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Classroom Environment

The notion of TRUST.

  • I expect students to honor the thinking of other students.
  • I expect students to behave responsibly and honorably when classmates are sharing their thinking.
  • Trust in the classroom ensures that great care will be exhibited in classroom interactions.

The notion of RESPECT.

  • I expect students to be considerate and thoughtful members in the classroom.
  • Individual points of view will be honored.
  • Respect is the appropriate interactions that merge thinking collectively among peers.

The notion of TONE

  • Why and how we say something is an indicator of our attitudes.
  • Think about how something is said and the effect it could have on the thinking and feelings of fellow classmates.

Allen, P. 2009. Conferring the keystone of reader's workshop. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.


Crystall Becker

Welcome to 5th grade! 

I look forward to a fantastic school year. 



5th grade band will start as a whole the 2nd nine weeks.  Mr. Dawson will be meeting with the 5th graders individually or group by instrument all year for lessons.  Please have your child have an idea of what instrument they want to play.   Mr. Dawson will be meeting with the 5th graders the first couple of weeks of school to discuss what instruments they want to play and his expectations.


Every Friday we will be meeting our Kindergarten pals to read to them or do other activities with them. 


We will be going to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home once a month.  Each student will be given 1-2 residence that they will visit and play games with.  The residence look forward to us visiting.  If your child wants to make anything for their adoptive grandparent they are welcome to.  We will make seasonal art projects for them every month as well.   They love the items that we bring to them. 


D.A.R.E. will focus on 5 key topics:

  • self-awareness and management
  • responsible decision making
  • understanding others
  • relationship and communication skills
  • handling responsibilities and challenges

There will be a new Deputy implementing the D.A.R.E program this year.  D.A.R.E. will be once a week for 10 weeks.  It is unknown at this time when the program will start this year.  There will be a D.A.R.E. graduation when all the schools have completed the program.


Common Core Standards

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  • My husband, Heath, and I have been married for 14 years and live in Canistota.
  • We have 3 children: Natalie, Ellie, and Carter.
  • I love spending time with my family: camping, watching the Broncos, reading, and playing cards and games.
  • I have been teaching for 14 years.
  • I have my Masters in Education and a Reading Specialist degree.
  • I enjoy running races including full marathons and half marathons.