Week 3 – September 21 – 25

We had a wonderful 2nd week of virtual learning, and I’m excited to begin Week 3 with my fabulous 5th graders.  Last week students learned the meaning and importance of resilence (our word of the week).  Mrs. Henderson began morning annoucements and introduced Longan’s new ROAR pledge (below).  

In addition to the content studies we began last week, we spent a great deal of time exploring and discussing the meaning of having a Growth Mindset.  I’m including a video below that I shared with students.

Content This Week:

Math 5.4 Whole Number Problem Solving (single & multi-step) Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication

Reading –

  • Reading level assessments
  • Genres
  • Content reading in Newsela with emphasis on annotation and “notice & note” reading strategies
  • Introduce 5th Grade Read Aloud – Because of Mr. Terupt

Word Study – 

  • Mentor Text Vivid Vocabulary Unit – First Day Jitters by

Science – 5.7 Earth’ Changes

  • Layers of the Earth
  • Plate Boundaries
  • Types of Rocks
  • Erosion, Weathering & Deposition
  • The Rock Cycle

Important Dates:

Tuesday, 9/22 – 5.4 Whole Number Problem Solving Quiz (Addition & Subtraction)

Wednesday, 9/23 – 5.7 Layers of the Earth & Plate Boundaries Quiz

  • The 5th grade team is busy preparing learning packets for our students.  They will provide students with hard copies of activities, a copy of our grade level read aloud novel, and  a few “hands on” activities.

Friday, 9/25 – Reading Genres Unit Assessment

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Week 2 – September 14 – 18

Wow!  What a first week!  It was great and exhausting at the same time.  My students are awesome and doing a fantastic job of acclimating to online learning.  We’re continuously adding new tech applications to our toolbags which should continue to keep learning meaningful. To that end, the 5th grade team has made a slight adjustment to our master schedule.  Math will now go until 9:10 rather thann ending at 9:00.  This schedule is also posted in the Homeroom folder within Schoology.

As with any year, the first month of school is a blend of introducing and practicing procedures and routines as we slowly add in our 5th grade content curriculum, and this year is no exception.  I’ll be sharing the information below with the students this week, but thought it would be helpful for families to have access to our expectations.

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Have a great week & thanks for your support!

Mrs. Beam

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It’s almost time for “Back to School!”

Welcome 5th Graders!

I’m so excited to meet each of you!  Here’s a schedule for the coming week:


See ya soon,

Mrs. Beam 🙂

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Welcome 5th Graders!

Hello Future 5th Graders!

I can’t wait to meet you & your families! Stay tuned…as soon as I know who is in my class, I’ll be reaching out to you!  We’re going to have a great year together!

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Today is YOUR Day 5th Graders!

Check your emails and Schoology for the Google Meet link for today’s Moving Up Ceremony at 1 PM!

Moving Up Ceremony Worksheets & Teaching Resources | TpT

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

5th Graders,

What a great day to practice learning to name and recognize the 50 states!  Challenge yourself today to:

1 – Review and remember the states for the Southeast and Northeast regions

2 – Learn the states of the Midwest region

We’ll be practicing these tomorrow in class!

Official and Nonofficial Nicknames of U.S. States

Remember, the Nearpod has been added to Schoology & the Social Studies tab at the top of this page has lots of review games.

Have a Terrific Tuesday,

Mrs. Beam 🙂

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Monday, June 1, 2020

5th Graders,

I can’t believe this is our last week of Zoom class meetings!  It’s been a strange ending to a really great year.  I’m looking forward to our individual conferences this week to talk about each of your “glows” and “grows” this year.  Please remember to either join me on Zoom at the time of your conference or request a call.

This week’s Zoom class time will focus on reviewing and learning the location and names of the 50 states of America.  Check out the tab at the top of this page for review activities, and you can also access a self-paced Nearpod in Schoology.  In addition, we will continue reading A Long Walk to Water.

Have a Mindful Monday,

Mrs. Beam 🙂

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Happy Friday 5th Graders,

I’m looking forward to our Zoom class this afternoon.   This is the agenda:

  • Share student assignments and poems
  • Practice Perimeter & Area
  • Play a game
  • Read A Long Walk to Water
  • Weekly participation drawing 🙂

Please remember to sign up for a 1:1 conference time next week.  Here’s the link:

1:1 Student_Teacher Conference Sign Up Sheet

Have a Friendly Friday,

Mrs. Beam 🙂

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Kudos to these students for their efforts during virtual learning!!  I’m so proud of all of you for trying your best in the following areas!

Regular Attendance:

  • Ashley
  • John
  • Brandon
  • Tommy
  • Nassime
  • Alex
  • Zahara
  • Romeo
  • Kyler
  • Kayden
  • Maxwell
  • Addi

Submitting/Sharing assignments:

  • Alex
  • Tommy
  • Romeo
  • Ronald

Volunteering/Answering Questions:

  • Romeo
  • Tommy
  • Rosi

Remember to submit a poem by Friday!  The four poems we read today were awesome!!!  🙂

Have a Weird Wednesday,

Mrs. Beam 🙂

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