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Grandparent Brunches
Miss Hoyer
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Mrs. Humphreys
Friday, May 17, 2019
Miss Charlton
Friday, May 17, 2019

Daily Schedule

2018 - 2019

8:35-8:45 Attendance

8:45-9:45 Block 1

9:45-10:25 M (Homeroom)

   T,W,Th (2nd Specials)

          F (Buddies)

10:30-11:30 Block 2 & Snacks

11:30-12:30 Block 3

12:30-12:45 Transition to

Science/ SS

12:45-1:25 Lunch & Recess

1:25-2:00 M,T,W,Th (Sci., SS)

        F (FAC Reward)

2:00-2:30 M, T, Th, F (Boost)

2:30-2:45 Planner & Clean Up

2:45 - 3:30 Specials

3:30 Dismissed from Specials

From Ms. Hoyer...

  • Jan. - Mar. Update
    Body Systems Unit

    • Parts impact the whole (How does each system function? What happens if something fails?)

    • If something goes wrong with a body system, how does your body compensate and what steps are needed to help fix the problem?  

    Skills of Focus: Nonfiction & Physical Science Integrated Unit, Note-Taking, Vocabulary, etc. 

    4C: Critical Thinking- Reasoning, Information & Discovery, Problem Solving & Solution Finding

    21st Century Skill: Resiliency

    We are so excited to begin our Body Systems Unit!  This has proven to be a memorable experience for all students as they explore different systems within the human body.  We will begin by learning about the Digestive System, followed by the Circulatory System and Respiratory System.  Students will a personalized experience through this unit to demonstrate their learning in  a way that fits their specific preferences and learning styles.  As a group we will practice how to interpret nonfiction texts, take effective and purposeful notes, and use the advanced vocabulary to deepen understanding.  
    Posted Jan 7, 2019, 10:28 AM by Alisa Humphreys
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  • Jan. - Mar. Update
    American Revolution: 

    How does point of view/perspective, influence purpose? 
    How did the Revolutionary War impact the development of the United States of America? 

    4C/21st Century Skill: Collaboration, Resiliency, & Global Awareness 

    Miss Hoyer's class will begin this semester in History with me.  We will dive right into one of the most influential wars in our nations history... The American Revolution.  This unit is filled with rich events, a urning for freedom, and a resilience that helped us to get where we are today.  Students will be asked to look at different view points or perspectives within this time period.  Instead of a formal presentation, we will be hosting a Socratic Seminar where students get the opportunity to debate/discuss a perspective and defend the actions of a particular group (i.e. Loyalists vs. Patriots).  Students will be assessed on their note-taking skills, research questions to drive exploration, development of a particular perspective, and participation in the Socratic Seminar.  I cannot wait for this semester!  
    Posted Jan 7, 2019, 10:30 AM by Alisa Humphreys
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News & Info
  • Wish Week
    BCE will be participating in Make-A-Wish week!!  We've had great success with this the last few years.  Information will be sent home soon.
    Posted Jan 7, 2019, 9:52 AM by Alisa Humphreys
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  • Become a CBS4 Junior Weather Watcher As we start our earth science unit with a connection to weather, I want to remind students that they can become a CBS4 Weather Watcher with parent permission. To be a junior weather watcher, they need a ruler, thermometer and something to measure the rain(rain gauge). Students can report the weather into the site as often as they would like. Please let me know once you have filled out the application so I can let Chris Spears know. And, of course, who would not want to be on TV?Click Here to Learn More and ApplyAlso, CBS4 will continue with their Girls and Science Day at the Denver Museum and Science on March 2nd. This is our carnival ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2019, 6:33 PM by Deborah Charlton
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  • Block Changes Coming Soon!
    We are excited to switch up the students and their blocks next week!  As a team, we find that giving all of the 5th graders an opportunity to work with different kids is such a gift.  Homeroom's will remain the same, but students will be mixed up for their reading, writing and math blocks beginning next week.
    Posted Jan 7, 2019, 9:54 AM by Alisa Humphreys
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From Miss Charlton...
  • Connections Unit - Fractions and Decimals
    Through our next unit called connections, we will focus on the areas of fractions and decimals. Students have started with some decimal concepts through adding and subtracting decimals. We will continue with multiplying, dividing and place value of decimals to the thousandths place.

    In fractions, students will review concepts the following concepts and connect them to new learning: equivalent, factors, reducing, improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice-versa, least common multiple(LCM), greatest common factor(GCF) and simplifying fractions. Students will learn to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. We will explore fractions through real-world connections. 

    Throughout this unit, students will make connections to whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents!!

    Essential Skills in the areas of resiliency, problem-solving and critical thinking.

    Posted Jan 6, 2019, 6:55 PM by Deborah Charlton
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  • Cycles Unit
    It's time to jump in our unit with a focus on our Earth. Each class will have six weeks to focus their learning on concepts related to weather, water cycle, natural disasters, renewable and nonrenewable energy, and the impact the sun has on the Earth. One of our projects will have students creating a particular project that will have Chris Spears and Dave Aguilera judging their final project. 

    Students will learn about being a CBS4 Weather Watcher and send reports from BCE to help meteorologists report conditions in Highlands Ranch. To become a Junior weather watcher, click HERE.

    Essential Skills:

    Dave Aguilera's Visit to BCE This Fall:

    YouTube Video

    Posted Jan 6, 2019, 7:04 PM by Deborah Charlton
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Upcoming Dates

Jan 7        School Resumes
                        Guest Speaker

Jan. 18      No School - PDD

Jan. 21        No School - MLK Day

Feb. 4 - 8    Wish Week

Feb. 15       No School -PDD

Feb. 18       No School - Presidents' Day

Mar 1          Second Grandparent 
                         Letter Due

Mar 2           School Carnival

Week of Mar 11      Book Fair
             Student Led Conferences

Mar. 18 -22    Spring Break
Grading Policy
Our Grading System is as follows ...
DNM= "Does Not Meet 5th Grade Expectations"
A= "Approaching 5th Grade Expectations"
M= "Meets 5th Grade Expectations"
E= "Exceeds 5th Grade Expectations"

From Mrs. Humphreys ...
  • Jan.-Mar. Update
    Body Systems Unit

    *Details are shared in the "Reading" section.
    Posted Jan 7, 2019, 10:22 AM by Alisa Humphreys
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  • Jan.-Mar. Update
    Demonstrate the process of inquiry.

    What makes a region unique? (Evaluate the similarities and differences between the regions).
    What impact do the regions have on our country?  

    4C:  Communication

    21st Century Skill: Resiliency

    Mrs. Humphreys' homeroom class will be in geography for the next five weeks and will be studying the Midwest Region of the United States.  Students will be collaborating with group members and researching topics of their choice such as economy, tourist attractions, climate, landforms, natural resources, historical events, etc. that make regions unique.  They are also focusing on the impact the regions have on our country and possibly the world.  5th graders will be creating presentations to show their learning of their state/region and gear it toward a unique audience.  Communication is the "4 C" being focused on during this unit, so we will work on those skills.  Geography has a huge inquiry focus, therefore we will review note-taking strategies, how to use appropriate sources and site them, and how to organize their learning into a creative and meaningful presentation with a specific purpose.  Communicating appropriately with group members throughout this process and effectively communicating with their peers during presentations will be expected.  
    Posted Jan 7, 2019, 10:25 AM by Alisa Humphreys
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