My name is Lynn Hamilton, and I will be your child's fifth grade teacher for the 2010/2011 school year. I'm looking forward to a terrific year filled with learning, field trips, clubs and activities, sports, and fun! I believe school should be a positive place where kids feel happy, safe, and learn in a comfortable environment. I will do my best to provide this for your child!
This is my 24th year of teaching, and my 13th year at Spinning. I was a graduate of Colfax High School and received my education degree from Washington State University! GO COUGS! I received my masters from Lesley College in Massachusetts and have taken many classes since to enhance my teaching skills. Personally, I have two terrific kids of my own who attend WSU. I love reading, exercising, visiting family and friends, and going out to eat!
Here are some classroom expectations that your child will accomplish this year!
In fifth grade all students are required to earn 50 points each trimester. This can be done through books they have read, books read at school together, or books read by me.
Most homework is given one day and due the next. The exception to this is spelling packets. Students will receive their spelling packets on Mondays and turn them in on Thursdays. A test will be given on Friday over the words for the week. Writing assignments, reports, and big projects are given more days and deadlines will be listed in student planners and on the homework section in this web site.
Basically, I run my classroom on the principles of the three Rs!
The classroom is a place where learning needs to take place. This can only be done in an area where students are respectful of each other and adults. Students must be responsible to be prepared for class, complete assignments, and have good behavior.