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  • Week of May 10-14:

    News/Important Dates this week:

    • Wednesday, 5/12 - Teacher Workday (NO school for students!)
    • Friday, 5/14 - Registration cards due back for Northwoods Park Middle School

    **If a student is absent for any reason, please check the "ABSENT" folder on Teams so that assignments can be completed on time!

    Science topics and information for the week:

    • Students will be able to work on the review Quizizz assignments for the following topics as we discuss them in class.
      • Monday and Tuesday - We will be reviewing Force and Motion and speed calculations.
      • Thursday - We will review Heat Transfer.
      • Friday - We will review Chemical and Physical Changes and Law of Conservation of Mass

    Dates to Remember:

    • Thursday, May 20 - Science EOG
    • Tuesday, May 25 - Reading EOG
    • Thursday, May 27 - Math EOG
    • Thursday, May 27 - Drive-Thru Graduation from 6-7pm
    • Friday, May 28 - Last day of school!

     

    Week of May 3-7:

    News/Important Dates this week:

    • Monday, 5/3 - Study Guides sent home
    • Wednesday, 5/5 - Ecosystems TEST
    • Friday, 5/7 - 5th Grade Market Day

    **If a student is absent for any reason, please check the "ABSENT" folder on Teams so that assignments can be completed on time!

    Science topics and information for the week:

    • This week we will have our final unit test of the school year.  After the test on Wednesday, we will move into EOG review!

    Dates to Remember:

    • Wednesday, May 12 - Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL for students)
    • Friday, May 14 - 5th Grade Luau Celebration
    • Thursday, May 20 - Science EOG
    • Tuesday, May 25 - Reading EOG
    • Thursday, May 27 - Math EOG
    • Thursday, May 27 - Drive-Thru Graduation from 6-7pm
    • Friday, May 28 - Last day of school!

     

    Week of April 26-30:

    News/Important Dates this week:

    • Monday, 4/26 - Study Guides sent home
    • Wednesday, 4/28 - Ecosystems TEST

    **If a student is absent for any reason, please check the "ABSENT" folder on Teams so that assignments can be completed on time and so that your student does not fall behind with note-taking!

    Science topics and information for the week:

    • At this point, we have covered terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.  Students will be tested on Wednesday (after reviewing on Monday and Tuesday).
    • On Thursday, we will move into the second part of our Ecosystems unit on food chains, food webs, and interdependence within ecosystems.

    Dates to Remember:

    • Wednesday, May 12 - Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL for students)
    • Thursday, May 20 - Science EOG
    • Tuesday, May 25 - Reading EOG
    • Thursday, May 27 - Math EOG
    • Thursday, May 27 - Drive-Thru Graduation from 6-7pm
    • Friday, May 28 - Last day of school!

     

    Week of April 19-23:

    News/Important Dates this week:

    • Monday, 4/19 - Types of Forests Quiz
    • Wednesday, 4/21 - Teacher Workday (No in-person OR virtual school for students)
    • Friday, 4/23 - FUN RUN (Last day of fundraiser), Interim Reports sent home

    **If a student is absent for any reason, please check the "ABSENT" folder on Teams so that assignments can be completed on time and so that your student does not fall behind with note-taking!

    Science topics and information for the week:

    • This week, we are continuing our study of Ecosystems.
    • On Monday, students will be quizzed on the 3 types of forests we have learned about (temperate deciduous, coniferous, and rainforests).  We will then wrap up our study of terrestrial ecosystems so we can look at the aquatic ecosystems during the second half of this week.

    Dates to Remember:

    • Wednesday, May 12 - Teacher Work Day
    • Thursday, May 20 - Science EOG
    • Tuesday, May 25 - Reading EOG
    • Thursday, May 27 - Math EOG
    • Friday, May 28 - Last day of school!

     

    Week of April 12-16:

    News/Important Dates this week:

    • Monday, 4/12 - Wear red, white, and blue
    • Tuesday, 4/13 - Life Science NC Check-In at 10:00am, wear camo
    • Wednesday, 4/14 - Sparkle and shine (wear sequin/rhinestone/shiny clothes)
    • Thursday, 4/15 - Bring a picture of your patriotic pet, Fundraiser kick-off
    • Friday, 4/16 - Wear PURPLE, Behavior Incentive

    **If a student is absent for any reason, please check the "ABSENT" folder on Teams so that assignments can be completed on time and so that your student does not fall behind with note-taking!

