Welcome to Fifth Grade - Salem Lutheran School

Welcome to Fifth Grade
Back to School Night 2015!
Who am I?
I earned my Bachelors Degree in History from
Azusa Pacific, Masters Degree in History from
California State University Fullerton, a Multiple
Subject teaching credential from Azusa Pacific
and this year, I will be earning my Masters in
Education with an emphasis on digital teaching
and learning. This is my sixth year in primary
Who am I? Part II
I am engaged to the beautiful Yesenia Guzman
(also an APU alum and fellow teacher).
I enjoy meeting famous people including:
President Carter, Madeline Albright, William
Shatner (see wall behind my desk).
I have traveled extensively.
Students will be challenged in all subjects
through a professional and current curriculum.
The curriculum will include Saxon Math, Open
Court Reading, and Scott Foresman Science.
We will also be reading a number of novels
What will we be doing in class?
We will be learning the core subjects such as
Math, Science, English and Bible. We will also
be learning about how to read, write and
present ideas in an organized structure. Finally,
and most importantly, students will learn life
lessons as they relate to the Bible and other
topics. Students will not only learn the
information, but, learn the “why” and the “how.”
The grading scale is an A-F scale (see student
handbook for details). Students will be graded
on not only if they answered correctly on a
problem, but, if they truly put forth effort. For
larger projects a rubric will be handed out to
each student.
Homework and Late Work
Homework will be given nightly in typically no
more than 2 subjects (e.g. Math and History,
etc.). This does not count long term
assignments or projects.
No late work will be accepted. Any late work
will receive a ‘0’ in the grade book.
Rules of the Road
1. Come to class on time and ready to learn. 2.
Pay attention and be respectful to the teacher
and each other. 3. Follow all directions. 4. Do
you work and turn it in on time.5. Be respectful
and participate always and often. Please follow
your student’s progress on classroom dojo.
1. Warning
2. Point removed from Class Dojo (loss of privileges)
3. Office
4. Phone Call Home/Meeting with Teacher
Check your student’s daily progress on
classroom dojo!
All projects given will be given with significant
advanced notice. Book reports will have at least
1 month or more advanced notice prior to a due
date. Each project that will need to be worked
on at home will come with clear and concise
directions and instruction, and I will be available
for questions.
Contact Information
Please feel free to email me at
weswillison@gmail.com from the hours of 8
a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, I will not be able to
reply to emails on the weekend. I will be
updating the website regularly so please check
out our page at
Thank you for coming this evening!
I look forward to partnering with you to help
your student do great things and learn and
grow throughout the 2015/2016 school year!
Drive Home Safely and we will see your
student in the morning!