meals, hike, and go on a nighttime nature walk. In addition, the fifth graders also look forward to middle school visits and their graduation ceremony. Throughout the course of the school year students have the opportunity to study ancient civilizations in social studies, as well as states of matter, oceanography, electricity, biology, geology, and physics in science. In writing, students are learning how to draft, revise, edit, research, describe, explain, and develop well written and thoughtful pieces of work in a variety of genres. As readers, our students are continuing to build on their ability to analyze, infer, predict, draw conclusions, interpret, and identify the main idea and details in both fictional and nonfictional texts. As our students embark on their final year at Randolph Elementary School, we encourage them to take all of the valuable lessons they’ve learned thus far and use them to grow into the well-rounded and successful individuals we know they can be.