Conference Link Live!!

You are invited to sign up for Mr. Seccia’s Parent/Teacher Conferences.

DATE: February 4. From 3 – 6 PM
PLACE: Room F-30.

To pick a time slot, enter this link in your internet browser:
www.ptcfast.com/reg1

At that link, you will be asked for your Entry Code, where you should
enter Z8N152857

If you do not have internet access, please send me a note with requested times by the end of the week. I will send you back a confirmation or a note with alternate times if your requested time is filled.

6th Grade Planning Guide

Middle school is just around the corner, and Henrico has made their course planning guide for grades 6-12 available online.  The link to this PDF is http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/Pdf/Instruction/PG2014-2015.pdf

Although we are expecting all students to have access to a printed copy, it is important to have access to this document throughout the process of selecting classes, electives and assuring proper completion of course requirements. KEEP THIS LINK HANDY and print another copy of this booklet for safekeeping if possible.Planning Guide

5th Grade Keeps the Beat on Pinchbeck Street!

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Welcome to a brand new year at Pinchbeck Elementary School, the greatest school on Earth (and most other planets if I were to guess!)

A quick reminder that school begins at 7:20 AM, and ends at 2:15.  Each and every moment will be filled with exciting things to do, so I encourage everyone to set an extra alarm and be sure to get here on time!  We will begin every day with a class meeting and self-check-in via Class Dojo.  More information will be forthcoming here on the blog.  This is also a great resource when keeping up with important dates, units we are working on, and homework you may have missed or misplaced (hopefully not!)

I welcome any and all communication with students and parents, and I encourage any questions or comments to be posted here.  If I can answer by writing back, I will.  If I can’t, I PROMISE to contact you as soon as I can, either on the phone, or at school.  Never feel that any question or concern is too small.  Together, we will make 5th grade the best year ever, and continue to KEEP THE BEAT ON PINCHBECK STREET!

Again, welcome, and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you next week!

Mr. Marc Seccia

Just a reminder – Cicadas are coming!!

Great Poster about the Cicadas!!

Here is a poster that reminds everyone that Cicadas are harmless!!  Please pass the word that these fascinating insects, while kind of ugly with their red eyes and loud noises, are harmless!  We should be excited that they are making a once in a 17 year appearance!!

Bee Warned – Bees Are Disappearing!!

http://nyti.ms/11UImNY

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/science/earth/soaring-bee-deaths-in-2012-sound-alarm-on-malady.html?smid=pl-share

Here is a link to an important article and video about the disappearance of bee hives that has caused a major problem for farmers who need them to pollinate their crops. Could bees actually become extinct?

Pinchbeck TEACHERS Got Talent!!

Talent Show – FINAL from Amy Holzbach on Vimeo.

Here is the link to the Talent Show video! What an AWESOME display of talent that the Pinchbeck teachers have!!

Meteors and Asteroids! Oh My!!

What a day for science! We had a meteor streak across the sky in Russia, causing a compressional sound wave that blew out windows. Luckily, no one was seriously hurt. On the same day, an Asteroid was inching as close as 27,000 kilometers from Earth. That’s a pretty close call by most standards!

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Here is the link to the meteor story!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/15/world/europe/russia-meteor-shower/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Here is the link to the Asteroid information and a video discussion with Bill Nye the Science Guy!

Bill Nye discusses Earth’s close call with asteroid.

Book Fair Pep Rally

All Star Book Fair from Ryan Stein on Vimeo.

Order of Operations Rap/Shuffle

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Check out this fun way to remember the order of operations!!

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New monkey discovered – CNN.com

New monkey discovered – CNN.com.

Read about how new species of animals are being discovered even today!!

The Lesula, or Cercopithecus lomamiensis, is the first new species of monkey found in 28 years.