Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Well, you’re done.  Elementary school is behind you and middle school in front.  You’ve worked hard and have earned a fun, relaxing summer vacation.  

I hope to see many of you out and about this summer.  Maybe at the pool, or Kings Dominion, or grocery shopping?

Be safe and stop back to visit next year.  We always like hearing about your success in middle school.   

Good Luck, Mr. Sparico

Monday, May 22, 2017

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony is tomorrow 5/23/17 at 9:30.  

>>>>Arrive early to ensure that you get a good seat and a pArking spot.

Students were told not to wear jeans, t-shirts, sweat shirts, sneakers,…

Boys:  Khaki/dress pant, polo shirt/button up(tie optional), nice shoes

Girls:  Dress/skirt, slacks or blouse, nice shoes

They can bring a change of clothes for after if they would like to do so.

>>>>ALL students will exit promotion ceremony and return to their homeroom.  If you would like to sign your child out after the cermony, you MUST go to their room and sign them out. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mark this day on your calender because

today was a day that will go down in infamy.

Yes!  That’s right, today LCES 5th graders took their 2017 Math SOL Test! 

The kids did great and I am very proud of their focus and effort!  

Great Job, Mr. Sparico

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Math SOL is tomorrow.  

Get a good night sleep/eat a healthy breakfast.

Review any last minute skills you feel you need help with and see me in the AM if you need to ask any last minute questions.  

Friday, May 12, 2017

Math SOL is next Wed. 5/17.  Below are some test prep. recommendations:

Open your notebook and go back to the beginning of the year and study.  Just re-read your notes and completed examples to refresh your memory.

Click on the “links” tab from my homepage and open/copy and paste any of those lnks for various 5th grade math skill games/activities

Go to JLab at http://education.jlab.org/solquiz/ for online released test questions. Follow the below steps to “create” a quiz:                            ***Select 5th, 10 questions, additional options, next screen, all years, next options, choose a strand, GO!!

I would suggest having your notebook and the SOL test-taking strategies handout in front of you so you can refer to it while you work (if needed). 

Most importantly, ASK QUESTIONS!  WE only have a couple days next week to wrap things up, so ask questions so we can help you DO YOUR BEST ON THE TEST!  

I am confident that you will ROCK THE TEST!!

Homework:  Geometry Review page.  Please refer to notebook for definitions/ex’s of the plane figures before answering.

>Remember(or…Brain Dump) the Quadrilateral Family Tree 1st.

>Don’t forget to send in the 5th grade “Celebration/Cookout”.

The event is May 5/22.  Permission form and $5(if buying the cookout food & digital pictures) is due 5/15.

>>>Lunch can also be packed/bought in cafe.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Homework:  Finish the SOL Review Questions(10 total) handed out Tuesday.  Remember!  All work is to be shown on lined paper not on the worksheet.

>>>Refer to notebook and your SOL Test-Taking Strategies handout for a quick at a glance resource.  

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Homework:  Math SOL review sheet(10 questions).  Due Thursday.  Number and show all work on seperate lined paper.  Use your notebook and the SOL Test-Taking Strategies Handout you were given last week.  DON’T Guess!

>>Part 1 Reading SOL tomorrow morning, Part 2 is Thursday AM.