Welcome to Mrs. Dingman's 5th Grade
As of 2004/2005, 
I began teaching 5th grade.
Resources from my 3rd grade web site are still available HERE 
What exactly does the Pennsylvania Department of Education expect your 5th grader to learn?
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Girls High School Varsity Swim Team Site 
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Although June 2017 marked the end of my 25 years in the classroom, my classroom web site will continue to be updated and maintained. I'm grateful for the friendships I've enjoyed and have been enriched beyond measure by the students I've known. Feel free to drop a note in my Guest Book or email me. #stayconnected
Letters to our Troops
February 2005
Your outstanding class Web site, Mrs. Dingman's 5th Grade Class at 
http://www.mrsdingman.com, has been chosen as an EduHound Spotlight 
Classroom of the Week! Your site will be featured in the Thursday, February 17, 2005 edition of EduHound Weekly -- and permanently on our classroom spotlight."
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I deeply appreciate the honor of the awards below. Thank you!!
February 2005
"We applaud your site's ease of navigation, obvious hard work and valuable content. This award is for teacher's and/or classroom sites, representing class activities, student involvement and/or parent participation and is given to sites which represent the highest level of creativity and concept and that honor the webmaster's code of ethics. It is with great pleasure that we give you the Education Award."
Contests for Students

This page was created January 2, 2004 and last updated: February 25, 2024
May 2005
"We want to congratulate you on your selection as a Keystone: Technology Integrator. This recognition signifies that you truly embody the characteristics of a 21st Century teacher who uses technology to foster student curiosity and creativity as you engage students in meaningful problem-solving activities." 

The Keystone program began in 2004. Initially called Keystones: Technology Integrators, the program name changed to “Technology Innovators” to reflect the changes in classroom instruction. To date, over 3000 Pennsylvania educators have been identified as “Keystones: Technology Integrators.” The Keystones represent over 200 school districts, non-public schools, and CTC/AVTS throughout Pennsylvania.
May 2005
Thank You Pennsylvania Department of Education!
I am honored to have been selected as a
Keystones: Technology Integrator
June 9, 2005
I Don't Understand
"A recent classroom lesson on poetry brought out many amusing insights from the students of Mrs. Dingman's 5th grade class in Northeast Pennsylvania. Find out what it is, exactly, that these charming children do and do not know. Also, read all the reasons why her next batch of students believe they cannot write a poem. We think they'll soon be pleasantly surprised." — SG
SmartWriters.com Writing Contests for Kids
August 2, 2005
Congratulations! We are pleased to offer you the EduNET Choice Award which is bestowed upon sites that "provide and maintain valuable educational content". You will be linked under the category "previous winners and other useful links" and "schools" directory.
Clip Art Resources
December 2005
Congratulations -- your site has been chosen as the "TEACHER SITE OF THE MONTH" for the December Technospud Newsletter.
I truly enjoyed your site.
Jennifer Wagner
"Enabling Teachers To Use Technology
Effectively and Effortlessly"
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PTA Information
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Standards Aligned System from Pennsylvania Dept. of Education
Cursive Handwriting Helpful Links
How to Write in Cursive YouTube Lessons 1 through 33
Cursive Handwriting Worksheet Practice to go along with YouTube videos above
Trace & Write Cursive Signature create custom printable with individual name for signature practice
Cursive Writing Worksheets link included to create custom tracer printable for signature practice
Poetry Writing Club April 2018
April is National Poetry Month. Let's Celebrate!
If your 4th or 5th grade student is interested in participating in the DDES After-School Poetry Writing Club:

Click HERE to fill out the Google form. 

Forms must be submitted no later than March 26, 2018. (deadline extended due to Snow Day March 21)

If more than 20 students are interested, a random drawing will be held for student selection and participation. 

A permission form will be sent home, using the email families provide, shortly after March 26, 2018 for all students chosen by random drawing to participate in the DDES After-School Poetry Writing Club. 

* random drawing will be used in the event more than 20 students are interested in participation
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