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Grade 5 –

This week students began Module 2 of Eureka Math.  Students may have brought home their Module 1 workbooks with their Reflection and Goal Sheet.  Students participated in Math Stations this week where they worked on Kahoot, Khan Academy, Math Games, and Workbook Problem Sets. 

In Reading, we continue to read Maniac Magee.  Students were able to determine the various types of conflict in the story.  Maniac is struggling with society’s beliefs on race and with other characters.  Using symbolism the author has been able to show how Maniac is working on “untying” the problems with segregation and bringing the West End and the East End together.  Next week we will celebrate the writing completed in Quarter 1 with Narrative and Spooky Stories written by the fifth-grade class.  

In Social Studies, students will also explore their peers’ Maps and uncover the creative ways they included landforms and the elements of maps.  

Along with nightly reading, your child should be filling out at least one new vocabulary word from their nightly reading into their new vocabulary notebooks.  

Friday was a fun day as we celebrated 25 years of BFS.  Have a wonderful weekend. 

Dear Parents,                                                                        

I hope everyone had a great summer with family and friends.  More than anything I hope your son/daughter is looking forward for school to start.  My name is Christy Nelson and I will be teaching your child this year in Grade 5.  I am excited to meet all of the students and get to know them as individuals.  I aim to provide your child with a safe, warm, and inviting environment in which to learn.  

I am happy to be in Busan and a member of the BFS community.  I grew up in Aurora, Illinois.  I moved to the mountains and worked in Yellowstone National Park and then attended college in Bozeman, Montana where I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  I also hold an endorsement in Special Education k-12 from MSU-Billings.  I have taught Special Education on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and have taught 4th grade at the American School of Kuwait prior to Busan.

This is my fifth year teaching at BFS.  My son and daughter, Mason and Elsie will be attending school at BFS.  I  am happy to be a part of the school community not only as a teacher but as a parent.  My family loves spending time outdoors hiking and camping. 

I look forward to working with you and your child this year.  Please contact me for any reason at


Christy Nelson

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