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Science

This week in Science we finished our unit on SOL 5.4 Matter, and took our summative on Wednesday, grades are posted on Powerschool. We also began our unit on sound. We learned what sound travels in a wave, and we identified the parts of a sound wave.

We also explored how vibrations cause sound through a sound exploration activity. Check out the pictures below.

Math

In math this week we continued our unit on geometry. We learned a cool way to determine the measures of  the interior angles of a triangle. Check out the video below.

We took good use of our new chromebooks and complete our classwork on Schoology. Students are welcome to use completed task as review material at home. Students can see what problem they got wrong, and the correct answer. Next week, we will begin circles and transformations.

 

 

To access Schoology:

  • Login to Clever.com
  • Select Blue Schoology Icon
  • Course (at the top right): Select Math or Science
  • Grades
    • Here you will find graded assignments and you may click on the assignment to review.

 

We are working on the Science Review Card Challenge to synthesize all we’ve learned this year in preparation for the science SOL in May!  Over the course of 16 weeks, students will study their science flashcards, take online quizzes, and celebrate their achievements with messy, explosive science experiments!  Click here for an extra copy of the letter . Next weeks quiz is on 5.2A Sound & 5.2B Waves. (this is a change)

News and Updates:

Please support your child with the Moby Max Math Fact Fluency Challenge! A flyer was sent home last Friday. If you do not have a computer, then your child can access this program on a cell phone. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions or need technical support.  

We would love to have you or someone you know present at Career Day! More info on the flyer below:

Career Day – Call for Presenters!

  • March Field Trip Permission Slips!
  • Americanism Essay Contest: Click here for a flyer about a fun essay contest!
  • Panther Prowl: Hermitage HS is hosting a Panther Prowl (5K/Fun Run) on March 23rd.  Flyers were sent home last week. Click here for the flyer.
  • Tigers Lead T-shirts: Each fifth grader is invited to purchase a unique t-shirt created by his/her leadership team!  These will be worn on VCU Market Day in March and Moving On Celebration in June.  Click here for an extra copy.  Orders due 3/1.  Please contact me if you are in need of financial support.  On March 22, we will visit Hermitage to learn about how our shirts are printed!
  • VCU Market Day: On March 26th, fifth graders will travel to VCU for an extra special Market Day with students from across the Richmond area and even state!  Unlike our typical Market Days, students will work in teams and most of the preparation will be done at school.  Students do NOT need to start preparing items at home.  Expect details about this exciting FREE event and permission forms soon.

Check out Ms. Brown’s blog to see what the students learned in Reading and Social Studies this week!

Next week:

  • MATH: Circles and Transformations
  • SCIENCE: Sound
  • READING: Figurative Language and Poetry
  • SOCIAL STUDIES:Midwest Region of the United States

Week at Glance:

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March 1, 2019

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Read Across America Week

We had a great week celebrating Read Across America! Our day began with Mrs. Broudy aka Cat in the Hat skating through the hallways, as a celebration of all of the family reading photos shared on social media . If you missed Mrs. Broudy and her family live on Facebook sharing their favorite books, click here to view!

Science

This week in Science we continues our unit on SOL 5.4 Matter. We learned about molecules and compounds.

We also explored mixtures and solutions through a fun lab with a partner. We learned that mixtures can be separated, and that there are special mixtures called solutions that are not easily separated.

 

Math

In math this week we began out unit on geometry, starting with angles and triangles. We took good use of our new chromebooks and complete our classwork on Schoology. Students are welcome to use completed task as review material at home. Students can see what problem they got wrong, and the correct answer. Next week, we will continue triangles.

 

 

 

To access Schoology:

  • Login to Clever.com
  • Select Blue Schoology Icon
  • Course (at the top right): Select Math or Science
  • Grades
    • Here you will find graded assignments and you may click on the assignment to review.

 

We are working on the Science Review Card Challenge to synthesize all we’ve learned this year in preparation for the science SOL in May!  Over the course of 16 weeks, students will study their science flashcards, take online quizzes, and celebrate their achievements with messy, explosive science experiments!  Click here for an extra copy of the letter . Next weeks quiz is on SOL 5.4 Matter.

 

News and Updates:

We would love to have you or someone you know present at Career Day! More info on the flyer below:

Career Day – Call for Presenters!

