This is New Hampshire, so it is inevitable! Sooner or later winter descends upon us. We find ways to stay active, though. Every day at 2 o'clock, two students lead us in a series of Fuel 60 exercises -- core strengthening, stretching, aerobics, and balance.
If we are blessed with a mild day, we head out for our class's favorite game, Four Square. This is a very competitive group of Four Square players! We have even found a way to create Four Square in the hallway when it's too cold to go outdoors.
It was fun creating gifts and cards for our families and our third-grade reading buddies. Our room truly looked like Santa's workshop on some afternoons.
Speaking of being active, we even had a field trip to watch a Monarchs hockey game! Heron Pond fifth graders represented our school very well with their combination of enthusiasm and sportsmanlike conduct.
This winter we are joined by Mr. Varela, a student teacher from Rivier University. He is well-known in our building as a substitute teacher. He has a wealth of insight into young people from his work in a variety of camps and other organizations. It is a great experience for our class to have more than one teacher before middle school, and to have that teacher be such a special and enthusiastic part of our winter trimester.