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Weekly News

March 13 – March 17

Congratulations! Your child has completed their Digital Memoir. We spent a month writing, editing, re-writing, conferencing, publishing drafts, and finally finishing our final drafts. In fact, to celebrate, we would love for you to join us on Thursday, March 23 @ 2:45 in the library at our publishing party. You can test out our websites and search your child’s sites. These are not published on the global web and are still in publishing stages.

Reading Workshop

Learning Objective: To review why an author writes a non-fiction piece of writing. 


Summary: Students reviewed reading non-fiction articles and identifying the purpose: entertainment, information, persuasive, or instructional. 

Writing Workshop

Learning Objective: To finalize our personal memoirs and specialist class memories. All writing was typed and transferred from papers to our website. 


Summary: Students submitted their digital memoirs to Mr. H.


Learning Objective: To demonstrate understanding and strategies to solve mixed fraction multiplication equations and word problems. 


Summary: Students completed Unit 4 Mid Module Assessment. The first part was returned; please check in with your child. 

Social Studies / Science

Learning Objective:To demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the causes and Civil War.


Summary: Students took an American Civil War Unit Assessment.


Reading – 20 minutes

Math -IXL M27-M29, K7, K13-14

Spelling List Week #24

Theme- Symbols

Spelling words- apostrophe, comma, decode, exclamation, gesture, hyphen, image, indicate, parentheses, period, questions, quotation, represent, symbols, visual

Upcoming Events

Thursday – Memoir Website Launch @ 2:45PM in the Library 

Friday – Digital Memoir Complete Spelling Test #24

Monday-Friday, March 27-31, 2021- Spring Break

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)

Mr. Hernandez’s email:

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