  • Americanism Essay Contest: Click here for a flyer about a fun essay contest!
  • Panther Prowl: Hermitage HS is hosting a Panther Prowl (5K/Fun Run) on March 23rd.  Flyers were sent home last week. Click here for the flyer.
  • Tigers Lead T-shirts: Each fifth grader is invited to purchase a unique t-shirt created by his/her leadership team!  These will be worn on VCU Market Day in March and Moving On Celebration in June.  Click here for an extra copy.  Orders due 3/1.  Please contact me if you are in need of financial support.  On March 22, we will visit Hermitage to learn about how our shirts are printed!
  • VCU Market Day: On March 26th, fifth graders will travel to VCU for an extra special Market Day with students from across the Richmond area and even state!  Unlike our typical Market Days, students will work in teams and most of the preparation will be done at school.  Students do NOT need to start preparing items at home.  Expect details about this exciting FREE event and permission forms soon.

Check out Ms. Brown’s blog to see what the students learned in Reading and Social Studies this week!

Next week:

  • MATH: Angles
  • SCIENCE: Matter
  • READING: Figurative Language and Poetry
  • SOCIAL STUDIES:Midwest Region of the United States

Week at Glance:

  • Wednesday,March 6th:
    • Brass Quintet Assembly
  • Thursday,March 7th
    • Atoms We Eat Project is Due
    • Science Summative SOL 5.4 Matter
  • Friday,March 8th
    • Math Summative
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February 22nd, 2019

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Science

This week in Science we finished reviewing SOL 4.2 Force and Motion. We concluded this unit by completing a roller coaster challenge. Students had to build a foam roller coaster with an uphill, downhill and loop for a marble to travel through. They had so much fun learning about potential and kinetic energy as they built the roller coasters.

We also began our matter unit. We reviewed the three states of matter,  solids, liquids and gasses.

We learned that atoms are the smallest unit of matter, and began to explore building atoms from elements.  Next week , we will continue learning about matter.We could use donations of Lucky Charms and Fruit Loops for a science investigation next week.  Please let me know if interested, thanks!

 

Math

In math this week we worked on patterns. We took good use of our new chromebooks and complete our classwork on Schoology. Students are welcome to use completed task as review material at home. Students can see what problem they got wrong, and the correct answer. Next week, we will begin angles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To access Schoology:

  • Login to Clever.com
  • Select Blue Schoology Icon
  • Course (at the top right): Select Math
  • Grades
    • Here you will find graded assignments and you may click on the assignment to review.

 

We are working on the Science Review Card Challenge to synthesize all we’ve learned this year in preparation for the science SOL in May!  Over the course of 16 weeks, students will study their science flashcards, take online quizzes, and celebrate their achievements with messy, explosive science experiments!  Click here for an extra copy of the letter . Next weeks quiz is on SOL 5.6 Oceans.

 

News and Updates:

We would love to have you or someone you know present at Career Day! More info on the flyer below:

Career Day – Call for Presenters!

  • Americanism Essay Contest: Click here for a flyer about a fun essay contest!
  • Read Across America Week: Check out the schedule below for our spirit week as we celebrate Dr. Seuss!
  • Panther Prowl: Hermitage HS is hosting a Panther Prowl (5K/Fun Run) on March 23rd.  Flyers were sent home this week. Click here for the flyer.
  • Tigers Lead T-shirts: Each fifth grader is invited to purchase a unique t-shirt created by his/her leadership team!  These will be worn on VCU Market Day in March and Moving On Celebration in June.  Click here for an extra copy.  Orders due 3/1.  Please contact me if you are in need of financial support.  On March 22, we will visit Hermitage to learn about how our shirts are printed!
  • VCU Market Day: On March 26th, fifth graders will travel to VCU for an extra special Market Day with students from across the Richmond area and even state!  Unlike our typical Market Days, students will work in teams and most of the preparation will be done at school.  Students do NOT need to start preparing items at home.  Expect details about this exciting FREE event and permission forms soon.

Check out Ms. Brown’s blog to see what the students learned in Reading and Social Studies this week!

Next week:

  • MATH: Angles
  • SCIENCE: Matter
  • READING: Figurative Language
  • SOCIAL STUDIES:Northeast Region of the United States

Week at Glance:

  • Monday, February 25th:
    • Wear many colors
  • Tuesday, February 26:
    •  Wear college/career/vacation shirts
  • Wednesday, February 27:
    • Dress wacky
  • Thursday, February 28:
    • Wear a hat with your favorite book title on it
  • Friday, February 29:
    • SODA
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February 8, 2019

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WOW! Great job on the benchmarks! Your hard work payed off. We met our goals and I can’t wait to celebrate with you on Monday! Students will be rewarded with a Nucom tournament or BYOD (bring you own device). If your child chose BYOD, please return the permission slip on Monday. (Click here for another copy). Next week, we will be getting back into our normal routine. (woo hoo!) Please read below for events in the upcoming week.

