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!

Please Field Trip Money and Permission Slips if you have not done so.

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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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October 19, 2018

Science

In Science this week we began a new unit  SOL 5.6 Oceans.We investigated what percentage of the Earth is composed of water using globe beach ball toss.  We sat in a circle and toss the globe beach ball 100 times. Each time it’s tossed, the student that caught it will announced whether his/her right thumb was on land or water.  We figured out the percentage for water, and inferred that ocean must take up a large amount of the Earth, 70% to be exact! 

We also learned about the ocean floor. We learned that the ocean floor looks just like land, but under water! It has mountains, valleys, trenches, plains and volcanoes just like land! How cool!We ended the week by taking an ocean floor quiz and we built the ocean floor using sand foam, a mix of sand and shaving cream. It was messy, but FUN!

Math

This week in math we worked on decimal rounding. We first practiced on a number line, and then transitioned into the rounding steps. We also reviewed adding and subtracting decimals.

Field Trip Money and Permission Slips are Due October 24th!

 

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  • International Night: We are so thrilled to once again celebrate the many diverse cultures at Maude Trevvett Elementary School! On October 23rdat 6pm, we want all Tiger families to come out to share and learn more about each other’s culture. We are asking ALL families to bring various items like photos, maps, stamps, crafts, and even food dishes to create a display table for our multicultural fair. And don’t forget to wear your native attire! There will also be live entertainment including an Arabic, Spanish, and Nepali speaking interpreters. You don’t want to miss this exciting event! Return the RSVP form saying YES, you want to represent your culture!
  • Gifted Referrals: Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning October 9 to October 26, 2018. As you consider your decision to refer your child, please be sure to speak with his/her teacher to discuss any gifted qualities being observed in the classroom on a consistent basis.  Referrals should be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us during these designated dates.  No referrals will be accepted after October 26.  Subject line of email should state Gifted Referral, and the email should include student’s first and last name, grade level, teacher, and area of referral (English, Math or Both areas).  An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school.

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 22:
    • College and Career Week
    • National School lunch Week
    • National Bus Safety Week
    • Bully Blockers Poster Due
    • Rounding Quiz
  • Tuesday,October 23:
    • International Night at 6pm
  • Wednesday, October 17:
    • Math and Reading Homework is Due
    • After school Enrichment classes 
    • Field Trip Money Due

 

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October 12, 2018

Science

In science this week reviewed  5.7 Earth’s Patterns, Cycles and Changes by playing Trasketball and over review games. Due to missing school, the Science Test has been postponed to Monday. Check out some review materials below.

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Password: Tigers

Click on 5.7 Earth

Math

This week in math we  finished the order of operations unit and were assessed on everything thing that we have learned to this point, (problem solving, prime/composite numbers, even/odd numbers and order of operations). This was our first Math Summative (Test) of the quarter. Scores will be placed on powerschool.

Next week, we will begin decimal rounding and computation.

 

 

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  • IB Open House: The IB Program Open House is at Moody Middle School on October 16th. The Open House is designed for parents and students alike to attend.  There are two identical hour-long sessions (4:30-5:30 and 6:00-7:00) that give families a choice that works with their schedule that evening.  Each session kicks off in the auditorium to provide a brief overview of the ins and outs of the program, then MMS IB students and teachers have curated a showcase of IB experiences throughout the building for families to explore on their own. If your child is considering applying to IB, this is a night you won’t want to miss!
  • Gifted Referrals: Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning October 9 to October 26, 2018. As you consider your decision to refer your child, please be sure to speak with his/her teacher to discuss any gifted qualities being observed in the classroom on a consistent basis.  Referrals should be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us during these designated dates.  No referrals will be accepted after October 26.  Subject line of email should state Gifted Referral, and the email should include student’s first and last name, grade level, teacher, and area of referral (English, Math or Both areas).  An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school.

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

Next week:

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

Week at Glance:

  • Monday,October 15:
    • Bring your Parent to P.E. Week, our P.E. is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00, Come join us!
    • Science Test 5.7 Rocks
  • Tuesday,October 16:
    • IB Open House at Moody
  • Wednesday, October 17:
    • Math and Reading Homework is Due
    • Afterschool Enrichment classes 
  • Friday, October 19:
    • Reading Summative (Test)

 

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#Helloweekend

Science

In science this week we continued our unit on 5.7 Earth’s Patterns, Cycles and Changes.We began the week by learning about the rock cycle. We completed a really cool chocolate rock cycle lab. Used the chocolate simulate the rock cycle process. The “rock” (chocolate) was weathered and turned into sediments. Then it was cemented with layers to form a sedimentary rock. Next, heat and pressure was applied  and it morphed into a metamorphic rock. Finally, it was melted into magma, and hardened into an igneous rock! We had a blast with our chocolate rock cycle!

