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Fifth Grade

5th-Graders Ditch Recess For Sign Language Club So They Can Chat With Deaf Classmate

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.29.2016 | Good News

For these students, connecting with a classmate was far more important than playtime. Rhemy Elsey, a fifth-grader at Mark Bills Middle School in Peor...

I Wish I Didn't Want To Be A Teacher

Erin Taylor Green | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Erin Taylor Green

Life would be easier if I chose a profession that gave me answers, rather than endless questions. Life would be easier if my work friends didn't have to ask my permission to go to the bathroom. But for some inexplicable reason, every fiber of my being is called to be in this classroom with these kids.

For the Love of My Sister

Robin Korth | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

My sister Laurie was a year and a half older than me and always two years ahead of me in school. She was also my best friend and "almost twin." In our...

What I Want to Say To My Son's Fifth Grade Teacher

Allison Tate | Posted 08.03.2015 | Parents
Allison Tate

You'll have a part of my heart this year in your classroom, so be gentle with him.

Fifth Graders Correct Mistake In WaPo Titanic Story With 'Adorable' Letter

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.13.2012 | Education

After publishing an April roundup post of Titanic books, Washington Post contributing editor Dennis Drabelle received the most adorable correction eve...