Mrs. Gorman’s Weekly News

Week of November 20, 2017

What Are we Learning This Week?


This week, we are completing our Mid Module Assessment. The students have been learning different strategies to multiply up tp 4-digit by 1-digit numbers. They have learned about using the area model, partial products, and the standard algorithm. After Thanksgiving break, we will move into division.

The students will receive a regular homework sheet to complete over Thanksgiving break and it will be due when we return to school on Monday.


In science, we are beginning to learn about Energy. We will begin with learning about a few basic forms of energy, such as sound, light, heat, and electrical energy. We will also discuss the difference between potential and kinetic energy.

Over Thanksgiving break, please ensure that scholars are completing their PENDA lessons and working on their science projects. The due date for science fair projects has been extended to December 20. If you have any questions over the break, please contact me via e-mail.

Classroom Needs

We are in desperate need of pencils, erasers, and dry erase markers! If you are able to donate some to the classroom so that our scholars have all of the materials needed, we would greatly appreciate it!

Upcoming Events

Grandparent's Day

Wednesday, Nov. 22nd, 9am-12pm

6079 Bagley Road

Jacksonville, FL

Please join us for our annual Grandparent's Day celebration on Wednesday, December 22, 2017. This will be an early dismissal day, with scholars dismissing at noon. The cost is $5 per person. Please stop by the front office to sign up.

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break will begin at noon on Wednesday. We will return to school on Monday, November 27, 2017.

Saturday School

Saturday school is in session! Our next scheduled Saturday School will be Saturday, December 2 from 9am to 12pm.