Update for Second Nine Weeks

During the second nine weeks of school the students will be learning about the bordering states of Virginia, US Geographical Regions including the 50 states and their major cities, and a review of everything taught in the first nine weeks.  When students return from the Thanksgiving break, we will begin the states and four major cities of the Northeast Region.  Please encourage your son/daughter to watch the weather channel to see how the weather in the states are discussed or displayed.  I would also encourage you to ask your child questions about which state is which while the forecast is showing.

Students completed their third Common Assessment, and did well on it.  I also retaught the most missed questions and retested the students to check for mastery.

The second Benchmark Test is a cumulative test meaning it will include information from the first nine weeks as well.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  I am enjoying my time teaching the greatest students in Caroline.  Each of them bring happiness to my classroom on a daily basis!!

Respectfully,

Mrs. Honeycutt   “Go Steelers”

Second Nine Weeks Topics

During the second nine weeks of school the students will be learning about the bordering states of Virginia, US Geographical Regions including the 50 states and their major cities, and a review of everything taught in the first nine weeks.  The second Benchmark Test is a cumulative test meaning it will include information from the first nine weeks as well.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  I am enjoying my time teaching the greatest students in Caroline.  Each of them bring happiness to my classroom on a daily basis!!

Respectfully,

Mrs. Honeycutt   “Go Steelers”

Benchmark Review for the 1st Nine Weeks

Students will complete their Geography Benchmark Test on Friday, November 1, 2013.  The information tested will include the first 20 pages of their ISN (Interactive Student Notebook).  The topics are Continents and Oceans, Latitude and Longitude, Geographical Locations, Major Bodies of Water, Landforms, and Water formations.  Students can expect at least 30 multiple choice questions on the first test. 

 

 

 

Welcome to the 2013-2014 5th Grade School year at Lewis and Clark Elementary School

Welcome to Mrs. Honeycutt’s 5th Grade Geography Class.  This year you will learn about continents, oceans, longitude, latitude, geographical regions, and different land forms within the United States just to mention a few.   If you are wondering about school supplies for my classroom I would love to suggest the following items:  

                       1-One subject non-perforated spiral notebook              

                       1-Pack of colored pencils/crayons ONLY

                       1-Hand held pencil sharpener                        

                       5-Sharpened pencils                          

                       1-Pair of scissors                        

                       1-Package of loose leaf paper

I hope you had an enjoyable yet restful summer, and that you are fully prepared for your 5th grade school year.  Accountability, responsibility, and independence are terms you will be hearing on a regular basis, and we expect the best of you each and every day.  Be prepared to have the best year you ever had right here at Lewis and Clark Elementary!!!

I will be seeing you soon!!!

Fondly,

Mrs. Honeycutt

Springtime is fast approaching!!

With springtime fast approaching so is the end of the school year.  We have completed two SOL tests this week, the English multiple choice test and the English short paper essay.  The students will also have a Reading, Math, and Science SOL test later on during the fourth nine weeks of school.  Please continue to check your child’s Thursday folders for positives.  If you see a decline in any subject, call the teacher of that subject and inquire about the progress or lack of progress in respects to your child.  All of the fifth grade students are more than capable of doing well in their classes, and with your support and our teamwork, they will be able to be successful at any level.

During this time in Social Studies we are moving forward with geography lessons learning basics such as geographic regions and features of the USA, directions on a map, major bodies of water, land forms, rivers, and locations of states.  We are also getting ready to complete lessons on the location of Virginia on a U.S. map and its bordering states.  It is important the students know where to locate Virginia on any given map.  It is surprising to me that many of them are not able to find Virginia on a map.  Lastly, we will be working diligently on the states grouped by regions learning each state, its capital, and its significance to the development of the United States.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child or the curriculum please do not hesitate to call me at 804-448-0175 or email me at choneycutt@ccps.us.

Thank you for sending us your best!!  This has been an enjoyable and memorable year for me.  I am happy to be back home!!!

Mrs. Honeycutt

Happy New Year!!!

I am happy to see all of my 5th grade students back to school safe, rested, energetic, and ready to learn GEOGRAPHY!!!!

We are moving forward with this nine weeks with U.S. Geography.  We are focusing first on the regions and locations of those regions within the United States.  We will dissect the entire U.S. map one region at a time while using our ISN (Interactive Student Notebook).  To culminate the regional lessons we will be making a travel brochure of a region of the students’ choice.  So if you have any information or pictures of different areas of the United States, please label the pictures and send them in with your child so we can see different areas of the USA.

One of my many goals from now to the end of the year is preparing your child for the middle school.  I will continue to help each and every child prepare for that major transition, and if you have any questions about that transition please call me at school at 448-0175.

As always, I enjoy working with you and all of my students.  Everyone puts a smile on may face when I see them (not that I am not already smiling anticipating their arrival each day) !!

Enjoy your new year, and thank you for all of your support throughout the year.

With Smiles,

Mrs. Honeycutt

2nd 9 weeks of School

Students, Parents and/or Guardians,

We have now entered the second nine weeks of school.  This nine weeks the students will be learning about Citizenship, the 1st Amendment, the 14th Amendment, and how to become a naturalized citizen.  The students will also learn how diverse our nation is, and through naturalization and immigration is how we become a very unique yet diverse society.

When the students return from Thanksgiving holiday we will move forward with the three branches of government, the jobs at each branch, and the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America.  At that point I would like for my students to write a letter, via email,  to the newly re-elected President, President Obama.  In the past he has responded quickly and with great excitement!!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 448-0175 or email me at choneycutt@ccps.us.  I am available to speak to you any day of the week between 11:05 and 11:30 or after 3:40.

With smiles,

Mrs. Cindy Honeycutt

1st nine weeks of school

The students have been working hard on their morning math drill with me each and every day.  I am proud of their effort and willingness to work through difficult problems. 

We are also moving along in Civics as planned.  The students really understand how to use their ISN (Interactive Student Notebook) as a tool to their learning.  They have also mastered the objectives of Character Traits.  Students also learned the fundamental political principles of Rule of Law, Democracy, and Representative Government.  In addition, they learned all of the documents and their characteristics leading up to our United States Constitution. 

I am proud of my students, and I am enjoying my time teaching them.  Thank you to parents and guardians for sending your children to school each day to learn and to have fun. 

We will be taking benchmark tests the week of October 29th through November 2nd, so please make sure your children have a good nights sleep with plenty of hours of sleep, a good breakfast, and come to school every day. 

If I can be of any assistance to you, please call me at 448-0175 or email me at choneycutt@ccps.us

With smiles,

Mrs. Honeycutt

 

I hope that everyone had a great, safe, and restful summer.

LCES Open House is August 30, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:00

 

We will begin Civics class this year with Character Traits.