January 25

House Keeping

Just a reminder that permission slips and payments for our fifth grade field trip to Chattanooga are due this Friday January 29th. Our wonderful book keeper will need to make all of our final reservations and payments based on the number of students, chaperons who will be participating as of Friday. I hope that you are ALL able to join us!

Chattanooga Field Trip

Family Fun and Fitness Night will be February 11th.

We will have an opportunity for parents to preview our “Health Wise” video from 4:00 – 5:00 pm on February 11th as well. The preview will be held in our classroom and give parents the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the human growth and development program those students with permission from their guardians will participate in on February 22nd and 23rd.

January 15

Science Test January 19th.

We will have a science test on Tuesday January 19th over chemical and physical changes in matter. Students have been working on study guides in class and will continue to do so over the weekend. Any student who turns in a completed study guide on Tuesday before the test will earn bonus points on their test. Below I have posted two power points that we took notes on in class that will also be a helpful review as well as our study guide…just in case.

Chemical Changes

What are physical changes in matter

Changes in matter study guide

Monday January 18th we will not be in school in observation of the tremendous contributions to The Civil Rights Movements made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 8

Happy New Year!

I hope that you all had a wonderful and restful holiday break!
Thank you to everyone who sent me such lovely gifts and cards and contributed to my generous gift card!
I got some very creative photo’s from students who took advantage of the extra credit opportunity in science by making “play doh” at home out of the kits I gave students for Christmas. Please take a look at a few of the projects below.

Play Doh

Play Doh 2

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Recently in science we have been learning about matter and chemical and physical reactions. We have had fun doing experiments to help us learn in a hands on way the differences in these changes. Next week we have fun studying for our assessment (Tuesday, January 19) by playing games in class. Our next unit of study in science will be ELECTRICITY!

We continue to strengthen our reading comprehension skills through novel studies. Students meet weekly with their group to discuss characters, vocabulary, the plot and action in their novels. We have been focusing on figurative language and will be creating a set of “trading cards” to use as tool to study for the figurative language assessment on Friday, January 15. We will soon begin to study poetry.

Please also check Ms. Burney’s and Mrs. Curley’s blogs for language arts, social studies and math updates.

Don’t forget to return your field trip permission slip forms for our Holocaust Museum visit on January 28th!