Book Fair buying all week! (My PM class will have a scheduled time on Thursday at 12 to purchase books from the book fair.)

September 19th- Author visit by Carmen Deedy

September 20th- SkyZone Spirit Night

Dolvin’s Dorian Relief

Dear Dolvin Families,

As you know, so many people have been severely impacted by this latest hurricane. At Dolvin our goal is for the students is to help others. To go along with our 7 Mindsets (character Ed) program, we thought it would be awesome for Dolvin students to be a part of the relief effort. Victims in the Bahamas have been especially hard-hit during the storm. They need basic necessities as the damage is widespread and heartbreaking to see, especially on Abaco Islands.

Wouldn’t it be something if our Dolvin families and staff could be a part of the relief effort??? Beginning this Monday, September 9th, please consider sending in some basic supplies as listed below. Your child can give them to their homeroom teacher, but we will also have a box out in the main front hall.

We will stop collecting donations on Friday, Sept. 13th to allow time to deliver the items.

(These are things that could be bought at the Dollar store.)

Suggested items:

Tissues

Toothpaste

Toothbrushes

Bar sop

Diapers

Wipes

Batteries

Flashlights

Sponges

Garbage bags

Washcloths

Hand towels

Bandages

We will be discussing this in our 7 Mindsets lesson this week.

Thanks for your consideration with this important project. 😊

Items will be collected and then brought to the Bahamas Consulate of Atlanta.

Students in blue math are working on 5th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, we have learned how to

Students in yellow math are working on 6th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, students have reviewed how to

Students will take their SS test on Tuesday. We will move on to Science when we complete this unit.

This week, we will begin our first Science Unit. This unit will cover Electricity and Magnetism. Students will learn about:

- Static Electricity
- Current electricity (human-harnessed)
- Energy transfer
- Simple electric current
- Magnetic field and force
- Insulators and conductors of electricity.

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Students in blue math are working on 5th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, we have learned how to multiply whole numbers using the area model and the standard algorithm and reviewed place value. We have also learned how to divide whole numbers using long division. We will continue to practice long division this week. Later in this unit, we will be learning the order of operations. We will also work on multiplying powers of ten. I strongly encourage you to practice math facts nightly with your child. Memorization of multiplication and division facts makes life so much easier :). This unit has 4 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 27th.

Students in yellow math are working on 6th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, students have reviewed how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers as well as how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. Last week, we reviewed fraction operations beginning by reviewing adding and subtracting fractions and multiplying and dividing fractions. This covers 4 units that they learned last year while taking 5th grade math. It is a challenging unit if students have not mastered these skills last year. Please make sure you are reviewing with your child to ensure they are confident in these skills. We will also learn how to find the greatest common factors and the least common multiples between two or three numbers. This unit has 2 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 18th.

We have started the year off with a social studies unit where we are learning about the Turn of the Century. We have learned about a second wave of westward expansion, the industrial revolution, and immigration patterns. We will also learn how America grew as a world power throughout this time period. The overarching question for this quarter will be "How did electricity influence the economy at the Turn of the Century?". Students will work on answering this question using a podcast project in groups. The test over this unit is September 6th.

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August 28th @ 6:30PM = Curriculum Night

August 29th= Fall Pictures

Each day, students will write down practice pages in their agendas. When we take the time to write these down, I encourage students to take a page or two out of their workbooks and put them in the front pocket of their binders. Students should complete 15 or more minutes of math practice each night. I will be stamping their agendas to make sure students are writing down their homework. Please be sure to be signing their agendas nightly. Students will come in the morning to check their work.

Students in blue math are working on 5th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, we have learned how to multiply whole numbers using the area model and the standard algorithm and reviewed place value. We have also learned how to divide whole numbers. We will continue to practice long division this week. Later in this unit, we will be learning the order of operations. We will also work on multiplying powers of ten. I strongly encourage you to practice math facts nightly with your child. Memorization of multiplication and division facts makes life so much easier :). This unit has 4 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 27th.

Students in yellow math are working on 6th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, students have reviewed how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers as well as how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. This week, we will be moving on to fraction operations beginning with reviewing adding and subtracting fractions and moving on too multiplying and dividing fractions. This covers 4 units that they learned last year while taking 5th grade math. It is a challenging unit if students have not mastered these skills last year. Please make sure you are reviewing with your child to ensure they are confident in these skills. We will also learn how to find the greatest common factors and the least common multiples between two or three numbers. This unit has 2 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 18th.

