Friday, 12/14

Afternoon,

Reminders:

  1. Short Pump Middle School Field Trip slip went home today and it’s due 12/17 or 12/18. It’s free so you just have paperwork to complete
  2. University of Virginia Summer Enrichment Program for gifted & high-ability children begins accepting applications tomorrow, 12/15. There are three sessions the summer of 2019. The application can be found at: curry.virginia.edu/sep
  3. Class Winter celebration is 12/19. Please sign-up in Sign-up Genius to help out in some way.
  4. Jingle Bell Jam is 12/19.
  5. The MathScience Innovation Center has released their Winter classes. If your child has never done it and has some Saturday’s free this would be a great activity. Check out their website: www.MyMSiC.org
  6. Winter Concert 1/8/19

Math-started Statistics today. Think mean, median, mode and range. Got some great practice and good questions/conversation going this morning.

Social Studies – starting our Southeast project. Students are to work on this project at school NOT at home. If they are behind when it’s getting closer to the due date we will revisit the not at home piece. Thank you.

Have a great evening.

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Thursday, 12/13

Afternoon –

Nothing like 3 days off to get caught up on holiday readiness. Hope you guys have enjoyed the snow. Perfect for snowman building.

The Winter Concert has been moved to January 8, 2019 @6 p.m.

Reminders:

  1. Winter Party Food Permission slip is due ASAP! It is stapled into your students agenda.
  2. Jingle Bell Jam is still 12/19 along with our holiday activities.
  3. Still looking for pop top tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Due to our 2 hour delay we only did Social Studies today. We are starting our unit on the Southeast portion of the United States. Students will need to know the capitals of all 12 Southeastern states and the location of each state. Students do NOT need to know where in the state the capital is they just need to know which state it is located in. Our States/Capitals test is January 4, 2019. I’ve encouraged students to review a wee bit every night.

Enjoy your evening.

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Field Trip Day #1

Afternoon –

We got our Oceans test done and some work for Mrs. Dalton before we loaded up the buses and headed to the capital. Ask your student which ‘bill’ they got to vote on today. Their vote won’t surprise you.

Reminders:

  1. Water Bottles
  2. Pop top tabs
  3. Winter Concert 12/18
  4. Jingle Bell Jam 12/19

Have a great weekend and stay safe out there.

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Thursday, 12/6

Afternoon –

Here is what our schedule looked like today:

  1. 7:50-8:25 Math
  2. 8:30 – 9:45 PTA Cultural Arts Show. Thank you to those who have joined the PTA.
  3. 9:45-10 Snack/book time
  4. 10-10:40 Library
  5. 10:50-11:20 Lunch
  6. 11:25-11:55 Science
  7. 12-1:30 Language Arts
  8. 1:30-2 Recess
  9. Phew!

Reminders:

  1. Water Bottles are due
  2. Still collecting Pop Top Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
  3. Field Trip tomorrow, 12/7. See below for details
  4. Winter concert, 12/18
  5. Jingle Bell Jam, 12/19

Math – wrapping up our Ratio unit. No homework this evening

Science – Oceans assessment tomorrow, 12/7, prior to our field trip. Students should be reviewing their notes and their study guide. Please remember that science is an application assessment.

Field Trip Reminders:

  1. Please wear Shady Grove Spirit wear or anything red.
  2. We will eat a snack prior to leaving school.
  3. We will eat lunch in the classroom when we return to school. Please pack a nut-free bagged lunch.
  4. We will learn some information that we didn’t know before.

I was thankful for my garage this morning!  Hope you have a great evening.

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SNOW, 12/5

That is what it sounded like in our room today when the snow arrived. So pretty and now it’s gone. Even better!

Reminders:

  1. water bottles are due
  2. pop top tabs for Ronald McDonald House are still being collected
  3. Oceans assessment on Friday, 12/7. See below.
  4. field trip on Friday, 12/7
  5. Winter Concert, 12/18
  6. Jingle Bell Jam, 12/19

Math – did a really fun activity called “You Can Do It” during class time today. Students should complete part B of that worksheet for homework. Calculators may be used for the homework.

Science – we did a few experiments today to show density in water and what salinity in water does. We also did an experiment to show the ocean zones. Then we did our study guide for our ocean test on Friday before the field trip. Study guides should be in Science Spirals. I will also send home the study guide with answers on it just in case.

Stay warm and watch out of icey spots.