 

bee my valentine?

We will be having a Valentine’s Day party on Feb 14th from 12:00-1:00. Students may bring in valentines to give to hand out. Please make sure they have one for each person. Thank you to all of you who have signed up to help with the party! We are still in need of a parent volunteer, individual chips bags and peanut free goody bags for the kids. If you would like to help us out please click here to sign up.

 

We are working on the Science Review Card Challenge to synthesize all we’ve learned this year in preparation for the science SOL in May!  Over the course of 16 weeks, students will study their science flashcards, take online quizzes, and celebrate their achievements with messy, explosive science experiments!  Click here for an extra copy of the letter .

Mark Your Calendar:

Market Day, February 14th!

 

Field Trip 

Permission slips to the Virginia Aquarium field trip will be sent home on Monday! The Trip is March 15th, click the picture below for more details.

Check out Ms. Brown’s blog to see what the students learned in Reading and Social Studies this week!

Next week:

  • MATH: Variables
  • SCIENCE: Force and Motion
  • READING: Inference and Conclusion
  • SOCIAL STUDIES:Northeast Region of the United States

Week at Glance:

  • Monday, February  11
    • Benchmark Rewards
    • Report cards go home
    • 2nd Nine Weeks Awards at 1:30 ( in classroom)
    • Snack and Chat with Ms. Bushey
  • Thursday, February  14
    • Market Day
    • Valentine’s Day Parties
  • Friday, February  15
    • National No One Eats alone day
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February 1, 2019

Round 1 of benchmark testing is complete! Everyone worked hard and did their best. So proud of how they performed. We have two more tests next week. Students you got this!!

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We are working on the Science Review Card Challenge to synthesize all we’ve learned this year in preparation for the science SOL in May!  Over the course of 16 weeks, students will study their science flashcards, take online quizzes, and celebrate their achievements with messy, explosive science experiments!  Click here for an extra copy of the letter sent home today. On Tuesday, 1/21,  students may attempt their first quiz on SOL 5.5 – Cells and ClassificationPlease text/email me with questions!

Mark Your Calendar:

Please sign up for a parent teacher conference with Ms. Brown and I if you have not done so, we still have availability. We are trying to reach the goal of 100% participation in both classes. Please click on the photo above to schedule a conference. If the dates and times don’t work for you please reach out to me via email or text, and we will try to accommodate you.

Market Day, February 14th!

 

Field Trip 

Permission slips to the Virginia Aquarium field trip will be sent home on Monday! The Trip is March 15th, click the picture below for more details.

Check out Ms. Brown’s blog to see what the students learned in Reading and Social Studies this week!

Next week:

  • MATH: Benchmark Testing
  • SCIENCE:  Benchmark Review
  • READING:Benchmark Review
  • SOCIAL STUDIES:Northeast Region of the United States

Week at Glance:

  • Monday, February  4
    • School Counselors Week- Show Mrs. Bushey some love!
  • Tuesday, February  5
    • Math Benchmark (Reed)
  • Wednesday,February  6
    • Math Benchmark (Reed)
  • Thursday, February  7
    • Family Life
  • Friday, February  8
    • Science Benchmark
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January 25th, 2019

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Thank you for working with your child at home and making sure that the homework is getting done. I appreciate the hard work that you all have put in to keep up with the benchmark review. We are still keeping the same routine for this coming week. Math and Science homework will be checked daily as we review for benchmarks. Please check out the homework icon to the right of the screen. Here you will find detailed instructions on what is due each day, and resources to use at home.

 

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Benchmark Schedule

  • January 31st/February 1st – Reading (Reed) and Math (Brown)
  • February 5th/6th – Math (Reed) and Reading (Reed)
  • February 8th – Science

 

Science

This week in Science we began our review of SOL 4.4 Plants. This is a review from 4th grade. We learned about the different parts of a plant and their functions. We dissected a lily and identified each part of the plant in collaborative groups.

Next week will continue to learn more about plants and review for our upcoming Science benchmark. Next week’s Quia Vocabulary quiz will be on on SOL 4.4 Plants.

Math:

This week in math we took our last math summative of the quarter. This gave us an idea of what we need to work on to prepare for the math benchmark for the upcoming week. Below is directions for the benchmark review homework.

Please have your child practice and prepare for the benchmark by completing the daily assigned homework. We will review this daily in class.

