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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December 12th, 2018

Snow Day Updates!

MAPs Testing:

Reed:

  • Math, Friday Dec 14th
  • Reading, Monday Dec 17th

Brown:

  • Reading, Friday Dec 14th
  • Math, Monday Dec 17th

Quizzes on Tuesday, Dec 18

  • Science Cells
  • Math Fraction Computation

Cell Project

  • Due Tuesday, December 18th

 

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December 7th, 2018

Snow or no snow…that is the question?

Swimming Safety

We had a blast at the YMCA today learning about water safety. Students learned how to float and kick their way to safety with the use of a life jacket. Students also learned how to throw a lifesaver floatation device to a swimmer in need of help. It was a great learning experience.

Science

In Science this week we finished our creatures with special adaptations. Take a look at the pictures below! We also began SOL 5.5 Living Systems and started with cells. We learned the parts of both an plant and animal cell. We also learned about the functions of each organelle. Please study this a home, we will be having a quiz next week. Students were also assigned a project check out the details below. Next week, we will continue learning more about cells.

Math

In math this week we continued adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. We stepped it up a notch by working on regrouping within subtracting fractions. Next week, we will continue to spiral in this skill, while beginning probability.

Please have your child practice and memorize commonly used fractions and decimal equivalents. This will help tremendously with our fractions unit. Click on the picture below:

Please check out the Trevvett Youtube channel on detailed instructions on how to so the current math skills that we are learning. Click on the Trevvett Academy sign below:

Family Life is next, all students will participate unless an opt out form is turned in.

Maps Testing will take place next week.
Tuesday: Math      Friday:Reading

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:

  • Tuesday, December 11th
    • MAPs Testing Math
  • Wednesday, December 12th:
    • Cell Quiz
    • Family Life Lesson
    • After School Tutoring 2:30-4:30
  • Thursday, December 13th:
    • MSiC Lessons
    • 5.6 Adding and Subtracting Fractions Formative
  • Friday, December 14th:
    • MAPs Testing Reading
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November 30, 2018

Honor of Code

On Thursday, 5th grade participated in the Honor of Code project. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. We participated in the “Unusual Discovery” activity through Google’s Computer Science Classroom lessons. Students used the program scratch to create an animated story about an unusual discovery. We had a blast!

Science

In Science this week we began our 4th grade review of 4.6 Ecosystems and Animal Adaptations. We review a variety vocabulary and took out 4.6 quiz on Friday (grade on powerschool). Students worked in groups to sort behavioral and structural adaptations.

Students also participated in a STEAM activity in which they created their own creatures, we are still working on this project. A sneak peek of beginning process is below. Stay tuned next week to  see the final creatures and descriptions of their adaptations. Also next week we will began out cells unit! Please check take home folders for information about a cells project and ways to donate to the unit.

Math

In math this week we began adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. This is one of our most difficult units. Please make sure that your child is practicing this skill at home, by completing homework. For additional practice visit, have your child visit the Math course on Schoology. There I have created a purple folder with extra math practice, please check it out. Next week we continue adding and subtracting fractions.

We also review for out math summative by completing the “Abominable Snowman Cure Challenge”. Students had to work in partners to find a cure to turn all of the Abominable Snowmen back into regular snowman. They had a great time reviewing! Check out the video introduction to the activity below.

Students worked in partners to complete the “Abominable Snowman Cure Challenge”

Please have your child practice and memorize commonly used fractions and decimal equivalents. This will help tremendously with our fractions unit. Click on the picture below:

Please check out the Trevvett Youtube channel on detailed instructions on how to so the current math skills that we are learning. Click on the Trevvett Academy sign below:

Our YMCA Swimming Safety Trip is on Dec 7th!

