Apr 12

MAPS Reading Practice

Choose a category and make sure to work within your RIT range. Work in a range above your score to really challenge yourself!




Mar 20

Alternate Energy Sources

Please use these links to help you research:

*START HERE*:  http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=2

Here are some other sites I already found:





If you want to do your own Google searching, use this link:  http://search.kidoos.org/us/

Nov 20

2015-2015 Weather Projects

Fourth grade students spent a good portion of time studying weather (SOL 4.6).  We examined fronts, pressure systems, types of clouds, types of precipitation, and weather tools, among other things.  To put everything we learned into practice and make it more “real,” students worked in small groups to prepare their own meteorology forecasts.  Students used online tools, Google Docs, and ActivInspire software to create their presentations.  Enjoy!


Mitchell, Fabiha, Hyrum, Riley, Josh, Vien from Catherine Kelly on Vimeo.

Ruby, Amelia, Elizabeth, Koa, Ben from Catherine Kelly on Vimeo.

Drew, Rebekah, Mikah, Julian, Madyson from Catherine Kelly on Vimeo.

Reid, Sydney, Ryan, Greta, Mary from Catherine Kelly on Vimeo.

Tyler, Ethan, Marlise, Taylor, Adeline from Catherine Kelly on Vimeo.

Nov 11

Watershed Website

Use the link below to help you answer the questions on the webquest.


Oct 28

Washington, DC 2014

As a group, you need to use the links below to explore the different monuments.  On one (1) piece of notebook paper, you need to tell me the following:

1.  Group Members Names
2.  Memorial Choice
3.  Exhibit Choice for the Museum of Natural History
4.  Exhibit Choice for the Museum of American History

**Remember, every time you have to ask the teacher to mediate, you will lose one point off your final project grade.

Use these links to explore the monuments:

Lincoln Memorial
Korean War Memorial
Vietnam War Memorial
World War II Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Use these links to explore the museums:
Museum of Natural History
American History Museum

Sep 30

Weather Tools Websites

Use the following to help you with your classwork:



Sep 29

Henrico History Project

I hope you are working on picking your topic!  Please make sure to show the packet and this blog post to the adults at home.  Remember–they can support and help you, but YOU should do the work.

**Adults–please help and support throughout this project–especially when your student is using the online sources.  Wikipedia is not an acceptable source.  Please have your student write down and bring any questions to class.  Thanks for your help and support!

Below are some additional links that might offer you some assistance:









Sep 29

4th Grade Weather Data

Feel free to use the links below to help you gather your weather data each evening. Remember, we will do the morning readings together. I like to use the NBC12 Weather information because I feel it is the most complete. If you find another site that is helpful, post it in the comments.

**If you post–use ONLY your first name. Enter your HCPS email address like you do for logging in to Google Drive. The email address will not show. You can also use your mom or dad’s address.**






May 21

4th Grade Science Review

Dear 4th and 5th Grade Students,

The link below is a PDF review booklet put together by our county officials.  It has lots of great information to help you review for your upcoming HAT (4th grade) or SOL (5th).  Please take some time to use it and look over it!

***4th Grade Students:  Leave me a comment and tell me what you feel like you need to review before the test!  Follow these directions:  Use your first name only.  You can enter a real email address  or just use student@henrico.k12.va.us.  You just have to “trick” the program to thinking it is a real email address.  Use complete sentences and correct punctuation!


May 19

SOL Practice

If you’d like some last minute SOL practice, use these links below.

For released tests, click below.  Focus on the 2010 and 2011 tests.  You can work on tests on other grade levels if you’d like to challenge yourself a bit!



For TEI practice, use the link below.


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