PAW Achievement:

We had a great time with Challenge discovery for our PAW Achievement activity. We worked on team building and we had a blast! Check out the pictures below!

We are working on the Science Review Card Challenge to synthesize all we’ve learned this year in preparation for the science SOL in May!  Over the course of 16 weeks, students will study their science flashcards, take online quizzes, and celebrate their achievements with messy, explosive science experiments!  Click here for an extra copy of the letter sent home today. On Tuesday, 1/21,  students may attempt their first quiz on SOL 5.5 – Cells and ClassificationPlease text/email me with questions!

Mark Your Calendar:

Please sign up for a parent teacher conference with Ms. Brown and I if you have not done so, we still have availability. We are trying to reach the goal of 100% participation in both classes. Please click on the photo above to schedule a conference. If the dates and times don’t work for you please reach out to me via email or text, and we will try to accommodate you.

Market Day, February 14th!

 

Field Trip 

Permission slips to the Virginia Aquarium field trip will be sent home on Monday! The Trip is March 15th, click the picture below for more details.

Check out Ms. Brown’s blog to see what the students learned in Reading and Social Studies this week!

Next week:

  • MATH: Benchmark Review
  • SCIENCE: Plant Anatomy and Benchmark Review
  • READING:Reading Strategies
  • SOCIAL STUDIES:Southeast Region of the United States

Week at Glance:

  • Monday, January 28 
    • No school teacher work day
  • Tuesday, January 29 
    • Window opens for parent to select 6th Grade class registration
  • Thursday, January 31
    • Reading Benchmark Part I-Reed’s Homeroom
    • Math Benchmark Part I- Brown’s Homeroom
    • PTO Spirit Night at Zaxby’s
  • Friday,January 25th
    • Reading Benchmark Part II-Reed’s Homeroom
    • Math Benchmark Part II- Brown’s Homeroom
    • 4.4 Plants Quia Vocabulary Quiz Due
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January 18th, 2019

Workin It

It is time to get in shape for the up coming benchmarks! You may have noticed the change in homework. Math and Science homework will be checked daily as we review for benchmarks. Please check out the homework icon to the right of the screen. Here you will find detailed instructions on what is due each day, and resources to use at home.

Benchmark Schedule

  • January 31st/February 1st – Reading (Reed) and Math (Brown)
  • February 5th/6th – Math (Reed) and Reading (Reed)
  • February 8th – Science

Next week we will start a new Science Review Card Challenge to synthesize all we’ve learned this year in preparation for the science SOL in May!  Over the course of 16 weeks, students will study their science flashcards, take online quizzes, and celebrate their achievements with messy, explosive science experiments!  Click here for an extra copy of the letter sent home today. On Tuesday, 1/21,  students may attempt their first quiz on SOL 5.5 – Cells and ClassificationPlease text/email me with questions!

Science

This week in Science we review 4.1/5.1 Scientific Investigation. We had fun incorporating math and Science into our “How many drops can fit on a penny?” lab. We went through the Scientific method and organized our data using Stem and Leaf, and Line Plots. Next week will begin plant anatomy.

Math:

This week in math we finished our probability and statistics unit by learning about line plots. We will now begin our benchmark review to prepare for benchmark testing at the end of the month.

Please have your child practice and prepare for the benchmark by completing the daily assigned homework. We will review this daily in class.

Mark Your Calendar:

Please sign up for a parent teacher conference with Ms. Brown and I. We are trying to reach the goal of 100% participation in both classes. Please click on the photo above to schedule a conference. If the dates and times don’t work for you please reach out to me via email or text, and we will try to accommodate you.

Paw Achievement is next Thursday, Jan 4th!

On Thursday January 24th, Challenge Discovery will bring our programming to the 5th Grade students of Trevvett Elementary School, who have achieved excellence in the last quarter of their academic year. We have customized a program that will help these Trevvett Tigers celebrate PAW Achievement, and will challenge their Perseverance, Attitude, and Work Ethic (PAW), through experiential, hands-on learning. By working with schools from all around the state, Challenge Discovery continually hones our unique experience based programming to develop individual skills (such as self-esteem and leadership), and group skills (such as communication and a mutually supportive environment). We also provide a program using the Odyssey Challenge Course at the University of Richmond, combining both low and high ropes challenges. Visit our website, challengediscovery.com, to learn more about including us in your school or team development. We are excited to be welcomed by the Trevvett Elementary School community!

Market Day, February 14th!

