Welcome to 5th grade Math! I hope you had a great extended break and summer and you are ready for an outstanding 2020-2021 school year virtually. My name is Mr. Sparks and I will be your child’s teacher. I love to teach math, encourage reading, and coach basketball. We are going to have an engaging, rigorous, and dynamic school year. We are also going to have fun while we learn. My expectations for your child are extremely high. My theory is that if I believe in their abilities, they will believe also. One of my favorite quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” I will challenge your child to do their personal best. Our class will be full of adventure and new learning experiences.
Fifth grade is an exciting year. Your child will learn many new things in all of their subjects. I will be teaching Math and instilling a growth mindset into each student. Mrs. Johnson will be teaching English and Language Arts, Mrs. Ramirez will teaching Social Studies and Ms. McNamara will be teaching Science to my homeroom students.