Each year KRCS recognizes the fifth graders. Moving to Middle School is exciting! The recognition begins with the fifth grade walking through the Lower School halls for the last time on their way to the gym. The students, faculty, and parents applaud them as they pass. During the ceremony, the students thank their parents as well as their current and past teachers. The students make a fun slideshow with Mrs. Williams and there is an additional slideshow with photos of each student. The students are recognized individually and given a Wordle which contains the character traits listed by their classmates to describe each of them. Finally, the Middle School principal welcomes the class. Love watching my previous students each year! Both Danielle and Steven had sisters in this class. Congratulations to them all!
Fifth Grade Walk
Fifth Grade Sings to Parents
You did it! You’re officially third graders now!
Today we went to the computer lab and used the satellite view on Google Maps. We found KRCS, our homes, and then looked at famous places all over the world. The lab was filled with excitement as they found each new place.
We learned how to use a fun site called Wordle today. Unfortunately, the computers in the lab weren’t cooperative. The children want to try to make a Wordle at home. They make great gifts.
We have been learning how to use “er” and “est” to compare with adjectives.
We discovered that sometimes you need to use the words more or most.
It was fun using our families to practice this concept.
We celebrated Mrs. Yeska’s retirement at chapel. She taught in Dekalb Public Schools for 30 years before she was a founding KRCS staff member 11 years ago. Paula has been my partner in second grade for six years, so preparing to honor her was a labor of love. I recorded 15 of our former students that are currently in third through fifth grade. They shared favorite memories that made her laugh and cry. My current class made her a book that expressed why we think she is so awesome and the school presented her with a beautiful plant for her garden. She will be celebrated further at our staff luncheon. Leave Mrs. Yeska a comment to tell her how much she is appreciated by you.
If I could Teach You Teacher
If I could teach you, teacher,
I’d teach you how much more
you have accomplished
than you think you have
I’d show you the seeds
you planted years ago
that are now coming into bloom.
I’d reveal to you the young minds
that have expanded under your care,
the hearts that are serving others
because they had you as a role model.
If I could teach you, teacher,
I’d show you the positive effect
you have had on me and my life.
Your homework is
to know your value to the world,
to acknowledge it, to believe it.
Thank you, teacher.
By Joanna Fuchs
We are blessed to have healthy, delicious lunches that are prepared and served by a friendly, helpful staff. Each class has made a banner and we will fill the dining hall with them on Monday to express our gratitude to the dining hall team.
What a fun day at the zoo with friends!