Check out the details below:

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

Next week:

  • MATH: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • SCIENCE: Cells
  • READING:Narrative Nonfiction
  • SOCIAL STUDIES:Southeast Region of the United States

Week at Glance:

  • Wednesday, December 5th:
    • After School Tutoring 2:30-4:30
    • PTO Waffles with Santa
  • Thursday, December 6th:
    • Guidance
  • Friday, December 7th:
    • YMCA Swimming Safety Field Trip
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November 16, 2018

Luray Caverns and James Madison University

We had a great time on our field trip to Luray Caverns and James Madison University! It was great to see the beautiful mountains on our journey there. The Luray Caverns was an experience of a lifetime, to see millions of years old stalagmites and stalactites. This experience really helped us to make real life connections to our Earth and Rock unit from the beginning of the first quarter.

We also got to tour the James Madison University, the alma mater to Ms. Capano, Ms. Brown and myself. It was really a touching moment for myself to bring my class to a place where I discovered my love for education and teaching. Everyone enjoyed a great buffet lunch, tour and question/answer session with JMU students. It was really a blast!

Science

In Science this week we continues our 4th grade review of 4.6 Weather. We learned about how barometers measure air pressure and how the air pressure  helps us determine what the weather will be like.

We also learned about the three types of storms hurricanes, tornados and thunderstorms. Students researched and prepared Flipgrid videos to share the information that they learned. Check out a few of the videos below.

Math

In math this week we reviewed ordering fractions, and began ordering fractions and decimals. Please have your child practice and memorize commonly used fractions and decimal equivalents. This will help tremendously with our fractions unit. Click on the picture below:

Please check out the Trevvett Youtube channel on detailed instructions on how to so the current math skills that we are learning. Click on the Trevvett Academy sign below:

Please return sign permission slips and fee for YMCA swimming safety field trip. Our Trip is on Dec 7th!

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

Next week:

  • MATH: Fractions and Decimals
  • SCIENCE: Weather
  • READING: Nonfiction Text Structures
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: Southeast Region of the United State

Week at Glance:

  • Monday, November 19th:
    • SOL 4.6 Weather Vocabulary Card Quiz
  • Tuesday, November 20th:
    • Report Cards go Home
    • Classroom Awards 1:30-1:45
  • Wednesday, November 21st:
    • No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday, November 22nd:
    • Thanksgiving!
  • Friday, November 23rd:
    • No School, Thanksgiving Break
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November 9, 2018

Market day #1 was a success! The kids were very creative and had a great time shopping. Looking forward to students working hard to earn cash to shop next quarter!

In Science this week we began our 4th grade review of 4.6 Weather. Students created their vocabulary cards, they will have a vocabulary quiz on Nov. 19th. We focused on weather tools and how the tools are used to provide us with information about the weather. This was a great lead into a visit from meteorologist Megan Wise, from channel 12 news. She shared how to get information about the weather to share on the news and her journey to becoming a meteorologist. It was a great a experience!

Math

In math this week we reviewed ordering decimals to prepare us for ordering fractions and decimals. Next week, we will began converting fractions to decimals. Please check out the Trevvett Youtube channel on detailed instructions on how to divide and multiply fractions. Next week, we will finish with quarter with decimal word problems and end of the nine weeks review. Click on the Trevvett Academy sign below:

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

Next week:

  • MATH: Fractions and Decimals
  • SCIENCE: Weather
  • READING: Nonfiction Text Structures
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: Southeast Region of the United State

Week at Glance:

  • Monday, November 12th:
    • PAW Achievement
  • Tuesday, November 13th:
    • Veteran’s Day Celebration
  • Wednesday, November 14th:
    • Field Trip to Luray Caverns and JMU
  • Friday, November 16th:
    • Reading Assessment
    • Forms and $4 Fee for YMCA Trip Due
    • IB Applications Due
    • PTO Spirit Night at Panera
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November 2, 2018

Tigers Lead Seminar

5th grade had a leadership seminar withDr. Kate Cassada, Associate Professor of Education & Assistant Chair of Graduate Education for Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at University of Richmond. They discussed and learned about the great qualities that a leader has. They also discussed the goals that they have accomplished so far in their leadership roles, and what they looked to accomplish in the future. Everyone had a great time, and they ended with designing t-shirts for their leadership roles.

