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Weekly News

May 29 — June 02

7 more days until the doors open and the sunshine of freedom dawns on Grade 5. I am so proud of everyone this week. We have accomplished so much from preparing our poetry books, preparing and presenting our science projects, and celebrating our elementary journey with roller coasters and ice cream at Lotte World. What a rush!


As we wrap up the year, I want to take a moment to thank you all again for the support, hard work, determination, motivation, and love you give to your child every day. They come to school on good, great, mediocre, and tough days. You are their first smile and last kiss at the sunrise and sunset respectively. Thank you for shining light and inspiring through love, hugs, tears, sweat, grinding teeth, and affirmation. It has been a pleasure and honor teaching your child. 

See you all next week at our Moving On Ceremony.


Most sincerely,

Mr. H

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 brainstorm, draft, and edit a haiku, cinquain, acrostic, and limerick. 

Summary: Students received responses from their international pen pal. Students also worked on their poetry book. Poetry books will be complete and go home on Wednesday, June 7th.


Learning Objective: To determine area and volume with mixed fractions 

Summary: Students completed classwork determining the area and volume of different shapes given measurements in mixed fractions.


Learning Objective: To present our group/individual science fair project to the school.

Summary: Students prepared their projects, posters, and materials. Students reflected on their mock presentations with grade 4 and prepared for the final presentation before parents and students. 


Reading — 20 minutes 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 7th — Field Day

Friday, June 9th — Moving On Ceremony @ 10AM

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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