Nov. 5-9

Monday:

Today Lincoln’s Current Events project was shared in the late afternoon. It was about North Carolina and how the State Fair was delayed. Otherwise it was a normal Monday for us.

Tuesday:

Today was a teacher work day. Today would have been the first day of the second nine weeks, but students were off of school.

Wednesday:

Today was the first day of the second nine weeks. Otherwise, Wednesday went pretty normally, with our normal classes and nothing abnormal on the schedule.

Thursday:

On Thursday we went about a normal day. Dylan and I (Weston) shared our Social Studies projects.

Friday:

On Friday Sean and Kaia shared their Social Studies projects, and we went about a normal day.

 

This week’s blog post written by Weston.

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Oct. 29 – Nov. 2

On Monday, we did our quilts in art.  On Tuesday, we did gymnastics in PE and had a test in social studies.  On Wednesday it was Halloween so we watched Charlie Brown.  On Thursday, we did family life and did gymnastics.  On Friday, we had a gator rally and watched the prank video.

This week’s blog post written by Lincoln.

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October 22 – 26

This week Will shared his current event project.  He did it on Hurricane Michael.  On Tuesday, we had a social studies test.  On Thursday we had a field trip at Nauticus and there was a battleship there.  On Friday we had two quizzes, one was on rounding decimals and the other was word trek.  We have a social studies project due today, Friday.  We also have literature circles today.

This week’s blog post written by Timothy.

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October 15 – 19

This week in school we had our first literature circle on Wednesday, it was lots of fun!  On Tuesday we finished up our math rotations.  We also had picture day.  On Thursday, we finished our Vokis in social studies.  Great job everybody on your Voki.  They all looked amazing.

Get ready for the fun field trip to Nauticus next Thursday.  Also Madeline and William’s birthdays were this week so make sure to wish them a happy birthday if you haven’t already!

This week’s blog post written by Sean.

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October 8 – 12

We started this week on Tuesday because Monday was Columbus Day!  When we came back on Tuesday we got right back on track in science with a test about types of rocks and layers of the Earth.  Wednesday was walk to school day!  Then on Thursday we did a lot, we started order of operations, we set our goal for Pennies for Pasta which was $800 and Anna shared her state project on Alabama.  On Friday we had no school due to tropical storm Michael.  So we had a three day school week.  Reminders: Monday math test and Tuesday picture day

This week’s blog post written by Jason.

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Pennies for Pasta

Our goal this year is $12,000.  The blue flyer that came home outlines all of the prizes and details.

  • Students who register for an online fundraising page will earn a squad tattoo
  • Students who collect $5 in the coin box  will earn a power ring
  • Students who raise $10 on their online page will get a hero band
  • Students who raise $25 on their online page will get a super sidekick key chain
  • Students who raise $50 on their online page will get a hero squad tee
  • Students who raise $100 on their online page will become part of the hero squad champions and receive their own mini champ

Here is our school fundraising website https://events.lls.org/pages/va/GaytonElementarySchool-2019

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IB Open House

The IB open house at Moody MS on October 16th 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!

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October 1-5

This week in math we learned about integers, exponents (powers), and absolute value. We also had our math MAPS test this week. We have glued in pages in our math notebooks about these things and we have worked on them in class. Also in science we learned about the rock cycle and our project on the layers of the Earth was due on Friday. In reading we learned some of the roles in the literature circles and we worked on them in class. We also had our family picnic on Thursday.

This week’s blog post written by Maya.

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September 24 – 28

This week was a fun week!  We had all sorts of cool stuff, for example, the Young Scientists Workshop.

However, one of the activities was not fun.  We had our NWEA Reading Map on Tuesday.  Although it took some of us a long time, we were pretty happy with our scores at the end.  It was also pretty comfortable to exercise after being stuck in our chairs for nearly three hours.

On Wednesday, we had the Young Scientists Workshop.  It was SUPER interesting.  We had Mr. Young teach us the Scientific Method, then do some experiments.  They were: Huff and Puff, Traveling Water, The Light Japanese Yen, and The Glue and Borax paper.  What will happen?  It falls on the floor.  Traveling water was when you have two cups, on with water with food coloring.  What will happen when you dump the water over the yarn?  It “travels” to the other cup  The Light Japanese Yen was when you put it in water, will it float?  The answer is yes.  Finally, the Glue and Borax is when you put borax onto glue, what will happen?  It will turn into Silly Putty.  Pretty weird stuff, right?

In science class on Thursday, we did a plate tectonics lab with graham crackers.  We made divergent, convergent, and transform boundaries.  We all liked it, and we had an awesome time in science class.  It was also pretty funny that in real life this might be treacherous, but here it is yummy.

Reminders:

Oct 1 – Science Test

Oct 2 – NWEA Math Map

Oct 5 – Earth Layers project due

This week’s blog post written by Tony.

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September 17 – 21

This week September 17- 21 we did lots of fun things! First of all Tony and Wilson celebrated their birthdays on Tuesday. We also learned about commas, apostrophes, and capitalization we had a worksheet to go with it. On Wednesday it was a half-day. When we switched to Mrs. Lucas’s for science on Thursday we did an Earth’s Layer worksheet. We glued it in our science notebook and colored it. Also we did word problems in math. We got word problems and tried to solve them. (they were about what to do with remainders). On Friday we had a word problem math quiz. We also celebrated Maggie’s birthday on Friday!!  Don’t forget to do your science project and your current events (for some of you). We had a great week!

This week’s blog post written by Maggie.

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