We have started the year off with a social studies unit where we are learning about the Turn of the Century. We have learned about a second wave of westward expansion, the industrial revolution, and immigration patterns. We will also learn how America grew as a world power throughout this time period. The overarching question for this quarter will be "How did electricity influence the economy at the Turn of the Century?". Students will work on answering this question using a podcast project in groups. The test over this unit is September 6th. ]]>

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I closed on my new house so Ms. Greathouse officially has a Great House!

Please don't forget to complete the parent survey. There are two different surveys specific for homeroom and PM parents.

August 28th @ 6:30PM = Curriculum Night

August 29th= Fall Pictures

We have started using our

Students in blue math are working on 5th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, we have learned how to multiply whole numbers using the area model and the standard algorithm and reviewed place value. Later this week, we will learn how to divide whole numbers while also learning the order of operations. We will also work on multiplying powers of ten. I strongly encourage you to practice math facts nightly with your child. Memorization of multiplication and division facts makes life so much easier :). This unit has 4 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 27th.

Students in yellow math are working on 6th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, students have reviewed how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers as well as how to add and subtract decimals. This week, we will review how to multiply and divide decimals. This covers 4 units that they learned last year while taking 5th grade math. It is a challenging unit if students have not mastered these skills last year. Please make sure you are reviewing with your child to ensure they are confident in these skills. We will also learn how to find the greatest common factors and the least common multiples between two or three numbers. This unit has 2 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 18th.

We have started the year off with a social studies unit where we are learning about the Turn of the Century. We will learn about a second wave of westward expansion, the industrial revolution, and immigration patterns. We will also learn how America grew as a world power throughout this time period. The overarching question for this quarter will be "How did electricity influence the economy at the Turn of the Century?". Students will work on answering this question using a podcast project in groups. The test over this unit is September 6th.

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We will continue to get to know each other and learn class expectations and procedures throughout the week. We will start instruction this week in math and social studies. I do teach multiple levels in each block. There will be a blue math and a yellow math. Students will learn which math group they are in tomorrow. You may check below to see what they will be learning in this current unit.

Due to our schedule this year,

Monday- Music with Ms. Endicott

Tuesday- PE

Wednesday- Art with Ms. Knight

Thursday- PE

Friday- Discovery Lab/ Media Center

Please don't forget to complete the parent survey. There are two different surveys specific for homeroom and PM parents. At this time, I am still in need of a Lead Room Parent and a Basket Raffle Coordinator Volunteer. Please make sure to complete the correct survey by clicking HERE.

In addition to math, students will study SS and science in my classroom. We will start with a SS unit and then transition to a science unit. This will alternate throughout the year. You can check below to find what we will be learning in our current SS unit.

Please take a few minutes to explore my website. Pay particular attention to the class tab. You will find a variety of resources there for each unit. This is updated as needed as we get to specific units.

Students in blue math will be starting with 5th grade unit 1. In this unit, we will learn how to multiply and divide whole numbers which also learning the order of operations. We will also work on multiplying and dividing powers of ten and reviewing place value. I strongly encourage you to practice math facts nightly with your child. Memorization of multiplication and division facts makes life so much easier :). This unit has 4 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is TBD.

Students in yellow math will start with 6th grade unit 1. In this unit, students will review how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. This covers 4 units that they learned last year while taking 5th grade math. It is a challenging unit if students have not mastered these skills last year. Please make sure you are reviewing with your child once instruction starts to ensure they are confident in these skills. We will also learn how to find the greatest common factors and the least common multiples between two or three numbers. This unit has 2 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is TBD.

We will start the year off with a social studies unit where we will learn about the Turn of the Century. We will learn about a second wave of westward expansion, the industrial revolution, and immigration patterns. The overarching question for this quarter will be "How did electricity influence the economy at the Turn of the Century?". Students will work on answering this question using a podcast project in groups. The test over this unit is TBD.

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While this year is coming to an end, I want to take a second to thank all of you for everything you have done throughout the year. I could not do my job without your help. I have two amazing classes who have grown to be a family. While I am sad to see them go, I know they have such bright futures ahead of them. When I became a teacher, I did not want to be a teacher for only a year. I will always be here to support you and your family as we change the world. I am excited for a week full of fun!

Please see schedule below and notes on events. If you have any questions, please let me know!

