Wk of 3/9

Happy Friday everyone!

As I know this is a unique situation that we are in currently, I’m sure you all have a lot of questions and concerns over this extended school closing. Please know that Henrico County Public Schools is making decisions for the safety of our faculty, students, and families. We appreciate all of your support during this difficult time!

Students will come home today with a Distance Learning packet. All directions and resources for these activities are provided in the packet as well as online.

I hope that you all have a safe and enjoyable two weeks and I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Mrs. Fletcher

Please check out these Henrico County resource links:

Click here to view more information and the Student Distance Learning Packet

Click here to access the Performance Task Introduction

 

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Wk of 3/2

This week was short but very sweet.  We started the week with a student holiday on Tuesday, and then came back together for a strong finish.  This week was Dr. Seuss week, and we all had so much fun with the themes each day.  We also enjoyed reading a different Dr. Seuss book as a school (over the announcements) each day.  We finished the week with a dress to impress day, which also happened to be class picture day!  What a fun week!

Journalist’s Corner:

Happy first week of March, Everybody! Since we had Tuesday off because of voting, we basically had a 4 day week! And this week, we’re learning about different types of triangles in math, Cause and effect in reading, Functional text in writing, and Matter in science.”

What else did we work on this week?

Science: Atoms

Math: Triangles

Reading: Cause and Effect (Continued)

Writing: Creating and Using Functional Text (Continued)

Social Studies: Midwest Region of the US (Continued)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wk of 2/24

This week we explored angles by getting outside and looking for different types of angles in nature.  Then, we used what we learned to create an angle “course” for our fun robots (called Ozobots).  It was a blast.  We also had fun with chemistry and atoms and learned about cause and effect in text.  Whew!  What a fun week!  Check out the photos below.

Journalist’s Corner:

This was a pretty good week. We’re learning about cause and effect in Reading, functional text in Writing, Matter in Science, and Types of angles in Math.”

What else did we work on this week?

Science: Atoms

Math: Angles

Reading: Cause and Effect (Continued)

Writing: Creating and Using Functional Text

Social Studies: North East Region of the US (Continued)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Important note: Students do not have school on Tuesday, March 3rd.

From around the classroom:

Wk of 2/17

We kicked off this awesome week with a super fun STEAM day on Monday.  It turns out that there was a major break-in at the local museum, and many of the featured exhibits were stolen or destroyed!  Students were challenged to create museum exhibits to replace the ones that were lost.  The catch was that had to be of museum quality, meaning that they were informative, accurate, and interactive.  Teams used Scratch (a computer coding program) to code circuit boards that they embedded into their projects.  When museum goers pressed on different buttons, they learned all about the project.  Check out the photos of the amazing projects below!

A HUGE Thank You to Ms. White for volunteering in our classroom this week.  Everyone enjoyed working on their affixes of the week with her!

What else did we work on this week?

Science: 3 states of matter

Math: Variables (Continued)

Reading: Cause and Effect (One of the Organizational Patterns of Text)

Social Studies: North East Region of the US (Continued)

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

STEAM Day:

wk of 2/10

We kicked off this awesome week with our classroom awards for a job well done in the 2nd quarter.  Every student earned an award this quarter, and I am so proud of their work!  We continued the celebration on Wednesday with our quarterly market day.  Students enjoyed spending the money they worked hard to earn and some even made a profit with their sales!  Amazing! Then on Friday, we had a blast with PAW achievement, where students were able to select one of four activities to celebrate their hard work last quarter.  Lastly, we wrapped the week up with a Valentine’s Day Celebration.  Everyone had a blast!

A HUGE Thank You to all the families that sent in supplies, food, and/or drinks for our Valentine’s Day party.  We had so many treats for the students to enjoy, and everyone had a great time!

We are looking forward to our half day STEAM day on Monday.

What did we work on this week?

Science: Force and Motion

Math: Variables

Reading: Attributes of Media

Social Studies: North East Region of the US

Journalist’s Corner

“This was a pretty good week! We’re still learning about media messages in reading, force and motion in science, and we are also learning patterns in tables in Math. We also did a lot of things on the 14th! We had paw achievement and our Valentine’s Day party! Have a peachy Valentine’s Day, Everyone! :)”

Have a wonderful weekend!

Check out our week:

Market Day

Wk of 2/3

This week we finished up our mid-year benchmark testing and started new units of study in math, social studies, and reading, and science. We are already zooming along in the 3rd quarter!

We are looking forward to our classroom awards on Monday( 2/10) from 7:45-8am.  Families are encouraged and welcome to attend to congratulate everyone on a job well done in the second quarter.

