Grade 5 Homeroom
All homework can be found on Google Classroom, which you can access here: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTUyMzYwMjg0NzJa
The students are participating in a classroom management system called Classcraft. Each student created their own character and receives points for positive behaviors (listening in class, kindness, turning in homework, etc.) and loses points for negative behaviors (missing work, not following directions, talking out, etc.) The students really seem to be into it!
Parents are also able to create an account. You may give the students Gold Points (GP) if they finish their homework or do other things around the house. They can use their GP to add different items to their characters. Each student received a paper with the parent account code. If you have not received one yet, let me know, and I will print another one for you.
PowerSchool Login Information
Your child received a paper with your PowerSchool login. It includes instructions on how to get to the website. Please check PowerSchool as much as possible. It is an easy way to see how your child is doing. It is also a good idea to give your child the login information so they can check their progress on their own.
Class Links and Resources
Meet the Teacher
5th Grade Homeroom & 6th Grade History
B.A. Elementary Education, Purdue University
This is Mr. Sandstrom's 5th year teaching 5th grade at St. Paul. This is his 9th year of teaching after graduating from Purdue University in 2010. Boiler Up! He previously taught 4th grade at St. Paul Parish School (God works in mysterious ways) in Marion, IN for three years. Prior to that, Mr. Sandstrom was a part-time 5th grade teacher at Sts. Joan of Arc and Patrick Schools in Kokomo, IN. His main goal is to make sure every child believes they can be successful and become respectful, responsible students.
I moved to the Seattle area in June 2015 and absolutely love it! I have picked up hiking as a hobby since I moved to the area. I am a huge sports fan and follow Purdue athletics, as well as the Pacers and Colts.