Week 25

February 25, 2018

This coming weekend Iditarod 2018 will begin and we will be tracking it in class!  Get ready to choose your musher!

Congratulations to Oakland’s Battle of the Books team!  They will be moving on to the next competition this coming Saturday, March 3, 2018!

This Friday we will have a Reading Day in honor of Read Across America Day as well as Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

Get ready for a busy and fun week in room 517!

All homework is posted above, as always.

Week 24

February 18, 2018

Report cards will be sent home on Monday, February 19, 2018.

This week we will begin a new class novel, return to reading our novels in guided reading, and work on nonfiction cause and effect/compare and contrast in reading.  Students that have not completed their Environmentalist PBA Task 2 will complete their formal writings.

In math, we will begin SOL 5.8 Area, Perimeter, and Volume.

In science, we will continue with oceans (SOL 5.6) on Monday and Tuesday, and take a quiz on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

In social studies, we learn about Westward Expansion and inventions.

There is homework in every subject other than social studies. Copies/links are posted above.


Week 23

February 11, 2018

On Monday, February 12, 2018, we will take the NWEA MAP reading diagnostic assessment.  Fortunately, this will be our last formal testing for a while.

In math this week we will finish line plots, stem and leaf plots and review mean, median, mode, and range.  On Friday, February 16, 2018, we will complete a graded assignment (test grade) on these SOLs (new 5.16 and 5.17).

This week’s language arts focus will be to complete Task II of the writing Performance Based Assessment.  Students will use their Environmentalist Packets completed in the second nine weeks to complete a writing on positive and negative impacts humans have on ecosystems.  We will go through the entire writing process to complete this task.

In science, we will work on SOL 5.6 oceans.  Mrs. Griffin will complete an activity with the students on Thursday.

There is homework posted above in all subjects other than math.

Week 22

February 4, 2018

This will be a busy week!

In math, we will begin learning about line plots, graphs, and stem and leaf plots (SOL 5.16).  On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, we will take the math NWEA MAP test.

In reading, we will work on character’s perspective or point of view as well as cause and effect.  In writing we will write from a character’s point of view and rewrite the ending to Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

In science, you will be assigned a plant cell project that will be due next Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  You can find more details (and a rubric) under This Week’s H.W. above.

In social studies, we will talk about the Articles of Confederation and the weak government they created.

Friday we will go to King’s Fork High School to see the Virginia Symphony.  We will return at approximately 12:45, and will then have lunch in the cafeteria.