Our First Blog Post of 2017-18


Welcome to the first blog post of the 2017-18 school year for Mrs. Hamman’s fifth grade class in Arizona! We wanted to introduce our class for the Student Blogging Challenge. We are getting close to the end of our first quarter, and will be going on Fall Break next week. We’ve had an eventful first nine weeks!

We have studied the geography of the regions of the United States, and memorized where each state is on a map. We each wrote a mini-research report about one of the fifty states.

We have been reading a lot of fun fictional books and stories. Our first class novel was Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.  We also each chose a fiction book to read in our book clubs, and we made Flipgrid videos about them.

In writing, we’ve been working on expanding our sentences to make them more interesting. We’ve also been working on responding to text using the RACE strategy. We’ll be posting our emoji stories soon; check our class Instagram and Twitter accounts!

In math, we’ve been working on operations with whole numbers and decimals. We just started fractions this week, and we’ll be working on operations with fractions most of second quarter. Watch out for the brownie lesson…

Our first science unit was on the human body, and we’ve had a lot of fun with it! We’ve made models of cells and of the circulatory, skeletal, respiratory and muscular system, and this week we are working on the nervous system. It’s super interesting to see how all these body systems work together!

Here is a short video showing a few of the things we’ve done in our class.

First Quarter Memories 2017 from S Hamman on Vimeo.

What was your favorite memory of first quarter?
What are you looking forward to learning about in fifth grade?


  1. My favorite part of the first quarter. Is when we did the parts of the body.When we did the arm project with paper towel rolls and bloons’ also rubber bands and face skeleton hands.

  2. I am looking forward to learn how to write cursive in fifth grade.

  3. My favorite memory in the first quarter was making the sun model cookies.They were super good.What I am looking forward to in fifth grade is D.A.R.E.I think it will be fun and we could learn a lot more about it.

  4. The stuff we were dong those days were really fun. like making human blood model that was really fun.

  5. I really liked doing the states tests at the beginning of the year because it helped me learn more about a lot of states and there state capitols too. I am also looking forward to D.A.R.E too.

  6. i like it it is some memories and im looking forward to write longer

  7. My favorite memory was the Oreo stacking and i’m forward to learning more about math.

  8. My favorite memory is win we wokte owt side and the Oreo staken

  9. My favorite memory of the first quarter is when we did the clay model to represent the cells,and I am looking forward to getting more good grades.

  10. I’m looking forward to science.

  11. My favorite thing we did this quarter was when we made lemonade in a bag.I look forward to multiplying fractions.

  12. I like MRS.HAMAN blogs there are cool thing videos and other things.I really like it. my
    favorite project was the oreo stack I still remember all the things we did.

  13. My favorite part of first quarter is when we made the sun cookies because we got to spend time with friends and we tried to make a model of the sun.

  14. My favorite thing this year was when we made lemonade. I’m looking forward to learning more a bout dare.

  15. My favorite thing this year is the sun cookies even though it made my stomach hurt. I am looking forward to D.A.R.E and for the party that might come with it.

  16. The whole class blog is awesome. I like it a lot.

  17. Hi my name is Noel.And my favorite memory of the first quarter is when we did the cell’s.I am looking forward to planets.

  18. I really want to do D.A.R.E this year the oreo stacking was fun I enjoyed that.

    • It’s so awesome to see how involved you are in class. 😊👍🏽Keep up the hard work I’m very proud of you !!
      From your Dad
      Eric Mills

  19. I want to lean how to write cursive in 5th grade.

  20. G’day Mrs Hamman and students,
    You must have gone back to school early to have just finished your first quarter. Welcome to the challenge and I hope you enjoy the activities suggested by me.

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