We did end up finishing our Mean, Median, Mode, and Range unit in time to have the test yesterday and today. However grades weren't as good as they usually are so I will be reviewing them again next week with the students in math along with Line Plots and Stem and Leaf Plots for a retest on Wednesday. I know it's the last day before Winter Break, but I truly feel like the students would have done better on the test if it had been able to be given like originally scheduled on Monday. So, next week we will continue with finding Mean, Median, Mode, and Range using stem and leaf plots and line plots. When we return from Winter Break, we will begin looking at conversions of decimals and fractions and percents.
Chromebooks are in! I know your child has probably told you how excited they are about this new tool for us to use in class. They really enjoy being able to play Prodigy or practice typing when they come in in the morning.
If you haven't returned the winter party permission form for your child to participate in being able to eat the treat, please do so as soon as possible. They will NOT be able to eat the snack unless I have that paper back. Also, the field trip to PMS form needs to be returned as soon as possible. I have made another copy of both forms and will hand them out this afternoon to the students who still need to return them.
Mrs. Walker has updated her blog with all of the middle school transition forms on it for parents. She will print them all out and send them home in January but a few dates to keep in mind:
Wednesday, January 9th-Pocahontas field trip
Thursday January 17th- Curriculum Fair 5:30-7:00pm
Thursday January 17th and Thursday January 24th – Pocahontas VIP planning meeting at Pocahontas right after the curriculum fair.
Tuesday January 29-Friday February 8th – Parents log onto PowerSchool, review teacher selected courses, and select an elective. Please feel free to see her blog for more info.
Starting Friday, January 4th, our 5th grade students will be piloting a program titled Dancing Classrooms. It’s currently in its 25th year, and it integrates 5th grade academic instruction, promotes leadership/character development, and inspires self-confidence through dance. Over 10 weeks, students will learn the Foxtrot, Rumba, Maringa, Swing, and Tango during 45-minute lessons twice a week. This program typically costs schools $16,000, but they have raised the funds for our school to participate completely FREE of charge this year. All elementary schools in Richmond City, several in Hanover County, and some in Chesterfield County Public Schools participate, but there are none in Henrico County currently, we are excited to pilot this program for the county and hope your child will enjoy it! You can read the parent letter here.
Square One Art is coming home today for those of you who ordered it!