Here is some information to help you get to know me a little better before we start an awesome year together.
Teaching Experience and classroom philosophy
This will be my seventh consecutive year of teaching fifth grade. Before teaching fifth grade, I taught technology class, third grade and fourth grade at Marlborough Elementary.
My favorite part about being a classroom teacher is building a sense of community with a group of students for the entire year. I will work very hard to build your trust and respect. I like to believe that room 107 isn't my classroom, but our classroom. I hope that you are as excited as I am to be a part of something special and have a great time with our class.
I have been married for eighteen years. My wife works as an accountant. She is very organized and great with numbers! We have two children. Jenna is our 13 year old daughter and Isaac is our 10 year old son. Jenna will be entering eight grade. She loves music, swimming, and playing sports. Isaac will be going into fifth grade enjoys lacrosse, basketball, and everything related to the 80s. We also have a dog. Her name is Everly and she is a staffordshire terrier and chihuahua mix. She is very active and very smart!
Welcome to Our 5th Grade Class
215-679-6288 ext: 4107
- About Mr. Langenback
- Math Curriculum
- Social Studies Curriculum
- ELA Curriculum
- Science Curriculum
- Daily Schedule
- Assignment Information
About Mr. Langenback
This year we will continue working with Everyday Mathematics. Students will be actively engaged in exploring and making connections with previous concepts as they continue to learn about the mathematical world they live in!
Social Studies Curriculum
We are excited to be implementing a new program this year. We will be using HMH to explore early America! We will learn about the indigenous people of North America, colonization, all the way up to formation of the United States of America. My hope is that students will have an appreciation and understanding of what makes our country special!
This year we will be using both FOSS and Explore Learning's Gizmos to explore science!
Students will start the year exploring the scientific world by learning about the scientific method. Students will then use the scientific method to conduct to learn about variables and mixtures and solutions.
The Variables unit will have students exploring using pendulums, life boats, and flippers. The Mixtures and Solutions unit will have students working with solubility, saturation, crystals and methods of separation!
|Time||Blue Schedule||Gold Schedule|
|9:05-10:45||Math w/Mr. L||ELA w/Mrs. Cricks|
|11:55-12:40||Langenback HR SS/Sci --- Cricks HR Writing|
|12:40-1:15||ELA w/ Mrs. Cricks||Math w/Mr. L|
|1:55-2:40||ELA w/ Mrs. Cricks||Math w/ Mr. L|
|2:40-3:20||Langenback HR Writing --- Cricks HR SS/Sci|
|3:20||Prepare for Dismissal in HR|
|3:27||Parent pick ups dismissed|
|3:30||Buses start to get called|
Math homework will be given on a regular basis. Due to the length and complexity of some lessons, homework will not be given each night. However, it is safe to assume that on most nights students will have math homework. Math homework should NEVER TAKE MORE THAN 20 MINUTES. If homework is taking longer than that, please stop working on it and send in a note.
Students should read at least 20 minutes each night. This should not be a cumbersome task, as the goal is to build enjoyment of reading. If students are not enjoying their reading, they may need to choose another book!
Social Studies and Science
Daily homework will not be given. On occasion, students may need to take home assignments that were not completed to finish.
Students are responsible for studying prior to a test. Information and studying help can be found on our google classroom.