Thursday, September 29, 2016

Welcome to Open House

Welcome to Open House, I hope you enjoy seeing your children's new Middle School landscape.  We've been incredibly busy here in the fifth grade!  I am so impressed with your children's enthusiasm and commitment to making the most of their learning time.  Please enjoy your evening, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Click below to watch a brief introductory video.

Open House Welcome

Monday, September 26, 2016

Today we talked about the importance of having a Growth Mindset.  Students tackled a paper folding challenge and reflected on their attitudes throughout.

This week, in science, we'll begin recording our science experiments using a scientific method template.  We also will study our results by sharing them in a google form.

Check out a song about variables.  Students will be responsible for knowing the difference between a controlled variable, a dependent variable, and an independent variable.

The Variables Song

Monday, September 12, 2016

Readers' Workshop

Here are some of the ways we are working up to robust conversations about books.  From here on out, students will be expected to read a minimum of 20 minutes nightly (I encourage even more).
Today we began our Language Arts Mentor Text: Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Great first week!
Here is a copy of our typical schedule:

Period 1:   7:55-8:41     Science

Period 2:   8:44-9:25    Social Studies
Period 2.5  9:25-9:38   Snack

Period 3:   9:38-10:18  World Language/
                            Idea Lab

Period 4: 10:21-11:07   Math  

Period 5: 11:10-11:35   Recess

Period 6: 11:39-12:04   Lunch

Period 7: 12:04-12:49   Allied Art

Period 8: 12:52-1:38     Language Arts

Period 9: 1:41-2:27      W.I.N/Chorus