S.O.D.A

Student Organization for Developing Attitudes (S.O.D.A), is a groups of students from Hermitage High school that teaches character building lessons once a month. Today was our first lesson, and students learned to be careful with their words because they can hurt.

Science

In Science this week we finished our unit on SOL 5.6 Oceans with talking about the three ocean zones and ocean food chains. We learned that the ocean has three zones. The sunlight, twilight and midnight zone. We sorted animals into the three different zones and discovered that majority of the animals live in the sunlight zone. This is because it is the only layer where plants can grow, which is the start of the food web.

We also learned about ocean food chains and webs. We created ocean food web, and drew arrows to represent the transfer of energy from animal to animal.

Math

In math this we we continued decimal computation with both multiplication and division of decimals.

Please check out the Trevvett Youtube channel on detailed instructions on how to divide and multiply fractions. Next week, we will finish with quarter with decimal word problems and end of the nine weeks review. Click on the Trevvett Academy sign below:

Parent Teacher Conferences, please sign up if you have not done so. Ms. Brown and I would love to talk to you about your child’s progress, grades, and 1st nine weeks in 5th grade. Please click on the link to sign up!

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Friday, November 9th

 

Book Fair Nov 5th-9th

Market Day is Friday, November 9th

Field Trip to Luray Caverns and JMU, November 14th! Please prepare how your child will be picked up that evening at 5:00 pm.

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

Next week:

  • MATH: Decimals and Fractions
  • SCIENCE: Oceans and Weather
  • READING: Nonfiction Text Structures
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: Five Themes of Geography

Week at Glance:

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October 26, 2018

Skype A Scientist

We were so fortunate to Skype with Dr. Lomax a Marine Biologist, from Brown University today! We learned about ocean food chains, and even got to meet Regina, a snake that was studied at the lab. Students were able to see fish like piranhas, and learn about how marine biologist conduct their research. Students were able to interact with the scientist and ask questions too. It was a great experience!

Science

In Science this week we began the week with a technology lesson with Mr.Clough. He reviewed the ocean floor and had student create a google drawing of the ocean floor. It was super cool, and we all learned so much.

We also began our “ocean motion” portion of the ocean unit. We learned about waves, tides and currents. We did a series of investigations this week including, a wave in a bottle, and current labs. We learned that waves are caused by wind. Currents are caused by cold, salty water sinking because it is more dense, and warm fresh water rise because it is less dense. That up and down motion creates currents.

Top Left: Warm (red) water is rising to the top. Bottom Left: Cold (blue) water is sinking to the bottom.


Math

This week in math we worked on decimal multiplication with models. We used based ten blocks to make concrete models, and later in the week moved to representational models on hundreds grid paper. Like the image below. Next week, will be learning the step to multiplying decimals, stay tuned!

We also prepared for our Math Summative with a Halloween themed escape room. Students worked through a series of math challenges to escape from the “haunted” house. It was a fun way to review for the summative, scores for the Math summative are posted on powerschool!

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Click the above picture for instructions on how to access your child’s grades on powerschool.

 

Field Trip to Luray Caverns and JMU, November 14th! Please prepare how your child will be picked up that evening at 5:00 pm.

 

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

Next week:

  • MATH: Decimal  Computation
  • SCIENCE: Oceans
  • READING:Nonfiction Summary
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: Henrico History

Week at Glance:

  • Monday,October 29:
    • Ice Cream sundaes for Bullying Prevention Poster Contest winners @ 1:30
    • Morning Clubs
  • Tuesday,October 30:
    • Big Blast Fundraiser Celebration
  • Wednesday, October 31:
    • Halloween

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