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Howe in the news September 06 2019

In the Daily Gazette: Starting the final elementary year
Posted on 09/06/2019
Daily Gazette Story:  Starting the final elementary year

A lot weighs on the shoulders of a fifth grader: multiplication and division; the status as schoolwide role models; an imminent move to middle school, where lockers lock and eighth graders roam.

But on the first day of school Thursday, fifth graders busied themselves with making new friends, meeting their teachers and getting settled into their classroom. Icebreakers and get-to-know-you activities introduced students to their classmates.

In Emma Fitzgerald’s fifth grade class at Van Corlaer Elementary School, students took turns in the front of the class listing three things about themselves – two were true and one was false, the rest of the class had to guess which was false.

“I’ve been to Myrtle Beach, I’ve been to California, and I love corn,” one student said.

No, she does not love corn.

“I hate corn,” the student said.

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