Market Day is coming up on Wednesday (2/12).  Students are encouraged to create a good or service to sell.  Note: Students must participate in the sales in order to make purchases.

We are looking forward to our Valentine’s Day party on Friday (2/14).  Click here to sign up to send in treats: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094AA4A623A2FA7-valentines

Notes: If you were unable to meet with me during family conference night and would like to schedule a time, please let me know.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Important Dates:

2/10 Classroom Awards (7:45-8)

2/12 Market Day

2/14 Valentine’s Day Party

2/17: Student half day (and STEAM)

What did we work on this week?

Science: Force and Motion

Math: Numeric Patterns

Reading: Media Messages

Writing: Crediting Research Sources

Wk of 1/27

This week was all about showing off our learning. On Wednesday, we took our final reading benchmark exam and on Friday, we took our science exam. I am so proud of everyone’s hard work and achievement! We also talked about our goals for the second quarter and reflected on our progress. We are creating fun videos to share with you at our upcoming family conferences (February 6th). If you have not yet signed up for your conference time, you can do so at this link: https://forms.gle/gnwmCDMGZ7UXPGKU7

We are so proud of DaVeigh, Destiney, and Krystal for their work in the Dig Deeper Poster Competition.  DaVeigh and Destiney received a participation award and Krystal was selected as a finalist in this county-wide competition.  Congratulations on a job very well done! Check out their photos below!

We are looking forward to our math benchmark exam on Thursday and Friday (2/6-2/7) of next week.

Have a wonderful weekend!

What did we work on this week?

Science: Review

Math: Review

Reading: Opinions vs. Facts

Writing: Crediting Research Sources

Important Dates:

2/6: Family Conferences

Poster Competition Winners:

Wk of 1/20

We had a wonderful week of learning and leadership this week.  We continued our benchmark review in math and science.  We also enjoyed a wonderful presentation from Dot Kelly, who is serving as Miss Virginia (check out the photo below).  She shared about her experience as a leader and how we can show our leadership here in our community.

We are looking forward to finishing our reading benchmark next week on Wednesday (1/29).

Have a wonderful weekend!

What did we work on this week?

Science: Scientific Method

Math: Mean, Median, Mode, Range

Reading: Recognizing non-fiction organizational patterns.

Writing: Using Commas

Social Studies: Southeast states and capitals

Important Dates:

Monday Jan 27th: No School-Enjoy!

Miss Virginia:

Wk of 1/13

This week the students got a chance to put their social studies knowledge to the test with a mystery location activity.  First, we developed 20 questions that would help us determine a mystery location.  Then, we did a video chat with another fifth grade class that we got to ask our 20 questions.  Using what we learned, we were able to determine that they were within 50 miles of NYC.  They guessed that we were in Virginia!  It was so much fun!  Check out the video conference picture below.

We are also getting ready for our benchmark tests that start next week.  We have been working really hard in class to review, and on Friday we had an awesome pep rally to get ready.  Check out the drummers below.

Change: The reading benchmark test was changed to Wednesday and the following Wednesday (1/22 and 1/29).  The other dates will remain the same.

Have a wonderful weekend!

What did we work on this week?

Science: Scientific Method

Math: Mean, Median, Mode, Range

Reading: Recognizing non-fiction organizational patterns.

Writing: Adjectives and Adverbs

Social Studies: Southeast states and capitals

Important Dates:

Monday Jan 20th: No School-Enjoy Martin Luther King Jr Day!

Wk of 1/6

Welcome back!  It was so good to see everyone again this week and hear about your awesome holidays!  We started the year off strong with lots of learning and really cool investigations!  Our class has also gotten really into the Jeopardy Greatest of all Time Championship Competition, so it has been fun to discuss the highlights at morning meeting.

One of our classmates chose to create their cell model project using 3D printing and Tinkercad.  This week we were so excited to welcome Mr. C into our classroom to demonstrate how to print the Tinkercad project and to learn more about different projects we could do with a 3D printer.  We also want to thank Ms. Capano for coordinating this activity.  Check out the photos below!

A huge thanks to Vogue Flower Market on North Boulevard for donating a huge bouquet of lilies (enough for the whole grade level!) so that we could investigate the different parts of the flower.  We had a great time taking them apart and really exploring the parts we were learning about.

What did we work on this week?

Science: Flowers

Math: Probability

Reading: Recognizing non-fiction organizational patterns.

Writing: Adjectives and Adverbs

Social Studies: Southeast states and capitals

Important Dates:

Monday Jan 20th: No School-Enjoy Martin Luther King Jr Day!

Some photos to enjoy:

Exploring 3D Printing

Investigating Plants