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Grades 5 & 6 - Tom Drake


Welcome to Tom Drake's homepage.  I will be keeping a blog this year, with timely items and photos- check it out at

Typical Schedule

7:45 Morning meeting
8:05 Core time
9:00 Snack
9:15 Core time
9:45  WIN block
10:15 Special 1 (Mon- Art, Tues- Music, Wed- Core, Thur- Wellness, Fri- Library)
11:00 Special 2 (Mon/Tues- French, Wed- Health or Art, Thurs- PE, Fri- PE)
11:45  Recess
12:15  Lunch
12:45  Math (by grade level- 5th with Tom, 6th with Torrey)
1:45  Core time
2:30  Dismissal

Typical Homework

Reading for at least 20 minutes, at a minimum of 3 nights per week, will be a requirement.  Otherwise, homework will be assigned on an 'as makes sense basis', based on the potential of extending a lesson and thereby extending learning.

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