601 Johnson Avenue
Bridgeport, WV 26330
This page last updated:
August 17, 2018
We are going to have an awesome year!
If you are in my math classes you will want to keep an eye out for information posted near the Math Minion!
If you are in my science/health classes you will want to keep an eye out for information in my Mad Science Lab towards the bottom of this page.
As we approach the first day of school you will find more information here.
You got this! 5th grade rocks! Let the fun begin!
Planning Period Rotation Schedule
Monday - Library
Tuesday - Gym
Wednesday - Music
Thursday - Computers/Technology
Friday - Libray
Contact Mrs. Trent:
This year you will push yourself to a whole new level! We will explore new ideas, new thought processes and strategies, and explore concepts. We'll take it slow, we'll talk about it, we'll practice, and we will "do the math".
Knowing your math facts, by memory, is crucial to working through 5th grade math problems. If you do not know all of your math facts I strongly urge you to start practicing right now! You can make your own flash cards, you can buy a set of flash cards at a dollar store, and you can find plenty of online apps that allow you to test your math fact knowledge. We will not review math facts or spend time reviewing basic multiplication - you should have mastered these skills.
Math is a journey - and it is one I will lead you through. We will work together throughout the year to develop your skills, open your mind, and explore math. Some of you may be afraid of math - that's ok! We'll work it out. Some of you may LOVE math - that's awesome! We will enahnce your love of all things math. Some of you may feel math is hard and you can't do it - nonsense! You CAN do it! And we will work on your skills to help you unlock the magical world of mathematics!
Parents: Harrison County has adopted a new math curriculum this year by the name of, "Everyday Math". There are seveal online components to this new curriculum including components parents and students can access at home. Please be patient as this new system is implemented. Student and Parent log in, passwords, etc. will be sent home as they are made available.
How it works: Look at the letter and schedule you received from Johnson Administration. Your child will have "block schedule" on even and odd days as noted in the schedule.
Why Block Schedule a Good Thing: Block schedule allows us to devote a larger chunk of time to hands-on experiences in the classroom. Students will spend time exploring concepts, conducting experiments, gathering and creating data, and exploring possible solutions to their theories and questions.
Still Can't Make Sense of the Block Schedule: No worries! Teachers are also adapting to the new schedule. The 5th grade team spends several days working with students helping them to understand their rotations, their schedules, and how those schedules work.