Author Archives: Joanna Holmes

Year End Activities

Dear 5Th Grade Families, Can you believe we are in the final stretch of 5th grade and our time at Palencia Elementary School?! What a fun year it has been!  The teachers, homeroom moms, and some other parent volunteers, are working … Continue reading

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New Science Unit

Big Idea 14-Organization and Development of Living Organisms   In this unit, students will be using an App called Virtuali-tee.  They will be allowed to bring a smart phone or an ipad into the classroom for a few lessons.  The … Continue reading

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End-of-the-Year Parent Committee

Parent Committee Now Forming!          It is time to start planning for special fifth grade end-of-the-year activities!  We are so proud of the students and want to reward them for their hard work in elementary school.  We know you are … Continue reading

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New Standards in Science

We are excited to be starting a new unit in Science that focuses on weather, climate and weather patterns.  We are looking forward to using Palencia’s Weather STEM to help the students understand all about weather and the tools used … Continue reading

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STEM Fair Project Due Dates

All students are required to complete a STEM Fair Project at home.  The primary goal is to promote innovative use of science, technology engineering, and mathematics to solve real world problems.  We will begin on January 7th when the packets … Continue reading

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Unit 8 Science Test Wednesday

Hello parents! This is just a reminder that the last test for the first quarter in Science is Wednesday, 10/10/2018.  Students should have brought home their Benchmark Review that we did in class today to study.  They also need to … Continue reading

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Science Test – Unit 5

We just wanted to remind you that there is a test in Science on Unit 5 on Tuesday.  The students will also have a vocabulary quiz and the words are in their journals, on Edmodo in the folders, and in … Continue reading

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Science and Social Studies Curriculum Chat Power Point

For any parents that were not able to attend our Curriculum Chats, below is the Power Point we used to present important information. Palencia Open House 2018

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Science Update

Hello Family Members! Science is going to be very exciting this year.  With our program HMH Florida Science, we’ll explore the solar system, weather and climate, matter–the material everything is made from, energy, electricity, and motion, as well as plants, … Continue reading

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