Mrs. Gorman's Weekly News

Week of 10/2-10/6


This week, we are wrapping up our Module 1. We will take the Module 1 End of Module Assessment on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. We completed a review in class, and scholars will be allowed to use their review on the test. Please encourage them to look over it, just in case they don't understand something that we did.

Our next module will be on converting metric units to smaller units. This will be a very short module, consisting of only 6 lessons. We should be done with it and on to Module 3 by mid-October.


Last week, we completed Chapter 1. The students had a great time participating in a Kahoot! game review. They were allowed to use their notes and review on the test, and they did very well overall. I will keep the assessments for now and will send them home once I have been able to complete an analysis of the scores. Watch the video below to see how we reviewed!

This week, we will begin Chapter 4. Chapter 4 is all about the properties of matter. Students will do some explorations about matter, learn about how it can be described and categorized, and how matter can change.


Below is the video to help with this week's homework. I have discussed with students that they should not wait until the end of the week to watch the video, but rather watch it early in the week so that they have time to get help if they need it.

Upcoming Events

Jacksonville University Field Trip

October 11, 2017 We will take a tour of Jacksonville University. Students will need to either bring a lunch, or about $10 to purchase a lunch from the University Cafeteria. No chaperones are needed.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

If you did not sign up for a conference yet, please sign up via the link below. Conferences will be held with myself and Mrs. Granger.

Science Fair Topic Due

October 4, 2017 Topics are due for the science fair projects by this Wednesday. Scholars do not need to turn in anything other than the topic. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Literacy Night

October 5, 2017 Come out and see how literacy fits into ALL parts of your scholar's day, from reading and writing to math and science. We will provide an overview of what literacty is, what it looks like, and how you can encourage literacy at home.

Classroom Needs


Each scholar should have a pair of headphones to use in class. These can be small earbuds. They will keep them in their backpack. This will be very helpful to students when doing work on the iPad or computer. Please see me if you have any questions.