Ms. Bradford

Barb Wessman

Hello Parents and Fifth Grade Students,

          Welcome to the beginning of another wonderful year at Seven Hills Preparatory Academy.  I am thrilled to be able to have your student in my fifth grade class this year.  Working together with you to help your student reach his or her highest potential is something I look forward to this coming year. 

          This is my fifth year here at SHPA and I am lucky to be able to be working in 5th grade again.    Bloomington has always been my home and I am lucky to be teaching in a district that molded who I am.  I am a passionate reader and look forward to seeing what kind of books our class will read this year.  I am always looking for my next great read. I hope that I, along with the students, am inspired to read something new.  Check in to see what books are being read in Ms. Wessman's class. 

          I am available to answer any questions that might arise throughout the school year, so please do not hesitate to contact me.  My email address is .  I am looking forward to a great school year.



Ms. Barbara Wessman

Physical Science:

Chapter 2. How can we change matter? 

Vocab: chemical change, physical change, condensation, evaporation

We are investing different ways to change matter. Whether it is permanent or we can change the matter back to its original state.  

Core Knowledge: United States Geography

We are learning about the different regions of the U.S.  We have learned about the New England, Mid Atlantic, and South.  We will continue our journey through the rest of the United States and see why certain states are grouped together in their regions. 

Math Chap 2 Multiplying and Dividing 

We are working on multiplying by 10s, 100s, and 1,000s.  We will move on to multiplying by multiples of 10s, 100s, and 1,000 then working on multiplying by 2 digit numbers. 

Reading Small Groups

Sink or Swim Chapter 4 read and questions due Wed. 

Mouse with the Question Mark Tail - Chapter 3 due Tuesday

Stargirl - chapters 8-9 questions due Tuesday

Library Card- Brenda section day 1-2


Students are working on a persuasive paragraph about their favorite super power.  We will begin peer editing and rewriting for a final copy of the paragraph. 


Unit 2 Articles and Adjectives. 

Labeling and recognizing articles and adjectives in sentences.