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Week 29

This week you will take the reading benchmark, on Tuesday and Wednesday (March28th and 29th).  On Friday, we will practice taking the Reading CAT test (which is a new format for the reading SOL test for this school year). In … Continue reading

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Week 28

This week you will take the third nine weeks’ math benchmark, on Thursday, March 23, 2017.  The SOLs that will be included on this benchmark are as follows:  SOL 5.5 decimal addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, SOL 5.7 Order of … Continue reading

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Week 27

This week we will begin the social studies PBA.  You will be learning about the Louisiana Purchase and will write an editorial (letter to the editor of a newspaper) stating why (three reasons) you think the Purchase was a good … Continue reading

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Week 26

This will be a busy week, however, you will NOT have any homework in ANY subject!  The Iditarod was delayed and will begin tomorrow!  I have chosen four mushers for us to follow and you will vote in Google Classroom … Continue reading

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Week 25!

Check out the picture (above) of Oakland’s Battle of the Books participants!  They did an awesome job of tackling the comprehension questions for ten books and came in second in their round!  Way to go Braves! Remember!  Bill of Rights … Continue reading

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Week 24

We will start our week off by completing the MAP reading assessment, since we had issues the week before last with connectivity.  This should NOT take our entire day!  Remember, we have discussed using your strategies while remembering that if … Continue reading

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Week 23

This week you will be assigned a Bill of Rights project.  This project will be due on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. This at-home project will involve two test grades:  a social studies test grade for the completed product itself, as … Continue reading

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Another great plant cell project! Scroll down for week 22 information!

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Week 22!

This week in reading we will continue to learn about the Iditarod.  Monday and Tuesday I will read the book Iditarod Dream aloud and we will discuss it extensively.  After this, each student will complete one of two writing prompts … Continue reading

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Week 21!

Scroll down to see another great and creative Plant Cell Project! What type of figurative language is this? “Look at me!” the plant cell projects called to the students as they walked in the back door of the building. 2 … Continue reading

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Week 21 – Sharing another Plant Cell Project Picture

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Plant Cell Projects

I must say that I am extremely impressed with the quality of work that went into your projects!  There will be photos forthcoming of fantastic, phenomenally fun, fabulous projects.  Which type of figurative language is the previous sentence?

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Week 20

Your second nine weeks’ reading benchmark, is tomorrow, Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th.  We will also have the Writing benchmark (10 questions) on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  Please be sure to come to school rested (of course, you … Continue reading

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Week 19!

This week we will finish the writing PBAs (Environmentalist Packets and Visual Presentations), continue to work on the social studies’ Road to the Revolution PBA, take the second nine weeks’ math benchmark on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, review story elements … Continue reading

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Week 18 – or what will be left of it!

Since our week has drastically been reduced, we will be extremely busy working to finish the writing and social studies’ PBAs.  We will continue to review for the math benchmark, which will be rescheduled.  I will let you know which … Continue reading

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Week 17

Happy New Year!  While this will be a short first week back from break, it will be a very busy one.  In math we will finish triangles (SOL 5.12) and work on our last SOL (5.18 Variables) before next week’s … Continue reading

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Week 16

We will have two quick days before our holiday break.  On Monday we will continue with SOL 5.12 in math, and read two passages in reading. We will read about better car washes and noise pollution, and complete comprehension questions … Continue reading

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