Welcome to Mrs. Drummond's Classroom

Grade 5

ADShort Biography of Alice Drummond

Hello, I'm Alice Drummond and I teach grade 5 at  Lincoln Elementary School. This year will be a milestone of forty-fifth years of teaching in the Augusta Schools.  I truly enjoy fifth graders because they are so imaginative and are practicing  and expanding skills gained in the grades before. Ten and eleven year olds are fun to work with.  We have a lot of laughs and learn a lot from one another.

I am very proud of my four grandchildren; Allyson is a Cony High School graduate, a 2016 graduate at UVM and currently starting her graduate program at Tuft Cummings School of Veterinary Science. Cody is a Cony graduate and works for his father, Rob, my son. Grace graduated in 2017 from Winslow High School and is currently a freshman, in the nursing program, at the University of Maine in Orono.  Ronan is a sophomore and a football player at Winslow High School..

I was educated, grades K-12, in the Augusta schools, graduated from Cony High School in 1968, and the University of Southern Maine in 1972 and earned my Masters in Education from the Outreach Program of the University of Maine in Orono in 1995. I continue to take classes, read, and try my hardest to conquer the challenges of technology with much more success. My students and colleagues are great technology mentors.

Contact Information

  • email address:  adrummond@augustaschools.org
  • school phone:  626-2483 Ext. 3913
Unified Arts Schedule:
 Physical Education

Monday

1:15 - 1:55 p.m.

Art

Tuesday

1:15 - 1:55 p.m.

Library

Wednesday

1:15 - 1:55 p.m.

Computer

Wednesday

1:55 - 2:30 p.m.

Music

Thursday

12:30 - 1:10 p.m.

Homework Expectations

Please check your child's Planner nightly for any work to be completed. Homework is started in class as a model to remind students what needs to be done and to assist parents in helping at home. When students are absent, I review the main concepts, give a guided practice, and support in starting an assignment.  All work needs to be completed in a reasonable amount of time.

Each of my students are expected to read nightly for 20-30 minutes, practice basic facts in multiplication and division, and study assigned spelling words for a Post Test on Friday. 

Thank you for your cooperation and assisting your child in the completion of homework assignments. Please remind your child to place homework in the Homework Folder and put this folder in the backpack before bed. Mornings can be very, very busy. As a team, we can help your child become better organized and build a successful fifth grade experience.

Current Letter to Students and Parents:

September 10, 2017

Dear Parents,

Welcome to fifth grade.  I would like to enlist your assistance in supporting your child in the practicing of the multiplication facts.  I allow the students to use the multiplication chart that I have copied for them in their math pocket folders and the front of their daily planners has a multiplication table.  The students really need to learn the basic math facts in addition, subtraction, and multiplication to be successful this year, in following school years, and in life. I introduce, model, and practice many strategies to help the students figure out unknown factors. Please take 10-15 minutes each evening to practice with your child.                 

Thank you for all of your support in assisting your child to learn his or her multiplication tables.

Sincerely yours,

Mrs. Alice Drummond