Check out Ms. Brown’s blog to see what the students learned in Reading and Social Studies this week!

Next week:

  • MATH: Benchmark Review
  • SCIENCE: Plant Anatomy
  • READING:Reading Strategies
  • SOCIAL STUDIES:Southeast Region of the United States

Week at Glance:

  • Monday, January 21st
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)
  • Tuesday, January 22nd
    • Twin Day!
  • Wednesday, January 23rd
    • Sports Day!
    • Math Summative
  • Thursday, January 24th
    • Crazy Hair Day!
    • PAW Achievement
    • Parent Teacher Conferences
    • Brookland Rising 6th Grade Orientation and Elective Fair at 6:00pm
  • Friday,January 25th
    • Pajama Day!
    • End of Quarter 2
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January 11, 2019

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Middle school is only months away!

As we getting closer to the start of the second semester is it time to talk middle school. On Monday students were visited by Brookland Middle School and recieved a great information session on what to expect in middle school. They also shared all of the exciting experiences that students have to look forward to. During conferences, we will be discussing core content course selections. So ready or not…middle school is coming!

Mark Your Calendar

Brookland Rising 6th Grade Orientation and Elective Fair-Thursday, Jan 24th at 6:00pm in the Brookland Middle School Gym

Cub Camp Thursday August 22, 2019

We had a great lesson from the Math and Science Innovation Center this week. We learned about Light and Angles! We had a great time moving light through reflection, and measuring the angles it created!

Science

Last week we explored a group of plants and determined if they were vascular or non vascular. This week, we finished our unit on 5.5 Living Systems by learning about vertebrates, invertebrates, and adaptations. Science homework was sent home on Wednesday and is due Monday, January 14th. The 5.5 Living Systems test will be on Tuesday, January 15th! Please click on the link in the homework to prepare for the test.

Math:

This week in math we finished probability by taking a quiz on tree diagrams. Grades have been posted on powerschool. We began statistics (graphing) by learning new ways to interpret data by finding the mean, median, mode and range of a set of data. We collected data and learned how to make stem and leaf plots! Next week we will continue to learn about statistics and students will be introduced to line plots.

Check out Ms. Brown’s blog to see what the students learned in Reading and Social Studies this week!

Next week:

  • MATH: Probability and Statistics
  • SCIENCE: Plant Anatomy
  • READING:Reading Strategies
  • SOCIAL STUDIES:Southeast Region of the United States

Week at Glance:

  • Monday, January 14th
    • Science Homework is Due.
  • Tuesday,January 15th
    • 5.5 Living Systems Test
  • Friday,January 18th
    • Reading Summative

Students who visited my blog, name your favorite vertebrate with your name in the comments below for a special treat on Monday!

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December 18th, 2018

Wishing you all the best during the holiday season! I hope it is filled with family, friends and new memories.

I would like to thank you all for the wonderful gifts, and beautiful cards. I will see you next year! (haha, 2019)

Recap of the Week

We created cell pizzas. We were very creative with the organelles. They were delicious!

Everyone did a great job on the 3D Cell Projects! Grades are on powerschool!

We had a blast at the 5th grade basketball game! We did a great job and came in 2nd place!

We ended our day with a fun filled class party. Thank you everyone who this possible. The kids had a blast!

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December 14th, 2018

From snow to rain we can’t catch a break! I am so glad we were able to come back to school towards the end of the week. I appreciate all of you for encouraging your child to complete their homework, and review material for all subjects. YOU ROCK!

With that being said we have a lot to do next week to make up for the snow days so please check out the schedule below:

Week at Glance

Math:

Next week we will be taking a Fraction Computation Quiz! Below you will find some resources for extra practice and review at home.

Science

In Science next week, we will be taking a cells quiz and turning in the cells project.

 

Ways to study for the quiz:

 

Cell Project Information:

For ideas click here!

Check out Ms. Brown’s blog to see what the students learned in Reading and Social Studies this week!

Next week:

  • MATH: Probability
  • SCIENCE: Cells
  • READING:Author’s Word Choice
  • SOCIAL STUDIES:Southeast Region of the United States

Week at Glance:

  • Monday, December 17th
    • MAPs Testing
  • Tuesday, December 18th:
    • Cell Quiz
    • Fraction Computation Quiz
    • Cell Project Due
  • Wednesday, December 19th:
    • Basketball Game
    • Tigers Lead
    • Classroom Party

Students who visited my blog, name your favorite cell (plant cell or animal cell) with your name in the comments below for a special treat on Monday!

 

 

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