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Grade 5 News-


Students will continue to work in book clubs this week.  Many groups are beginning their second books or they are finishing up their first books.  Students are continuing to investigate the theme  and character connections to the theme.  We are still reading Home of the Brave during class time. Ask your son/daughter about Kek and his connection to the theme of the story compared to Ganwar’s connection to the theme.  Students will begin to find common themes among two texts and continue to explain craft techniques authors use.  

Please make sure students are completing their daily homework of reading and logging in their reading logs.  It is extremely important students get in the habit of reading nightly. As we move into the year they will be responding to the text they read at home.  


Students will complete peer edits and publish their final narrative papers on the new laptops.  Please be sure to sign and review the technology agreement that was sent home on Thursday. This week students will take a closer look at Adjectives and what they do.  


In Module 2 students will begin using mental strategies for multi-digit whole number multiplication and standard algorithm for multi-digit whole number multiplication. If there is homework it will be a review of previously learned material.   

Social Studies-

Students are applying reading strategies when reading the social studies text.  We are currently practicing CLOSE Reading strategies as we look at more Native Americans of the United States.  

Next Week-

Tuesday- Cross Country Meet


  • Monday  Lib + Art      
  • Tuesday   PE + Lang 
  • Wednesday    CS + Lang
  • Thursday Lib + Music
  • Friday PE and Music

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 third year teaching at BFS.  My husband Erik is teaching middle school Language Arts 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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