Extended Break Resources

  • Wonders online: This is a great way to look at what we would be reading if we were in school right now. You can access it by going to https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com//school/6g5e and using your student’s login information (found in the inside cover of their agenda).
  • Edmentum: This resource is tailored to help your student with what they are ready to learn RIGHT NOW in Language, Reading and Math regardless of whether it is at, above, or below grade level. You can access Edmentum by going to https://login.edmentum.com/ez/STJSPH/16, clicking on their name, and entering their passcode (which is found on the inside of your child’s agenda).
  • Xtramath: This is an app your child uses in school.   You can download for free on your tablet, or go to xtramath.org.  If you need your child’s 4 digit pin, please email me and I will send it to you.
  • Pearson: This will allow the student to access their math resources and science resources. There are games, videos, and additional practice pages your child can explore. You can access this resource by going to https://www.pearsonrealize.com/, clicking “sign in”, and entering your child’s username and password (which is located on the cover of their agenda).
  • Students hopefully can access getepic.com      , be selecting Mrs. Hendrix as their teacher, enter Class Code: bmy7161 and then locate their name. If you need to register, my teacher email used was michelle.hendrixs@sjs-amherst.org.  I have assigned some books that they can read having to do with the Oregon Trail.
  • Students can also practice their typing on typing.com.  They can pick up where they last left off.  (login information is in the cover of their agenda)
  • Students can also log into Prodigy.  This is always a class favorite.

The Water Cycle in a Bag!

We have been learning about the water cycle and today created the water cycle in a bag!  We reviewed evaporation, condensation, and precipitation and created a study guide on the entire process.


Moon Phases Madness

When we look up in the sky at night and observe the moon, we are seeing the sunlight that is reflected on the moon.  As it circles the Earth, we see only a portion of the lit up side.  We read a book called Moon In A Month by Tracy Nelson Maurer.

The class was paired off and in charge of cutting out the phases of the moon and properly labeling and gluing them on the Moon Phases sheet.  All this is in preperation of the main activity using OREO’S!!!!!

They will discover that creating the moon phases is more tempting than they thought!






New Year with new and exciting things ahead

Starting off the New Year with some creative building and some computer coding!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

STEM Challenge: Can we make a bridge to hold a Gingerbread Man???

Why, yes we did!



Happy Thanksgiving

Pumpkins…Pumpkins and more Pumpkins

This month we began by making a foldable about pumpkins!  We studied about pumpkins and learned a lot of pumpkin facts.  We measured pumpkin circumferences,  estimated how tall our pumpkins were with cubes and then measured to get the best actual height, the life cycle and a vote on how people like to eat pumpkins.  At the end of the month, students estimated the number of seeds they thought their pumpkin had and then all the fun.  We cut them open and counted all the seeds for an actual count.  Students estimated very low and were surprised the number of seeds in each pumpkin! We answered questions about our pumpkin relating to our senses.

Amherst Sandstone Village

Today we went to the Amherst Historical Society and Sandstone Village.  We have been studying the history of Amherst and its earliest inhabitants.    We spent time in the Quigley Museum.  The house built by Mr. Quigley back in the 1820’s.  We walked to the Harris/Dute house and explored a house of long ago.  The students spent some time in the one-room schoolhouse and experienced lessons in spelling and cursive.  We also had time in the St.George Chapel, the Blacksmith Shop, the Ferrier Shop and Machine shop, and the caboose.  It was a great day to see the things the students were learning about.

Flex Day 9-13-19

Following along with some science topics, we have been discussing the basic needs of people and animals. One of the needs of both is having shelter.  Students were to create a shelter for a family of hikers that got stuck in a rainstorm.  They had only $10 to spend on materials that would keep their gear dry.  Once they decided what to buy, they paid and began to create their shelter following the design cycle.  We will test their design next week to see if they can hold up to the rain.  Water will be dropped over the top of the shelter to see if the family stays dry!!