Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. ~John Ruskin
That’s what we are going to find out. Together with our science coach extraordinaire, Mrs. Locke, we are conducting an experiment to see how lack of light can affect plant growth. Today we designed and constructed enclosures for our bean plants. We will monitor and measure their growth and compare it to the growth of our control plant. Use this link to see photos of us as scientists and engineers.
What a wonderful start to the school year! I am truly enjoying getting to know each of the students. They are working hard, taking responsibility for their own learning, and practicing being kind to each other. I know that the switch to Eureka Math has been challenging for some as the format and routines are different from other math programs. I have attached a homework support packet here. I hope that it’s helpful!
Please use the link below to view this year’s school calendar. As dates for conferences, PARCC testing, and other important events become available I will post them here.
October 24-28 – Mrs. Fournier’s class to the seashore
October 25 & 27 – 1/2 day~Parent teacher conferences
November 8 – No school ~ Teacher Professional Day
November 11 – No School ~ Veteran’s Day
November 23-25 – No School ~ Thanksgiving break
December 8 – 5th grade concert
December 23 – January 3 – No School ~ Winter break
January 9-13 – Mrs. Somes’ class to the seashore
Welcome! We have an exciting year ahead of us. This year you will be part of a team. Mrs. Somes and I work together. She teaches social studies and ela (english language arts), while I teach math and science. This year we have a late lunch (1:05pm), so please bring a hearty, healthy snack and a water bottle every day! Your brain and body need energy in order for you to do your best. A highlight of your year will be our trip to Truro, but we have many other exciting classroom activities planned as well.
Massachusetts has joined with many other states to create the Common Core curriculum. Our instruction and assessments are based on these new curriculum standards. Click here to see an overview of the math standards. You can access the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website by selecting this link.
Check out the “At the Seashore” links and the “Truro Tales” page to watch videos, read our class newsletter, and find out everything you need to know about our trip to Truro!
Need help with homework? Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Please check out the list of student safe websites in the blogroll, Science Links and Math Links!
Struggling with math skills? Try Khan Academy! This site provides tutorials and opportunities to practice a wide variety of math skills. It’s like having a private tutor on your computer!