Friday, January 19, 2018

Culmination of Novel Studies

As we're nearing the end of the second quarter of school, we are also finishing our novel studies.

All students will receive a study guide for their respective novels.  This needs to be completed at home and turned in on Monday, January 22nd.  After I review the study guides in class, the students will be able to take them home.

We will take a final quiz on Tuesday, January 23rd.  Students will receive an extra credit point on the quiz if they bring their study guide on this day as well.  This quiz will weigh heavily on the Q2 average, so students need to do their best!  It will be open book and open note.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Winter Break

Several students have been asking for extra credit opportunities.  I am offering two different extra credit assignments over Winter Break.

First, students can download and complete the Winter Break enrichment packet that is available through the school system's website.  Click on to go there directly.

Second, students can log on to ThinkCERCA and complete the assignment listed under their Reading class.

To log in to ThinkCERCA:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "Log in" at the top right hand corner of the page.
  3. Every student's email is their student ID number followed by For example,  
  4. Every student's password is their student ID number by itself.

Please contact me for help logging in.

Enjoy your break!  I look forward to seeing you in 2018!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences

As you are aware, we have conferences scheduled for November 9th from 3:15 - 7:00 and November 10th from 8:00 - 12:00.  Mr. Hardy sent a message on Class Dojo with a link to sign up for conferences.  My understanding is that all of those spots filled up within minutes.  It's challenging to meet with all 110 of our students' parents in the time allotted, so we have come up with a few alternatives.

We're open to phone conferences if your scholar does not have any pressing concerns.  Please email me to set up a phone conference.  If you have already signed up for a physical conference and would prefer a phone conference, please cancel your spot so that someone else can use it.

We have created several other time slots for conferences throughout the month of November.  Please use this link to sign up for one of the alternate times:

Please remember to comment with your name and your child's name when you sign up.

Additionally, here is the link for the original group of conferences that Mr. Hardy sent out earlier this week.

Thank you for your support!  We look forward to meeting with you!  Let me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Literacy Fair

We are more than halfway through our Literacy Fair project.  I hope everyone is making progress with their books and starting on their display boards!  See below for a copy of the rubric and a sample project board.

Important Dates:

Friday, October 27th: The project is due.  Students must turn in their full board and summary to Mrs. Warner.  Late projects will lose 10 points every day.

Monday, October 30th: Literacy Fair! Students who turned in their projects on time will be allowed to dress as a character from their book for the entire day.  Dressing up is completely optional!  We will showcase all of the projects in the hallway on this day.

Literacy Fair Rubric
(Include all of these on your tri-fold poster.)

Due Friday, October 27th!



Due on 10/6! Make a prediction about what you think will happen in your book.  (Fill out the attached sheet.)



List all of the major characters in your book.



Tell when and where your story takes place.


Problem & Solution

Describe the main problem or conflict in the story.  Explain how the character(s) solve(s) the problem.


Important Events

List at least 10 of the most important events of your story.  Make sure they are in order!


Favorite Part

Describe your favorite part of the story.  Explain why it is your favorite.  This should be one full paragraph.



Include an illustration or drawing that shows the main idea of your story.



Write a five-paragraph summary of your book.  It can be typed or hand-written.



Display all of your work neatly on a tri-fold poster board.


Oral Presentation
Speak loudly and clearly while presenting.  Make eye contact with your audience.  While in the audience, demonstrate appropriate listening skills.



Turn in this rubric with your poster.



Please note that this student lost a few points for not having 10 important events.  Everything else on this board received full credit.  The summary was turned in separately, which is fine for students to do if they do not have space on their boards.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Student Needs Survey

Our school counselor, Ms. Joseph, is conducting a survey.  She will be forming small groups based on our scholars' needs.  Please complete the survey at the link below.

Monday, September 25, 2017

STAR and PARCC Scores

Your students received printouts today of their PARCC Reading and Math scores from last Spring and their STAR Reading scores from last week.

The STAR Reading printouts need to be signed and returned, but I am happy to send a copy home (upon request) after I receive the signed paper back.  Please feel free to contact me at any time if you need clarification on interpreting the STAR data.  I'm very impressed with our scholars so far!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fifth Grade Spelling

We started our spelling unit this week in fifth grade.  Students do not have official homework yet, but they did take home their spelling list and an optional practice worksheet.  Our quiz will be this Thursday, 8/21.  The list includes 20 words and five challenge words.  The challenge words will count as extra credit on the quiz!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Air Show Tomorrow

Imagine Andrews is going on a field trip tomorrow to see the JBA Air Show.  My homeroom class is leaving right at 8:30.  Please remember to bring a bag lunch, or indicate on the permission slip that you will need to purchase a bag lunch from the cafeteria.

Permission slips are due today!  Students will not be allowed to attend without turning in the signed permission slip.

Friday, September 8, 2017

End of Week One

Welcome back to school!  We had a great first week!

Please check back here every week for important announcements, upcoming events, and homework updates.  I do not plan to assign much homework this year, but I will always make sure that it will be posted here, on the board in my classroom, and in students' agendas.

On Wednesday, each student went home with a red folder full of paperwork for parents to fill out.  If you have not completed these forms yet, please do so over the weekend and return them on Monday.  You can expect this folder to come home at the beginning of each week.

In all four classes, we started off this week with a few short writing prompts.  The kids will be honing their writing skills this year, and I wanted to get a feel for how they are as writers.  We will jump into our brand new reading textbooks next week.

Please feel free to call (301-350-6002) or email ( me any time you have questions or concerns.  I look forward to working with you this year!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Class Rosters

2017-2018 Class Rosters for 5th and 6th Grade

(Mrs. Warner’s
(Mr. Connelly’s
(Mrs. Richards’
(Mr. Hardy’s
Bryce A.
Maya A.
Haley B.
Kayla A.
Logan Bo.
Kendall A.
Cristian B.
Lacey B.
Christian B.
Aaron A.
Joshua B.
Jesus B.
Michael C.
Avrie B.
Taraun C.
Austin B.
Zamiyah C.
Logan Br.
Brendan C.
Norlynn B.
Micah C.
Sydney C.
Nevaeh C.
Krystal B.
Otis C.
Tommy C.
Arielle D.
Danny C.
Logan D.
Harmony C.
Jordyn D.
Matthew C.
Darrion F.
Madison C.
Bryce E.
Jonathan C.
Lerato F.
Caitlyn C.
Alyssa F.
Lilly D.
Xavier H.
Ashton D.
LeBarron G.
Alanna E.
Zachary H.
A'Maya D.
Walter H.
Jadon E.
Emma H.
Madison F.
O'Rian J.
Countess G.
Oksana H.
Trenton H.
Tayla L.
Jasmine G.
Maci H.
Sorin H.
Makaila L.
Mitchell H.
Zoey J.
Laila J.
Michael M.
Willie H.
Sean K.
Caleb K.
Collin M.
Kaitlyn J.
Joshua K.
Emmanuel K.
Hayden M.
Sanih M.
Devon M.
Emani M.
Tylee M.
Evan Q.
Sean P.
Phillip M.
Robert R.
Jaerel R.
Lexiss R.
Julius P.
Mason S.
Blake R.
Nia S.
Ezmeralda P.
William S.
Lorena R.
Malachi T.
Mwafor P.
Anjae' S.
Erielle S.
Nicholaus W.
Jailyn S.
Caleb T.
Joella S.
Ava W.
Paul V.
Joshua W.
Adia S.
Jordin Y.
Kennedy W.
Reginald W.
Martin W.
Island Y.
Jasmin Y.
Destiny W.
Maryah W.