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SOL Practice


Click here to go to the VA Dept. of Education SOL practice items.

IXL – VA Standards

JLab- practice 10 questions each night. – email results to

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OSOB: The World According to Humphrey


Tuckahoe and Fair Oaks teachers and students cannot wait to begin our whole school reading of,
The World According to Humphrey.   It is sure to be an exciting read told from the perspective of Humphrey, the class hamster!  We have trivia questions for each day along with weekly prizes.   To help bring our two schools together on this project, Tyler Hart created a One School, One Book Google Site for both our schools to use. The website includes a welcome page with reading schedule, a podcast page with teachers reading chapters, a fun links page with a message from the author and research links about class pets, and a Join the Conversation page with a “chat room” for each grade level to collaborate about the chapters as they read them. Check out this short video that gives a quick preview of the website and shows how use the chat room.  The chat rooms will be an easy and fun way for our students to continue the conversation beyond the classroom and school walls! Please feel free to join in the conversation with our Tuckahoe and Fair Oaks students!

The reading will begin as soon as the students come back to school following the snow days.  We look forward to reading this book as two schools and can’t wait for students to connect.

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Math Story Problem


Create a story problem for your classmates to solve.  Be sure to give the important information that is necessary to answer the question.  Your question needs to be specific to the information given, you may use a table of information if you wish.  Remember to use complete sentences.

Your story problem can use addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division (or a combination of two).  The numbers may be whole numbers or decimals.  Think about the variety of numbers and problems we have been working on in class.

Your story problems are to be submitted by Friday, November 14.


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Oct. 1 Homework: Properties of Addition


Today we learned and reviewed three properties of addition.  Describe each property using complete sentences and give an example with numbers.

Identity Property, Commutative Property, Associative Property

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Week of Sept. 22-26


NWEA: MAP testing begins Monday, Sept. 22.  The math test will be on Monday, then continue with reading on Tuesday!  On Tuesday, Mrs. Toy and Mrs. Gonzalez will work collaboratively on problem solving activities with the math groups.

There will be NO HOMEWORK on Monday.  Homework will be given Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Thursday, Sept. 25 is a half day – dismissal begins at 11:05.

It was great to meet many of you at Back to School Night last week, please be sure to send me an email when you have any questions.


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Blogging Etiquette


News to know before you post … All students should practice good writing skills while blogging, keeping in mind spelling, punctuation, and grammar.  Please use proper word choices, remember, we’re writing, not “talking”!  Also, students should reply thoughtfully with 5-6 sentences per comment.  Remember to keep your comments appropriate and relevant! Class expectations apply to the blog as well!

Only comments that adhere to the above will be considered for approval.  Happy blogging!

How to post a reply (for students):

Name: first name and last initial only -Edward G (example) Students: Last names should not be used.

Email: first (  Students: Valid email addresses should not be used.

Happy Blogging!

Mrs. Gonzalez

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Decimals are everywhere …  Where have you seen decimals and how were they being used?

Write about at least 3 different places you see decimals.  Be sure to read the entry on the homepage about blogging etiquette.

Welcome Back to School


Welcome back to a new year!  I am excited to join the TES team as resource teacher.
Thank you for the warm welcome.  I look forward to working with your children and you during this school year. We will have many superheros of learning!

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