Welcome to Mrs. Guertin's and Mrs. Kane's Classroom Webpage!

email addresses: 

Amy Guertin= guertina@portsmouthschoolsri.org 

Mrs.Guertin teaches ELA and Social Studies.

Jeanne Kane= kanej@portsmouthschoolsri.org

Mrs. Kane co-teaches ELA and Math.



ELA Homework
******No Reading Log this week (12/8-12/12)******
Grammar Practice Worksheet
The Witches Packet 5 due Wednesday (ELA SK)
and Thursday (ELA G)  

Home Reading- Regular reading is one of the most important habits your child can develop. To foster this, 5th grade students are expected to read a minimum of 20 minutes each night. In addition to the nightly reading, frequent opportunities for students to discuss what they have read should be provided. These conversations promote a deeper understanding of what they read. On the child's Home Reading Log, you will find several prompts to help get a dialogue started. The students should answer these prompts using their knowledge of constructed response writing.  The Home Reading Log will be in your child's Homework Folder, and is due back every Friday with a parent/guardian signature. Students should also fill out the Self-Assessment Checklist before turning in their Reading Log.  This will help the students to make sure they have included all of the expectations.



  Social Studies Homework


Practice NE Region states, capitals, locations, and spelling.  Quiz will be Thursday, December 11th. 

We have provided practice maps for home as well as websites with review games to practice the NE region.




Please check your child's planner and Homework Folder for additional information and notices.


We are using Class Dojo as another way to communitcate with parents/guardians.  Class Dojo is a reward system to promote positive behavior in the classroom.  We also will be sending out whole group broadcasts for reminders of major assignments or test/quizzes.  If you have not had a chance to sign up, please email Mrs. Guertin or Mrs. Smith and we will send you the parent code. 


Read Aloud

As part of our Roald Dahl Author Study, we will be reading aloud The Witches, Fantastic Mr. Fox,  and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  The students  will listen, discuss, and connect ideas and themes they observe throughout the novels they read by this author.



  Social Studies

We are starting 5th grade reviewing map skills!  We will also incoporate current events.