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.

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