Homeroom Buzz

Edition date: 9/15/14

What's buzzing in Room 220

We just finished our first Virginia Studies unit and completed our first Social Studies project of the year. The students did an amazing job and you can check out a few of the projects in the Technology Showcase tab on the 5th grade website.

We are in the midst of our first Science unit of the year! We are studying the ocean environment. We have already learned about the ocean floor, currents, tides, salinity, and even made a model of the ocean floor. We will start an in class group project on Monday the 15th that will focus on protecting and preserving biodiversity. Our ocean unit will end on Friday, September 26th.

Your child has been hard at work in math class learning how to communicate his/her thinking, learning about characteristics of numbers, and also how to multiply and divide using the algorithm. Please help your child become fluent in his/her multiplication facts as well as how to multiply and divide using the algorithm.

We are also excited about our Writer’s Eye field trip of the year! The permission slip went home on Friday for your child to be able to participate in the Writer’s Eye trip as well as the writing competition. We are so excited to have this free opportunity!


Just wanted to let you know there will be a substitute teacher present on September 18th & 19th because I will be absent.

Don't let these dates buzz by you!

September 15th - Writer's Eye Field Trip Forms due

September 15th – BEE Fall Classes begin

September 16th – PTO Meeting

September 17th - UVA Writer’s Eye field trip

September 18th & 19th - Mrs. Morris Absent

September 25th - Ocean Unit Test

September 26th - Ocean Unit Ends

September 26th – Outdoor Picnic and Movie Night


Thank you to everyone who donated shoe boxes, flour, salt, and food coloring for our science projects!