We also explored a fossils! We learned what fossils were and how they tell us about how the Earth was thousands and even millions of years ago. We created our own fossils! We even skyped with a scientist that researches plankton fossils!

Math

This week in math we started the order of operations! We followed the steps of GEMDAS, to help us complete and solve problems.

Next week we will begin review and prepare for our 1st math summative (test)

Thank you to all the parents that donated chocolate and modeling clay for Science this week. We appreciate you and you really helped us to bring Science to life!

  • Science 5.7B Card Quiz next Tuesday,10/9.
  • Math Summative (Test) Thursday, 10/11 
  • Science 5.7 Summative (Test) next Friday, 10/12
  • Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning October 9 to October 26, 2018. As you consider your decision to refer your child, please be sure to speak with his/her teacher to discuss any gifted qualities being observed in the classroom on a consistent basis.  Referrals should be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us during these designated dates.  No referrals will be accepted after October 26.  Subject line of email should state Gifted Referral, and the email should include student’s first and last name, grade level, teacher, and area of referral (English, Math or Both areas).  An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school.

Next week:

  • MATH: Order of Operations and Decimal Rounding
  • SCIENCE:Review for SOL 5.7 Summative Assessment
  • READING:Nonfiction Text Features and Roots & Affixes
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: Henrico History

Week at Glance:

  • Monday,October 8:
    • NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • Tuesday,October 9:
    • PTO BINGO Night (6:00 PM)
    • 5.7B Vocabulary Quiz
  • Wednesday, October 10:
    • Math and Reading Homework is Due
    • Afterschool Enrichment classes 
    • Mix It Up Day
  • Thursday, October 10
    • Math Summative (Test)
  • Friday, October 11:
    • Science Summative (Test)

 

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#TGIF

Calling ALL Parents!

We need your help, we are in our last week of the big blast fundraiser. We are only 5,000 dollars away from our 20,000 school goal. Please spread the word and send those emails! Check out our video below!

Registration Code: 448872

Science

In science this week we continued our unit on 5.7 Earth’s Patterns, Cycles and Changes. We learned about how the crust moves. Check out the image below. Please have your child show you the movements of each boundary.

We also learned about the difference and similarities between earthquakes and volcanos. 

We ended the week talking about weathering and erosion. We completed two labs, the first lab we predicted which would eroded the fastest, soil, sand or grass/soil. We poured water over each, and determined that sand eroded the fast, and the grass/soil was the slowest. We concluded that because the roots of the grass in the soil it helped to prevent erosion.

We did a cool lab in which we “weathered” a sugar cube by shaking it in a film canister. We are able to see the mass change and get lighter as we “weathered” (shake) the film canister more times. Check out the pictures below.

Next week will are going to finish up our 5.7 Earth’s Patterns, Cycles and Changes unit by talking about fossils and rocks. We have a really cool chocolate rock cycle lab….stay tuned for pictures!

Conservation Poster Contest

DUE OCT 5th!

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Math

This week in math we took out quiz on problem solving, grades are on powerschool. This skill is going to be reviewed constantly throughout the year. Please practice multiplication and division at home.

We began our unit on Prime and Composite numbers. Here is the rap to help students remember the prime numbers.

Next week we will begin order of operations.

Check Folders Daily

Homework goes home on Wednesday and is due the following Wednesday, will be posted on blog daily.

Science 5.7B Card Quiz next Tuesday,10/9.  

Science 5.7 Unit Test next Thursday, 10/11

Next week:

  • MATH: Order of Operations
  • SCIENCE: Rock Cycle and Fossils
  • READING: Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: Henrico History

Week at Glance:

  • Monday,October 1:
    • Monday Clubs
  • Tuesday,October 2:
    • National Custodial Worker Day
  • Wednesday, October 3:
    • Math and Reading Homework is Due
    • Afterschool Enrichment classes start
  • Friday, October 5:
    • Order of Operations Quiz
    • Skype a Scientist
    • Fundraiser due
    • Conservation posters due

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Happy Fall!

STEAM Day

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math …oh my!

