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 3 Force and Motion

Vocabulary: force, motion, gravity 

Students will investigate how different forces create motion.  

Core Knowledge: Westward Expansion After the Civil War

We will look at the frontiers that began and ended once we aquired the west.  We will look at the transcontinental railroad, cowboys, farming the plains, mining, and the aquisition of Alaska. We will have our test on May 10th. 

Math Refreshers

We will go back and master all the skills we worked on this year. We will start with multiplying and dividing and moving back on to fractions and decimals. 

Reading Small Groups

Sylvia and Aki - Ch. 2-3 due friday

Schooled - 18-20 due friday

Hatchet- starting on Tuesday Ch. 3 due Friday

The Ear the Eye and the Arm chap 1 due friday 


We will be working on sentence pattern 1 & 2.  Students have been working with sentence pattern 1 since the beginning of the year. Students will be able to distiguish between the two patterns by the end of this unit. 


We are working on writing our memoirs.  We have started writing our rough drafts for our friend and family memoir.  




Chapter 3 jeopardy