- WWII Movie - Please check your email to see if I have the permission form for your child to watch Miracle and Midnight (It is a great and appropriate WWII movie)
- Pizza lunch- We have gluten free students covered :)
- Yearbook signing- Students will get their yearbooks in the morning and we will be allowing them to sign each others yearbooks in the afternoon

- Dodgeball and Kona Ice- My homeroom class will be wearing GREEN! (Camo is an option as well)
- Senior Walk- Seniors from surrounding high schools who attended Dolvin will be doing a walk in their cap and gown at 1PM. This event is only for students of Dolvin and teachers.

- Talent Show - Students have had the opportunity to sign up last week.
- Class parties!!

- Chick-Fil-A Breakfast- We have ordered plain and chicken biscuits and grilled nuggets for gluten free children.
- Movie- We will be watching Wonder. Permission forms will come home on Monday.
- 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony- Our ceremony will be from 1-1:45. ALL parents and families are invited to attend! At this time, students will be recognized and classes will have a chance to present the 5th grade class students.
- Final Walk- imminently following the ceremony, 5th grade students will return to their classes and gather any of their last minute belongings. Families as well as all Dolvin students, teachers, and staff will line the hallway for the 5th graders final walk to the bus.

The 2018-19 school year is quickly coming to an end, and now it is time to celebrate the achievements of our 5th grade students. The Dolvin staff has worked with the room parents to coordinate the activities for the last week of school. To make all of these activities possible, we are asking for a

I will be taking my PM class to purchase books from the book fair Wednesday, May 8th at 11:30. It is a BOGO book fair. Please send your child with money if they would like to purchase books.

We are working on unit 7, coordinate plane geometry. In this unit, students will learn how to plot and read ordered pairs in all four quadrants. They will be able to create patterns to solve real world problems in the first quadrant using x-y charts as well. So far, we have learned how to plot ordered pairs, write ordered pairs, and develop patterns. We have also worked on real world patterns that can be graphed in a coordinate plane. We will be reviewing this week. Yellow math will also be learning in their unit about coordinate plane geometry so we will be fluid and work together with both math groups in class! Our test over this unit will be

We are continuing our work on integers by using integers in the coordinate plane. Students will be able to read and plot points. They will also be able to create shapes in the coordinate grid. For example, given 3 points, they will be able to identify where another point will need to be in order to make a square. So far, we have reviewed how to plot and read ordered pairs. We have also learned how to calculate distance from point to point on a coordinate plane. Lastly, we have learned how to identify shapes in the coordinate grid. We have also reviewed graphing inequalities, reflecting points, and finding missing points on a coordinate plane. This week, we will be reviewing. Blue math will also be learning in their unit about coordinate plane geometry so we will be fluid and work together with both math groups in class! Our test over this unit will be

Our last science unit will be over Heredity. In this unit, students have learned how traits are inherited as well as learned. They are able to tell the difference between inherited traits and instincts as well as learned behaviors. So far, we have learned about inherited traits, instincts, and learned behaviors. We will be reviewing this week. Our test over this unit will be

We will also be doing another short review on microorganisms. In this unit we will learn how microorganisms are beneficial and harmful. We will have a formative assessment over this information but no test.

Our last social studies unit will cover 1975- present day as well as personal economic and budgeting. There are a lot of events packed into these decades with very little time to cover them all. Students will be focusing on the end of the cold war, conflict in the middle east, and modern technology. We will have a formative assessment over this unit but no test. ]]>

The 2018-19 school year is quickly coming to an end, and now it is time to celebrate the achievements of our 5th grade students. The Dolvin staff has worked with the room parents to coordinate the activities for the last week of school. To make all of these activities possible, we are asking for a

I had the amazing opportunity to attend a day of training and professional development at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. If you do not know what this is, it is basically Hogwarts for muggles :). I learned a lot and am planning on implementing some of the strategies in my class to create a rigorous, fun, and family oriented learning environment. When I try new things, students will give me feedback in order for me to see exactly what will work for me in my classroom. I may also send home a parent survey just to gauge where I am and where I want to be. This will create three pillars of education in my classroom which are academic rigor, student engagement, and culture and community. I can't wait to take what I learned and saw and create a magical place for students to learn.

We are working on unit 7, coordinate plane geometry. In this unit, students will learn how to plot and read ordered pairs in all four quadrants. They will be able to create patterns to solve real world problems in the first quadrant using x-y charts as well. So far, we have learned how to plot ordered pairs, write ordered pairs, and develop patterns. This week, we will work on real world patterns that can be graphed in a coordinate plane. Yellow math will also be learning in their unit about coordinate plane geometry so we will be fluid and work together with both math groups in class! Our test over this unit will be Friday, May 10th.