We had a wonderful 1st STEAM day, to start off the year! Our students made real world connections to the recent hurricane events. They explored the impact of hurricanes and how the damage and torrential rains pollute watersheds. We created this pollution through a story and “polluted” a watershed. The students then became engineers and had to discover how to make a water filter to clean the water that was polluted by the hurricane aftermath. Students were given a strict budget, and had to buy materials to make their filters. The filter that created the cleanest water, in the most timely fashion was consider the ideal prototype! To add the technology and art piece of STEAM. Students created and design a commercial on Flip grid to advertise their filter. We had a BLAST!

Tigers Lead

On Monday morning we started our 5th grade leadership program, Tigers Lead!  Each student received their leadership role and met with their peers to develop the vision for the team. The students then received a lanyard to wear while serving in these roles. Safety patrols received their safety belts. Everyone was excited and began their positions right away. Check out the videos on Trevvett’s Twitter page. 

Science

In science this week we began our unit on 5.7 Earth’s Patterns, Cycles and Changes. We started with they layers of Earth. We looked at apples and made comparison between the layers of the apple and the layers of the Earth. We noticed that both have a core, and outer layer. The skin of the apple would be compared to the crust of the Earth.

We learned that the Earth has four layers, the crust, mantle, outer core and inner core. Please ask your child to describe each layer to you.

We also began talking about the Continental Drift and how the continent were one together as a whole called Pangea, millions of years ago, but has moved over time to what we know today. We learned about Alfred Wegner who first discovered this theory and learned about his life in this short video below, check it out!

Conservation Poster Contest

DUE OCT 5th!

Click picture for rules

Math

This week in math we took a step back to review division and multiplication. We reviewed multiple strategies for solving division problems including, the traditional algorithm, the box method and partial quotients. Stay tuned for instructional videos on each from your very on 5th grade teachers.

 

Next week, we will continue division but will focus on what to do with the remainder in division word problem. We will also begin Prime/Composite, Even and Odd.

 

 

 

Our fundraiser if going on, we need your help to reach our 20,000 goal!! Please spread the word

Check Folders Daily

Homework goes home on Wednesday and is due the following Wednesday, will be posted on blog daily.

Next week:

  • MATH: Interpreting the Remainder, Prime/Composite, Even and Odd
  • SCIENCE: Plate Tectonics, Weathering and Erosion
  • READING: Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: Henrico History

Week at Glance:

  • Monday, September 24:
    • Monday Clubs
  • Tuesday, September 25: 
    • 5.7 A Card Quiz
  • Wednesday, September 26: 
    • Math and Reading Homework is Due
    • 5.4 Problem Solving Math Quiz

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Happy Friday!

Hoping that everyone and their family has a safe weekend during this hurricane weather. Here is the latest news from our second week of school.

Science

In science this week we reviewed some 4th grade material on 4.9 Natural Resources and Watersheds. We discovered our local watersheds by inserting our zip code into a watershed address  locator. We discovered that we are really close to streams and creeks like North Run and Hungary Creek and larger bodies of water, like the James River and the Chesapeake Bay.

We learned how all the local bodies of water are connected to create the Chesapeake bay watershed. We discovered through a simulation lab how pollution can easily be carried from one boy of water to another through a water shed. Check out the pictures below:

 

 

We also had a visit from Ms. Durham, a education specialist from Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District. She did a water testing lab using local water from North Run and introduced the Conservation Poster Contest. In the lab, students were able to test the turbidity, PH and the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water. She went on to discuss watersheds and how pollution can be expanded through movement in a watershed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conservation Poster Contest

DUE OCT 5th!

Click picture for rules

Math

This week in math we began our unit on problem solving. We created story problems and used UPS Check a problem solving strategy to help us figure out what the problem was asking, and what step we need to follow to solve the problem. 

Check folders daily

Homework goes home on Wednesday and is due the following Wednesday.

Please return letter to student and other forms from Back to School Night!

Next week:

  • MATH: Computation
  • SCIENCE: Earth’s Layers
  • READING: Plot and Conflict
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: Henrico History

Week at Glance:

  • Monday, September 17:
    • Tigers Lead
  • Tuesday, September 18: 
    • Brown Reading MAPs Testing, Reed Math MAPs Testing
  • Wednesday, September 19: 
    • Half Day STEAM Day
    • Homework goes home
  • Thursday, September 20: 
    • Brown Math MAPs Testing, Reed Reading MAPs Testing
  • Saturday, September 22: 
    • PTO Yard Sale

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First Week of School

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