During the week we will be learning a variety of subjects. We will be learning about ratios in math. In social studies, we learned about the states of the southeast region and their capitals. In reading, we are learning about points of view. Those are third-person objective, limited, omniscient, second, and first-person. We will have a quiz on Thursday for points of view. On Monday, we took a quick two hour trip to Pocahontas. We learned what would be our school class choices, as well as, get a tour of the school. We had Young Scientists come and teach about cells. Our scientist was Mr. Young. We all met Ms. Fitzpatrick on Wednesday. We have three quizzes on Friday which include a quiz on the story The Competition. We will have our Southeast states test and our weekly word trek quiz as well.
This week’s blog post written by Eli.
This week in social studies we are learning about the Southeast region and the states, in it, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, and Louisiana. In reading, we are learning about folktales. We learned that there are five main types of folktales. They are myths, legends, tall tales, fables and of course fairy tales. We learned all of the defining characteristics of each type of folktale. In math this week we are learning how to predict the future?! Not exactly, we’re learning about probability. The odds of something happening or possible outcomes. We learned about the fundamental counting principle and about tree diagrams and sample spaces. We also did a lot of fun activities this week. We watched a movie about Ruby Bridges. She was so brave! We also watched different examples of folktales. The class favorite was Yen Shin, a Chinese version of Cinderella.
This week’s blog post written by Gaby!
As we head into the last school week of 2019, we started the week off with Kirsten’s current event project on New York. This week in math has been a review of several topics we’ve learned. On Tuesday we finished our novel study books. Students were reading True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle or Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM. Wednesday we had our literature circle groups and oceanography tests. On Thursday we had our novel study test and plot diagram were due. This week we have been working on our “Better Future Fund” essays on how we can better our community by going to college – one lucky student could win a scholarship! Friday we had our Jingle Bell Run. Our last one was a good one. We also had our holiday party. We made crafts and had a snowball fight with Mr. Ball’s class (we won)! I hope you had a happy holiday and an even better new year.
This week’s blog post written by Brecken.
This week we have learned about mean, median, and mode. We watched a video about frogs (or toads) you may call it then Mrs. Conway taught us that there are easy ways to remember them that is median sound like the middle, mode sounds like most, and then you would figure out what the mean is. If you are wondering yes we actually watched a video with talking frogs or toads. We have been learning about the ocean I know what you’re thinking – it’s just a wide space of blue. Well, there is a lot more to that than just a blue space. During the lessons Mrs. Conway let us watch Tim and Moby and we wrote lots of notes and we have been working on our science notebooks. Which is when we draw pictures and definitions on something ocean-related. We learned about the zones of the ocean and yeah there are zones in the ocean. Mrs. Conway first gave us a diagram to draw and you’d be surprised there is a lot of stuff in the ocean no one knows about. Fun fact the sunlight zone has 90% of the ocean animals. I hope you enjoyed reading the class blog today, come back next time.
This week’s blog post written by Lucy.
Welcome back from Thanksgiving break! In math, we prepared for our Friday math quiz on graphs. We also received an extra credit packet. We have started line plots and stem and leaf graphs. Or class also began a novel study this week. Students are either reading True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle or Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM. We will have a class literature circle on Friday. In science, the class is learning about oceans. The extra credit packet is due on December 16th. Remember that Monday the 9th is a half day. Have a great weekend.
This week’s blog post written by, blog editor, Braden.
On Monday, Ellie presented her current event on South Carolina. On Wednesday, our class started a math variable puzzle. What you have to do in it is try to find the right number to equal the variable. Finally, in library we watched Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving and he said one of our word trek words this week. Also, there are two tests on Friday – Rocks and word trek.
This week’s blog post written by Avi.
On Monday, we did an assignment where you wrote or circled the answer you thought was right about yourself like if you thought you were chatty or quiet. Also on Monday we were given rocks and had to identify it and if it was an igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic rock. We also used a dichotomous key to find the exact kind of rock. On Thursday we went on a field trip to the Nauticus Museum. We toured the USS Wisconsin battleship there.
This week’s blog post was written by Korel.
Last week we did a lot of fun activities such as our earthquake jello experiment! Oliver and Emma were the winners for the strongest house. We also did a tectonic plate lab which was educational and tasty! And lastly, we had Young Scientist where we learned about plate tectonics and fossils. Also on November 7 is the Nauticus field trip!
This week’s blog post written by Jacob.
We’ve been asked to share the following with our students:
Dear Gator Students & Families,
The first graders have recently completed our communities unit. The students learned about and participated in a variety of outreach service projects to show how we can be a driving force in our communities. Now we challenge YOU! For the month of November, we will be doing a “Gators Give Back” campaign. Each grade level is tasked with bringing in a different item to help support our sister school, Montrose! Please help the first graders in giving back to our local Henrico community! Thanks for your generosity and support!
The First Grade Teachers
This week in Mrs. Conway’s class we are learning about Henrico and its past, present, and future. We learned about it on Schoology and some videos. The test on it was on Wednesday. In art this week we are making sugar skulls on paper. It started in Mexico where they make edible sugar skulls to honor their relatives that have passed away. This holiday is called the Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos. We also learned about the Romanovs. The Romanovs were the family that ruled Russia but suffered a tragic ending. We are going to Nauticus in the next few weeks and have Young Scientist lessons starting soon.
This week’s blog post written by, blog editor, Grady.