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Tuesday, 12/4

Afternoon –

Reminders:

  1. Please send in an empty water bottle per the email from Mrs. Coleman that I sent earlier today.
  2. Still collecting pop top tabs for Ronald McDonald House.
  3. Scholastic orders are due 12/4. Use classroom code: QFZCV for on-line ordering. Thank you for your support of our classroom library.
  4. Picture retakes are 12/5. See email for any clarity.
  5. Our first field trip is next Friday, 12/7. Glad it’s indoors!
  6. Winter concert is 12/18.
  7. Jingle Bell Jam is 12/19 & a mini class party. More information coming later.

Math – spent some time getting ‘our’ Chromebooks ready. So nice that we each have our own now. Also did a marshmallow ratio lab today. No homework this evening.

Science – working on ocean information. Today we also started looking up answers to questions we had the first day of our ocean unit. We have a few experiments coming up tomorrow to help us better understand currents and the ocean layers. No homework this evening.

Have a good one!

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Monday, 12/3

Afternoon – Gorgeous day. Hope you guys had a chance to get out and enjoy before the temperature swings once again.

Reminders:

  1. Friday Folders and corrections are due tomorrow, 12/4.
  2. Please send in an empty water bottle per the email from Mrs. Coleman that I sent earlier today.
  3. Scholastic orders are due 12/4. Use classroom code: QFZCV for on-line ordering. Thank you for your support of our classroom library.
  4. Picture retakes are 12/5. See email for any clarity.
  5. Our first field trip is next Friday, 12/7. Glad it’s indoors!
  6. Winter concert is 12/18.
  7. Jingle Bell Jam is 12/19 & a mini class party. More information coming later.

Math – started on ratios. In no way, shape or manner do I expect complete understanding of ratios today. Students do have notes and they should have a worksheet in their homework folder which requires them to do problem 3. It’s a stretch problem and I can’t wait to hear their tactics for attacking the problem.

Science – did some Scientific Investigation review and talked about ocean currents. Students will need to know that the Gulf Stream is on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It will show up over and over and over.

Enjoy a sunny December day.

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Last day of November?! What!

How in the world is it the last day of November?

Friday folders important information:

  1. I worked with students, who needed assistance, in small groups to do corrections on two of our papers this week. Needed them to be ready for assessments and with the 2 day week and 5 day weekend it was easier for my peace of mind. Students have already made the corrections and the corrected grade is in PowerSchool. The two assignments were: Decimal Word Problems & Rational Number Cards (6.2 is what I think it says in PowerSchool for the 2nd assignment).
  2. Students can/should correct any papers that are 84 & below, unless they already have made corrections. It really does make a difference.
  3. Friday folders and corrections are due on Monday or Tuesday.

Reminders:

  1. Scholastic orders are due 12/4. Use classroom code: QFZCV for on-line ordering. Thank you for your support for our classroom library.
  2. Picture retakes are 12/5. See email for any clarity.
  3. Our first field trip is next Friday, 12/7. Glad it’s indoors!
  4. Winter concert is 12/18.
  5. Jingle Bell Jam is 12/19 & a mini class party. More information coming later.

Today we did coding, some corrections, and some Kahoot (review 4th grade science, the physics of Thanksgiving & the 50 states).

Enjoy your weekend!

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Thursday, 11/29

Afternoon –

Reminders:

  1. Scholastic orders are due 12/3. Orders will be in before the break. Please use our class code to order on-line.
  2. Picture retakes are 12/5.
  3. First field trip of the year is 12/7.

Math – we did a little bit of this and a little bit of that since we had a surprise visitor coming for Science today. I spent time working with students on struggle areas in math and science and we are feeling better about our percents.

Science – our ITRT came into our classroom and gave us the basics on the programming app, SCRATCH. We had so much fun building a project on the ocean floor. We will work on it some more tomorrow but what I’ve seen so far has been fantastic.

Have a great evening.

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Wednesday, 11/28

Afternoon –

Reminders:

  1. Scholastic orders are due 12/4. Orders will be in prior to the winter break. Use our online code: QFZCV
  2. Picture retakes are 12/5. See the email that went home yesterday.

Math – more fractions, decimals and percent. Wrapping that up but they will show up quite frequently in our work as this tends to be a struggle point for many, especially putting them in order when all three are represented in a problem.

Science – more ocean floor and ocean biomes. Tomorrow we’ll have a special guest leading our ocean floor discussion. Can’t wait!

Have a great evening.

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