Welcome to Ms. Vandenburgh's website! Parents AND students can use this website to get information about what we are doing in the classroom, upcoming events, and important dates, so be sure to check in often! As the year progresses, more and more information will be added to this site. Parents: If you would like to provide me with your email address, I can send you alerts about important information or when anything on this website has changed. You will find my e-mail address under the Contact tab. There, you will find a form where you can enter your information. Fifth grade is a really exciting and educational year! We will be studying many interesting topics, including the Systems of the Body, United States Government, Countries of the Western Hemisphere, fractions, and geometry. We will also be using a lot of technology this year, and will complete many of our assignments on the chromebooks. We study poetry, and read a LOT of really great books! As we begin to think about middle school, there is also a strong focus on developing our organizational, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. We also take some great field trips, including an end of the year trip to the Bronx Zoo! There is a lot to look forward to in the 5th grade!