Friday February 16th

Today we started our Healthy Eating, Nutrition unit.  We discussed societal, emotional, cultural and medical reasons for food choices.  In Phys. Ed we played basketball and during Phys. Ed we had a lockdown drill.  Students were all well behaved as we hid in the gym storage area.  In math, we reviewed conversion of capacity and mass.  For language, students were assigned an activity through “Common Lit“, their new set of Word Work words and had an opportunity to submit their Explanation assignments ( good copy )

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  1. Math page 240 / 241 #2, #3, #9
  2. Family Day on Monday – no school
  3. Chicopee and Zehrs Permission Forms
  4. Mathletes Contest Participants – practice!  ( optional )
  5. Science Space Inquiry Project Rubrics sent home
  6. Math Study Guide ( Unit 6 ) handed out – test next Friday  Measurement-Test-study-guide

Please email me directly if you would like to come on either trip.  We always love to have parent volunteers: or use the contact form on this site.

Thursday February 15th

Today we had our Genius Hour time, worked on the good copies of our Explanations and learned about linear vs. square vs. cubic measurements.  We also started learning about capacity and mass.

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  1. Parent Teacher Interviews tonight
  2. Good Copy Explanation due tomorrow
  3. Page 3 Report Card
  4. Chicopee and Zehrs Permission Forms

Wednesday February 14th

Today we led our Ash Wednesday Liturgy, had Drama with Ms. Stahl ( Drama Project Due February 28th ), practiced surface area and volume using linking cubes, made a craft for our reading buddy, went to the library and practiced our reading strategies!

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  1. Bring milk bags
  2. Genius Hour tomorrow morning
  3. Written Explanation Good Copy due Friday ( 40 minute work period tomorrow )

Monday February 12th

Today we read about “Doctors Without Borders”, and practiced our basketball skills in Phys. Ed.  We researched some Olympic athletes and how they show grit and perseverance.  We reviewed volume in math and set up for our “Wonders of Space” presentations tomorrow!

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  1. Wonders of Space presentations tomorrow
  2. Report Cards sent home tomorrow
  3. Finish Doctors Without Borders Social Studies worksheet
  4. Olympic Athlete worksheet due tomorrow( submit via Google Classroom )

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Friday February 9th

Mrs. Gallant was absent again today :o(

Students worked on their science inquiry projects, basketball in Phys. Ed, met with their reading buddies, peer-edited their written explanations, and finished up their Grit videos.


  1. Peer and adult editing of written explanations due Monday
  2. Bring in all science inquiry supplies Monday – classroom tour is on Tuesday

Thursday February 8th

Mrs. Gallant was out sick again today :o(

Students worked on their Genius Hour projects, learned about the cubic metre and finished their social studies worksheets from yesterday.  They practiced passing ( chest and bounce ) in basketball in Phys. Ed.

In other news … I had quite the surprise when I opened my parish bulletin last night to find out that they are collecting milk bags to create sleeping mats … just like we were talking about in our social studies class!  It’s a sign!  Start collecting your milk bags so that they can be transformed into comfortable sleeping mats for the people of Haiti.

It is the bag that holds the three milk bags, please dry the inside of the bag before sending it in.  If anyone would like to join me in actually building the mats, mark your calendars for Saturday March 3 10 am – 12 pm.  More details to follow.  I simply can not wait to talk about this when I return – what an opportunity!

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  1. Bring supplies for science inquiry tomorrow – if I’m absent tomorrow, we will have time to work on this on Monday, classes come on Tuesday afternoon!
  2. Math worksheets – cubic metre
  3. finish rough copy explanation – you will have a chance to peer edit tomorrow!
  4. Start spreading the word about the milk bags!
  5. Chicopee and Zehrs permission forms

Wednesday February 7th

Today we started our Social Studies Unit about World Health.  We learned about the World Health Organization and discussed why some countries are “poor” and why some countries are “rich”. ( developing and developed ).  We had a work period for our Explanations – rough copy is due on Friday – no more work periods!  In math we wrote a check in for Volume and Surface Area and started learning about perimeter of irregular shapes.  We had library this afternoon and finished up our awesome Grit videos :o)


  1. Finish Rough Copy Explanation – due Friday Feb. 9th
  2. Gather supplies for Science inquiry – Friday Feb 9th
  3. Genius Hour tomorrow!
  4. Math homework page 230 #1,2,3

Tuesday February 6th

Today we reviewed expectations for both the science inquiry project AND the language explanation assignment.  We reviewed surface area in math and learned how to calculate volume of a rectangular prism.  We discussed our growth mindset mantra of the month “A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish”.  Students researched a famous person who is, or was at some point, at the top of their field and created their own commerical for ‘grit‘.


  1. Rough Copy Explanation Assignment due Friday February 9th
  2. Math Homework
  3. Assemble materials for science inquiry project construction on Friday