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Weekly News

May 22 – 26

In two weeks, we will be moving onto middle school. The number of times I heard, “Are we really moving on? We just got here! I don’t want to leave” this week is what makes these last weeks so tough. With the science fair approaching, completing our fantasy programs, and next week’s trip to Lotte World, it’s tough not to dwell in nostalgia. In the meantime, enjoy your three day weekend!


Few reminders: 

-Water bottles and attire – It’s getting warmer and stickier. Please ensure your child brings a water bottle and wears comfortable clothing. 

-Science Fair Project- Next Friday! Come join us for the science fair project!

Reading Workshop

Learning Objective: To find supporting details for themes in our fantasy stories, 

Summary: Students completed their individual fantasy projects for their fantasy book.

Writing Workshop

Learning Objective: To complete the 3rd and final draft of the class fantasy story. 

Summary: Students wrote pen pals to students around the world. Responses will arrive next week.


Learning Objective: To identify different ways to level an object to determine a shape’s volume. 

Summary: Students completed their volume quiz. We compared different types of quadrilaterals and parallelograms.


Learning Objective:To create a materials list, procedure, and data collection for the science project. 

Summary: Students prepared their projects, posters, and materials. Next week we will present our science projects to the school. 


Reading – 20 minutes 

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 29th – Buddha’s Birthday (No school)

Thursday, June 1st- Lotte World

Friday, June 2nd – Science Fair Project

Wednesday, June 7th – Field Day

Friday, June 9th – Moving On Ceremony

Dear Fifth Grade Community, 


I am excited to welcome you to 5th grade at Busan Foreign School.  We have an exciting year ahead of us.  To begin, my name is Andrew Hernandez, but I will go by Mr. H. This is my first year at BFS and my third year teaching 5th grade. I am originally from San Diego, California and consider myself a global citizen working and living in places like Egypt, Albania, and Korea. When I am not teaching, you will find me taking walks with my family, heading to the movies, or listening to classical and pop. 


I feel honored for the opportunity to teach your child this year. I truly enjoy working with fifth graders; this year is the culmination of elementary education. It is my goal for every child to reach their maximum potential. With your support, we can ensure continuous collaboration at home and school. I will keep you informed on a weekly basis about fifth grade learning so you are in the loop of all the exciting learning experiences happening in our classroom. 


Please keep updated with any news from BFS and my newsletter to keep apprised of any important school matters or updates.  However, if you have any questions, concerns, or anything important you would like me to know regarding your child, please don’t hesitate to contact me at I strive to reply to correspondence within 24 hours. 


Looking forward to an amazing school year! 


Most Sincerely, 


Mr. Hernandez (Mr. H)

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