Hello, Stalkers.


Posted by MrLynch | Posted in Weekly Newsletter | Posted on August 2, 2016

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Welcome, Future Fifth Graders!


Posted by MrLynch | Posted in Weekly Newsletter | Posted on August 2, 2016


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 early. Like 10:25 AM early. That’s ridiculously early. It’s not really a lunch – it’s more of a brunch. Yes, that’s what I will call it. Brunch. You can bring in a healthy snack and eat it during the morning or during the afternoon, although the afternoon makes more sense since there’s a span of 14 hours (or something like that) between brunch and the end of the day. 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. You’re on the Red Team (Team 5-2) so you’ll have me most of your day, and a few days a week (for part of the year) you’ll be going to another teacher for science.

You will have recess outdoors everyday at 10:50 AM (25 minutes) 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.

This schedule will most likely change a little, but it will give a good idea of what a typical day will look like:

7:55-8:20      Homeroom

8:20-8:40     Morning Meeting

8:41-9:31       Math

9:33-10:23    Specials

10:25-10:50  LUNCH

10:50-11:15   RECESS

11:17-12:59    Language Arts/Math Lab (one day a week)

1:01-1:51        Targeted Instruction/Orchestra/Chorus/Band (depends on individual schedules)

1:53-1:43       Science (3 days a week)/Language Arts (other two)


Mmmmm….food. If you haven’t heard from older friends, the lunch at TBS has a very good reputation. Unfortunately, our team doesn’t eat lunch, which means that you don’t eat lunch. We don’t believe in lunch – just brunch. Remember, brunch is early. We eat at 10:25 AM. Anyway, every year I hear many comments from students about how good the food 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, Library, Art, and Spanish. You have Specials from 9:33-10:23 AM. You’ll have Health the second half the year instead of Library. 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 in Room 111. That’s our room – 111. It should be easy to remember. If not, you probably hate the number one. I hope that you someday get over your hatred.


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 Step Up Day Letter:Supply List – Lynch 2016-2017 you received on Step-Up Day in June. If you still have the letter, good for you. If not, perhaps the backpack monster ate it. He does that sometimes. He’s mean like that.


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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