    Science topics and information for the week:

    • On Monday, we will spend our class period having a "crash course" on interdependence within ecosystems.
    • On Tuesday, students will take the Life Science NC Check-In.  This is a standardized test for the state of North Carolina.  Students should come to school well-rested and ready to try their best.  Topics on this test include genetics, cells and body systems, and ecosystems.
    • On Wednesday, we will begin our thorough study of ecosystems which will continue for a few weeks.

    Dates to Remember:

    • Wednesday, April 21 - Teacher Work Day
    • Friday, April 23 - Interim Reports
    • Wednesday, May 12 - Teacher Work Day

     

    Week of April 5-9:

    News/Important Dates this week:

    • Monday, 4/5 - Teacher Workday
    • Thursday, 4/8 - Cells and Human Body TEST

    **If a student is absent for any reason, please check the "ABSENT" folder on Teams so that assignments can be completed on time and so that your student does not fall behind with note-taking!

    Science topics and information for the week:

    • Tuesday and Wednesday will be review days to prepare for a unit test on Thursday!  *Test reviews will be sent home on Tuesday to be completed for class on Wednesday.  These reviews will be collected before the test on Thursday for a quiz grade!
    • On Friday and Monday we will briefly cover some upcoming topics from our Ecosystem unit that we will begin on Wednesday, April 14th!

    Dates to Remember:

    • Tuesday, April 13 - Science NC Check-In
    • Wednesday, April 21 - Teacher Work Day
    • Friday, April 23 - Interim Reports
    • Wednesday, May 12 - Teacher Work Day

     

    Week of March 22-26:

    News/Important Dates this week:

    • Monday, 3/22 - Report Cards sent home
    • Wednesday, 3/24 - FINAL REMOTE DAY for students
    • Thursday, 3/25 - Body system quiz
    • Friday, 3/26 - Spring Break begins after school!

    **If a student is absent for any reason, please check the "ABSENT" folder on Teams so that assignments can be completed on time and so that your student does not fall behind with note-taking!

    Science topics and information for the week:

    • Student groups will present body system posters created last week while the class takes notes on the main organs and function of each system.
    • Students will learn about how various systems work together to achieve a common goal.

    Dates to Remember:

    • Students return from Spring Break on Tuesday, April 6th! *NO MORE REMOTE LEARNING DAYS!  Students will attend school on Wednesdays!
    • Thursday, April 8 - Cells and Human Body Unit TEST
    • Tuesday, April 13 - Science NC Check-In
    • Wednesday, April 21 - Teacher Work Day
    • Wednesday, May 12 - Teacher Work Day

     

    Week of March 15-19:

    News/Important Dates this week:

    • Monday, 3/15 - End of the 3rd quarter (*Please note: all grades are final as the grading period was completed during Ms. Laws's time with the class.  I will begin new grades with the students for the 4th quarter.)
    • Wednesday, 3/17 - REMOTE DAY for students

    **If a student is absent for any reason, please check the "ABSENT" folder on Teams so that assignments can be completed on time and so that your student does not fall behind with note-taking!

    Science topics and information for the week:

    • We will recap information on CELLS with a focus on multicellular organisms and specialized cells.
    • We will begin our study of human body systems.  We will spend a couple weeks on this topic and focus on the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and nervous systems.

    Dates to Remember:

    • *ALL Wednesdays remote through March
    • Monday, 3/22 - Report cards sent home
    • Spring Break begins after school on Friday, March 26th!  Students return on Tuesday, April 6th!

     

Welcome back to school!
  • Welcome to 5th grade! My classroom will be the place for all things SCIENCE related.  I look forward to seeing everyone in class!

    This year will have new challenges for all of us as we begin school on the "Plan B" schedule at 50% capacity.  I assure you that I will do everything in my power to keep students healthy and safe throughout the day while filling them with as much knowledge as possible!  Together we will make the most of this unusual situation!  Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

    For my class, students will need to be prepared with the following items daily:

    • composition books (1 designated specifically for science...if this fills up, students will need a back up!)
    • headphones/earbuds
    • scissors and a glue stick (not used often, but should be kept in a pencil pouch)
    • PENCILS (please have a few in your pencil pouch--mechanical pencils are permitted!)
    • colored pens or colored pencils
    • a water bottle
    • a positive attitude :)

    For our classroom, we would appreciate the following:

    • Clorox wipes
    • Hand sanitizer
    • tissues
    • Expo markers
    • Loose-leaf paper

    If you are interested in donating supplies for science experiments, please let me know so that I can contact you as needs arise! :)

    • You can start saving empty 2-liter bottles (caffeinated drinks only, with the label still attached) for us to build ROCKETS during our Force and Motion unit!!