Science Fair Information
The document that I have been using with the students to keep them on task and organized has been added to the Files and Documents tab.
Science Fair dates went home with students in early December. Project idea/question was due on December 16. Most students turned in their proposals and got approval. I was impressed with many of the ideas and questions!
Students are completing their science fair projects in baby steps, so their first major project isn't so intimidating.
January 6, 2017: Research (Write science terms and a paragraph)
January 10, 2017: Hypothesis
January 12, 2017: Experiment Design (List variables and write procedure)
January 17, 2017: List of Materials
Students should be gathering materials and conducting their experiments at this time. Record observations and data.
January 26, 2017: Create a table, chart, or graph of the data
January 31, 2017: Conclusion (Draw conclusions and explain how you would improve your experiment)
February 3, 2017: Project is due (Project display board)
Judging of the Science Fair will take place on February 9, 2017!
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Students have been learning about Oceanography for the past month. Our unit assessment is on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Students should be taking their notebooks home EVERY NIGHT to study! Students may also go on www.solpass.org to play review games.
Welcome to Mrs. Poorbaugh's 5th grade class!
Hello and welcome to 5th grade! It is great to back to work after my maternity leave! The staff and students at King have made this an easy transition for me, and I am incredibly thankful for it!
This is my 6th year of teaching (5th year with PWCS). I was born and raised in Morgantown, WV and attended college at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV. I have been teaching 4th grade for the past 5 years and am thrilled to now be at King Elementary teaching 5th grade science and writing!
I am still getting to know all of the 5th graders, but we are not wasting any time with their education. Students have been learning about vertebrates and invertebrates this week. They also completed their first writing assessment.
Next week, students will learn about adaptations and review everything they have learned so far this year. The first unit assessment will be on Friday, October 14.
Many students and parents have asked me if I am going to change anything that Ms. Kupec did with the classes. I am not changing anything, but I am adding things. Students will be getting weekly spellings lists and will have a spelling test every Friday. They will also have a grammar quiz every Wednesday. There are also new rules and expectations. Students should be studying in their science notebooks EVERY weeknight.
Please check students' agendas for their Summary Statement each day. (Today I learned..., Today I loved..., I want to learn more about...)
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 703-590-1616.