We are continuing our work on integers by using integers in the coordinate plane. Students will be able to read and plot points. They will also be able to create shapes in the coordinate grid. For example, given 3 points, they will be able to identify where another point will need to be in order to make a square. So far, we have reviewed how to plot and read ordered pairs. We have also learned how to calculate distance from point to point on a coordinate plane. Lastly, we have learned how to identify shapes in the coordinate grid. This week, we will review graphing inequalities, reflecting points, and finding missing points on a coordinate plane. Blue math will also be learning in their unit about coordinate plane geometry so we will be fluid and work together with both math groups in class! Our test over this unit will be Friday, May 10th.

Our last science unit will be over Heredity. In this unit, students will learn how traits are inherited as well as learned. They will be able to tell the difference between inherited traits and instincts as well as learned behaviors. So far, we have learned about inherited traits. This week, we will learn about instincts and learned behaviors. Our test over this unit will be Wednesday, May 8th. We will also be doing another short review on microorganisms. In this unit we will learn how microorganisms are beneficial and harmful. We will have a formative assessment over this information but no test.

Our last social studies unit will cover 1975- present day as well as personal economic and budgeting. There are a lot of events packed into these decades with very little time to cover them all. Students will be focusing on the end of the cold war, conflict in the middle east, and modern technology. We will have a formative assessment over this unit but no test. ]]>

As we come to an end of our Milestone testing, I want to say that I am very proud of how hard most of the students have been working on their assessments. They are focused and trying their best. I hope that they can say that they worked their best on each and every test.

Middle School rising 6th grade parent meeting: (please see the following message from AMMS)

* If you have any questions about your child's placement

The 2018-19 school year is quickly coming to an end, and now it is time to celebrate the achievements of our 5th grade students. The Dolvin staff has worked with the room parents to coordinate the activities for the last week of school. To make all of these activities possible, we are asking for a

Curriculum Updates:

We are now working on unit 7, coordinate plane geometry. In this unit, students will learn how to plot and read ordered pairs in all four quadrants. They will be able to create patterns to solve real world problems in the first quadrant using x-y charts as well. Yellow math will also be learning in their unit about coordinate plane geometry so we will be fluid and work together with both math groups in class! Our test over this unit will be Friday, May 10th.

We are continuing our work on integers by using integers in the coordinate plane. Students will be able to read and plot points. They will also be able to create shapes in the coordinate grid. For example, given 3 points, they will be able to identify where another point will need to be in order to make a square. Blue math will also be learning in their unit about coordinate plane geometry so we will be fluid and work together with both math groups in class! Our test over this unit will be Friday, May 10th.

Our last science unit will be over Heredity. In this unit, students will learn how traits are inherited as well as learned. They will be able to tell the difference between inherited traits and instincts as well as learned behaviors. Our test over this unit will be Wednesday, May 8th. We will also be doing another short review on microorganisms. In this unit we will learn how microorganisms are beneficial and harmful. We will have a formative assessment over this information but no test.

Our last social studies unit will cover 1975- present day as well as personal economic and budgeting. There are a lot of events packed into these decades with very little time to cover them all. Students will be focusing on the end of the cold war, conflict in the middle east, and modern technology. We will have a formative assessment over this unit but no test. ]]>

Please check below for some important weekly reminders.

Milestones will take place this week and last through next Tuesday. See below for schedule. Here are some important reminders for you at home this week:

- Make sure kids get to bed early and get plenty of sleep.
- It is allergy season so please make sure your child takes any medications before coming to school.
- Eat a good breakfast! Protein, carbs, and fruit!
- Encourage your child to do their best. That is all we ever want :)
- Please try your best to make sure they are at school on time.
- There is no homework :). I have graded their practice assessment in Coach Digital and they are welcome to review their work to prepare for the math test on Thursday and Friday.
- Make sure they have a good book to read on their level for after we finish testing each day. We went to the media center today but some have overdue books and were not able to check out any books from the media center.

Schedule for Milestones:

Monday 4/15: Writing (ELA 1)

Tuesday 4/16: ELA 2

Wednesday 4/17: ELA 3

Thursday 4/18: Math 1

Friday 4/19: Math 2

Monday 2/ 22: Science 1 and 2

Tuesday 2/23: SS 1 and 2

After testing each day, we will do fun activities and review for upcoming milestone testing. We will go back to our unit work after Milestones is done.

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