Hello 5th Grade Stalkers


Posted by MrLynch | Posted in Featured | Posted on June 17, 2014


Well…well…well… looky what we have here. We got some future fifth grade stalkers trying to find out more information about the fifth grade world. Hmmmm… Ok there future fifth graders – so you got questions. While I am definitely going to make you wait until the school year starts to find out most of the stuff your brain wants, here are a few tidbits:


It’s important to start off by discussing food because food is delicious. Lunch is at 11:17 AM. Not 11:16 or even 11:18. 11:17 AM. Lunch is sort of early, but we will still have snack time each morning. You can bring in a healthy snack and eat it during the morning or during the afternoon. There is no official snack time in the afternoon, but if you’re hungry then snack away. I really don’t care when you eat as long as it’s not a distraction. If we’re in the middle of a discussion about your favorite color crayon at 1:30 PM and you pull out a taco, good for you. Tacos are yummy. However, if you start crunching loudly and fifth graders in India and Australia become distracted by your eating habits, then your taco is going ba-bye. I might even eat it. Feel free to bring a snack on the first day of school.



Ok, so during the course of the day we gotta do a bunch of that learning thing. Edumacation and such. Here’s how your day will look:

7:55-8:20       Homeroom

8:20-8:40       Morning Meeting

8:41-9:31         Reader’s/Writer’s Workshop

9:33-10:23     Reader’s/Writer’s Workshop

10:25-11:15    Math

11:17-11:41      LUNCH

11:42-12:07   RECESS

12:09-12:59   Science (w/Mrs. Pooler)

1:01-1:51          Targeted Instruction

1:53-2:43        Specials

M=Music;  T=Spanish/PE;  W=Library;  Th=Art;  F=PE/Spanish


You will have recess outdoors everyday (25 minutes) at 11:42 AM unless it is raining. Unfortunately, fifth graders are notorious for melting in the rain so we don’t let you get wet. Last year I think I lost three or four students who melted. I miss them. On rainy days, recess will be in the classroom. The recess area at Thompson Brook is really cool and very large so there’s plenty to do.


Mmmmm….food. If you haven’t heard from older friends, the lunch at TBS has a very good reputation. Remember, lunch is at 11:17 AM. The 17 minute part is very important and it’s probably historically significant or something. Maybe not. Anyway, every year I hear many comments from students about how good the lunch is here.

Bring it.

Buy it.

That’s your choice.


You have been assigned a locker where you will store the dozens of sweatshirts and jackets you will keep forgetting to bring home. The lockers aren’t small, but if you buy a huge backpack meant to go on an excursion up Mt. Everest then it ain’t fitting. There’s no room in the class to store backpacks (except for the first day) so it needs to fit. Every once in a while I will remind you that your locker is ridiculously dirty and make you have a tag sale or just bring everything home.


Like your locker, your desk isn’t small, but you can’t fit all your worldly possessions inside.

Your quad. Not fitting.

Your field hockey gear. Nope.

Your favorite beach ball. Big no.

I will help you choose the right items to store in your desk and give you time each week to do some cleaning maintenance. Those of you who wouldn’t exactly call yourself “neat” or “organized” can take advantage of these times to keep yourself organized this year.


At Thompson Brook the specials are Music, PE, Art, Library/Health (one for each half the year – Library is first), and Spanish. I took four years of Spanish in high school and I remember how to ask a stranger where the bathroom is. Ummmm…that’s about all I remember so after a day or two of class you’ll be ahead of me.



You gonna get it. You gonna get it good.

Monday – Thursday you’ll have homework and as a general rule, your weekends are homework free. The only time you might choose to do homework on a weekend is if you have a long-term project, but that would be your call. You might also decide to do homework you made up on sleepovers with your friends, but then I would just think you’re kind of weird.


So, you’re probably wondering who is in our class this year. Humans? Aliens? A combination of the two? I’m not sure yet either (I conduct alien screenings during the first week of school), but at least you had the chance to see them on Step-Up Day. Here’s a list of the unknown species that will be living in Room 107 this year:

  • Abigail B.
  • Samuel C.
  • Mason G.
  • Molly H.
  • Tessa H.
  • Gavin K.
  • Begench K.
  • Dayanch K.
  • Shelby L.
  • Aidan M.
  • Devon N.
  • Katie O.
  • Anna P.
  • Luke P.
  • Benjamin R.
  • Adeline R.
  • Sabrina R.
  • Nadine S.
  • Mariah S.
  • Scott S.
  • James T.
  • Raghav V.
  • Iris Y.


What supplies should I bring on the first day of school? You could never go wrong by bringing your teacher (that Mr. Lynch guy) an oak-grilled filet mignon steak (cooked medium rare, please) and served over a bed of macaroni and cheese with a red mornay sauce. Tiramisu for dessert.


But… if that’s not possible, here’s the Lynch Student Supply List 2014-2015.


No. You can’t keep a pet cat in your desk or locker. No one has ever asked me this before, but you never know so I just want to make it clear. No cats.

Future 5th graders…


Posted by MrLynch | Posted in Featured | Posted on June 17, 2014

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Weekly Newsletter (June 16-20)


Posted by MrLynch | Posted in Weekly Newsletter | Posted on June 14, 2014

This is the final full week of fifth grade. We finish off the school year with 3 1/2 hours of school on Monday, June 23. This is an action packed week. Tuesday is a Beach Read-In for part of the day, Wednesday we have a class Talent Show (put on by the students), Thursday is both the class BBQ and Step-Up Day, and Friday is the 5th Grade Olympics. It’s going to be a busy week!

On Step-Up Day students will find out which team they will be on next year and meet some of the teachers. In sixth grade, students will have three different teachers – math, science, and Language Arts. The Language Arts teacher will actually have a double block of time with the students. Students will also have a homeroom teacher and this may or may not be one of the other three teachers they have for academics.


Upcoming Events

Beach Read-In – Tuesday, June 17

Class BBQ – Thursday, June 19 (11:30-12:30)

Step Up Day – Thursday, June 19

5th Grade Olympics (Field Day) – Friday, June 20

Last Day of School – Monday, June 23

Weekly Newsletter (June 9-13)


Posted by MrLynch | Posted in Weekly Newsletter | Posted on June 8, 2014

We have two more weeks of school (plus an extra 3 1/2 hours the following Monday, June 23). Thank you to everyone who came out for our bike ride on Friday. We had a lot of parents join us and it was an absolutely perfect weather morning.

Our field trip to Camp Chase is on Friday. Students should bring a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, change of clothes, bagged lunch (including extra water), and sports equipment (optional). There are loads of things for students to do so they will not get bored. This is an electronic free day and the bus ride is short so no need to bring any devices along for the ride.



Upcoming Events

Camp Chase– Friday, June 13

Class BBQ – Thursday, June 19 (11:30-12:30)

Step Up Day – Thursday, June 19

Field Day – Friday, June 20

Last Day of School – Monday, June 23

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