Veterans Day

We had our own veteran come in and share his experience with us. Thank you, Mr. Smither, for your service to the Marine Corps!

Water Currents Lab

We talked about water density and temperature this week, while we discussed ocean currents. Students made a hypothesis and decided whether cold water or hot water would rise or float.

The red water was hot and the cold water was blue…. and the results determined….

Cold water was heavier and more dense, while hot water was lighter, thus less dense. 


Book Fair!

 Hi, below are the times/dates for the book fair next week. I hope you guys are able to swing by and grab something amazing.

Book Fair:
Friday, October 26— 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Monday, October 29— 3:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Tuesday, October 30— 3:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Wednesday, October 31— (All school day) 7:50 am- 4:00 pm
Thursday, November 1— 3:00- 6:30 pm
Friday, November 2— (All school day) 7:50 am- 4:00 pm

*Sales are Tax-Exempt. Credit/Debit cards, cash and checks are accepted.*

Week of October 8th


I wanted to mention a few dates for the week and beyond:

Oct. 8th – No School for students (Teachers in countywide classes)

Oct. 9th – Chipotle Spirit Night (PTA)

Oct. 10th – Young Scientists! 1-2:30pm

Oct 10th – Weather Quiz (4.6 review from last year – a study guide was sent home last week)

Oct. 11th – Reading Assessment: Test on Fiction (summarizing, main idea, theme, character traits, plot, and predicting with evidence)

Oct. 12th – Donuts with Dad (7:30 – 8)

Oct 12th  – Picture Day

Oct 26th – Fall Family Movie Night (PTA)

Nov. 1st – Math and Science Ctr. Field Trip (Goldman’s class only)

We had such a fantastic time on our field trip to the James River! I have a few others photos to post, but these were so wonderful! <3

Thank you for sending your kiddo on this fantastic adventure!



Here are a few notable dates you might want/need:

Upcoming events:

Oct. 4 – Gifted Parent Information meeting  6:00-7:00  We will share the gifted identification process and answer your questions.

Oct. 9 – PTA School spirit night at Chipotle near Short Pump Town Center  4:00 – 9:00

Oct. 12 Donuts with Dad  7:30-8:00  8-8:30 Speaker in Internet Safety following in the cafeteria. Donuts with Dad.pdf 

Oct. 12 Individual Picture Day

Oct. 24 – Robotics assembly for the students during the school day – sponsored by the PTA

Oct. 26 – PTA Fall Family Movie Night

Nov. 5 PM Parent Conferences – teachers will send out a Signup Genius to register

Nov. 6 – AM Parent Conferences – teachers will send out a Signup Genius to register; no school for  students today



We were having issues with our schedule and 5th grade didn’t have a shared recess time. That was frustrating because many of the kiddos weren’t seeing their friends from last year and we know that in their last year of elementary school it’s important to maintain those relationships. The schedule isn’t perfect, but Mr. Eggleston has adjusted it to allow us to have more of a community for our grade level and it allows them to spend time together.

I’ll embed a PDF of this, as I know it’s hard to see/small.

Thanks for your understanding.

Goldman 5A


James River Trip


Here’s the info you need for Tuesday’s trip. Let me know if you have any questions.

Sept. 24th!

Above are the important dates for the week.

My math class is also having a quiz on even/odd and prime/composite numbers on Friday.

We are also starting Science on Wednesday (hoooooooray!) We will be reviewing the Scientific Method and completing an experiment. The test for that unit will be October 3rd. I will provide a study guide on 9/26 when we start the unit.

I hope everyone has a fabulous week. 🙂


Week of Sept 16th


I hope everyone enjoyed that unexpected bonus day off! I know the teachers did, as we’re catching our breath from all the beginning of the year things.

Upcoming things:

  1. Please send in ALL money for the James River field trip. We need that money in by Tuesday, Sept. 18th.  This includes their T shirt money.
  2. Tuesday Folders will go home on Tues, Sept. 18th. You should have a stapled packet of work with graded items and classwork. I believe PowerSchool goes live for elementary students on 9/24, so you can check on grades then. I didn’t have enough to send home last week, so I didn’t do a formal packet. This week I will.
  3. Young Scientist permission slips will also go out in the Tuesday folder. Keep your eyes open for that. They will visit us 5 times over the course of the school year and they’re amazing.
  4. Wednesday, Sept. 19th is a half day for students.
  5. Thursday, Sept 20th is Back to School Night if you’d like to come in and get an overview of the year and the expectations.
  6. Students should be reading 20 minutes a night and please check that they are completing homework. I haven’t been sending home much, but what I do send home is always good review.

Update: Tuesday, Sept 18th there is a planned Signal Blue drill. We will review expectations, but I wanted to be sure parents were aware of the practice drill and we will carry on with learning as planned once it is over. It will be in the morning.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.