Collins & Co. Room 204

Week Twenty-Five (March 2-6)


We made it through our first week of PARCC testing. The students were patient with our technical difficulties, and soon became experts in the process. Taking five tests in three days is not an easy feat, and they should be proud of doing their best. We took some stretch and brain breaks during testing. We also celebrated by playing silent ball, heads up seven up, and hangman.

On Wednesday afternoon, we were able to go over to NBJH to watch the dress rehearsal of Aladdin Jr. The performance was fantastic and the 5th graders enjoyed getting to watch the show!

Next week we will back to our normal schedule, including spelling, vocabulary, and a new math chapter!

Thanks for your continued support and help at home.

Ms. Collins and Mrs. Cucco


This week we did some practice PARCC type questions before they took their two assessments. Students were really encouraged to show their work while solving problems. This allowed them to be able to easily type in the answers, since the problem was already solved on scratch paper.

We also played math games, solved logic puzzles, and watched some brain pop videos.

Next week will go back to our Math in Focus program. The students will begin learning about graphs and probability (Chapter 11).

Think Central- Math in Focus Link

Here you can find the virtual text book, workbook pages, and online tutorials. The log in information is on the first page of your students assignment notebook. Find more information on our classroom website by clicking the "Math in Focus" link.

Math Interventionists Webpage for Helpful Links

This website was created as a resource for you at home to go to look for ideas to help your students.

Homework Webpage

If you were out, forgot to write something down, or wanted to double check- here is the link to our Homework Webpage.

Ask your Student about:

  • PARCC Testing
  • Bart Reynolds
  • The end of The Runaway King!
  • Science Lab hypothesis writing
  • Our KidSmarts trait- Responsibility
  • Musical rehearsals

Things to come:

  • March 8th: Daylight Savings
  • March 11th: 6:30-7:30pm Science Night
  • March 13th: Spirit Lunch