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Jessica Waters, Fifth Grade Math and Science

Jessica is in her fifth year at Bradford Prep and her only regret is that she missed Bradford's first year. Previously, she taught in Augusta, GA for four years before moving to CMS for an additional four years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Education. Jessica's strengths are in scheduling and planning. She enjoys taking the lead in field trips and other areas of organized chaos.  Her goal this year is to demonstrate leadership skills while showing a passion and love for teaching and her students.  Jessica lives in Charlotte with her husband, Mike. She has 5 cats and 1 dog. She particularly enjoys board games and reading (and of course, Harry Potter!)  Her favorite drink is Coca-Cola.
Teacher License Status:Standard Professional.
 
 

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All grades and assignments are postponed until further notice

Good afternoon,
As we adjust to this new norm of distance learning, we are going to pause on our due dates and we have already paused on grades for Quarter 3 (per the state)
 
I will give an updated due date for the Obscure Country Project once we get into the swing of things with Distance Learning.
 
Thanks SO much for your patience and kindness as we navigate these Waters..

Monday 3/16

Good morning parents/guardians,
What a weekend!  I hope you and your families are well. I missed seeing the smiling faces today.  
I wanted to share some free resources for science in case your kids are bored without school to entertain them =)  Many of these companies are offering their services for free during this time of school closures-which is quite admirable.
 
https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning <-- great website for question based learning.
 
www.brainpop.com <-- kids have a log-in
 
https://www.twigsciencetools.com/  <-- another great site for information.
 
studyjams.com <-- free site with videos
 
We are still studying weather: cold fronts/warm fronts, high/low pressure, land/sea breezes, clouds (cirrus, stratus, cumulus, cumulonimbus, nimbostratus), weather tools (anemometer, barometer, rain gauge, hygrometer, wind vane, thermometer), La Nina/El Nino, global winds/currents (prevailing westerlies, jet stream, gulf stream). Students should maintain an understanding of the water cycle, including the understanding of temperature changes (evaporation--water heats up; condensation--water cools down).
 
I fully trust our administration to guide us in this time based on the information they are given.  I truly believe we are all doing our best.
 
Happy day to you!
Jessica Waters
 

A youtube video for Country Project is due by March 18th

Students are working on a country project. They are unable to access youtube at school. Therefore, with PARENT PERMISSION, students should select a youtube video that gives an accurate representation of their country (like video footage of the country, landmarks, sites of the country).  The video should not exceed 5 minutes.  It should be more than 2 minutes.
 
They should then put the link into their presentation (while at home).  
 
The rubric has been changed to include only ONE video.  The video length should be 2-5 minutes.  The video should be a visual representation of the country.
 
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Chess Club Grades 2-6

Bradford is offering a chess club for grades 2-6!  As of right now, we can only have 24 students, unless we have some additional parents who are willing to volunteer as support. 
(If you're interested in volunteering to help with chess club one day a week--please email Mrs. Waters: jessica.waters@bradfordprep.org
 
Sign up will be open through March 12th.  First day of chess club will be Thursday March 19th
 

Spread the Word Tees!

For 5th grade--Mrs. Waters will collect t-shirt money in the morning before 8:15 a.m.; the shirts will be given out at lunch time the same day.
 
Note from our Best Buddies Club!'

⭐️ Spread the word to end the word day is March 4th -
NEXT WEDNESDAY!! Help us Spread the Word to end the Word by buying one of these AWESOME shirts designed by the Best Buddies Club💙Best Buddies will be selling these super cool t-shirts for $10 during lunches!
5th -12th Grade Students are allowed to wear this shirt instead of their uniform shirt on March 4th,, and it can be used as a PE shirt too! Help us spread the word to end the word ✨
Questions? Email Elise.Mooney@Bradfordprep.org

Chess Club

K-6 families.  We are excited to get a chess club up and running.  We are looking for parent volunteers to help run the club once a week from 4:00-5:00PM.  The day of the week is yet to be determined.  We are also in need of some chess boards to be used weekly.  We currently have a staff sponsor but would love to have some parents willing to help out consistently.  If you are interested in helping, please reach out to Mr. Locke for more information.  Once we have more information finalized, we will send out a link for students to sign up.

Ecosystem Packet Due and Istation Upcoming

Ecosystems Packets were given on Friday and students were given class time to complete them; they are due tomorrow 2/25
 
Istation Math will take place Monday 3/2
Istation RDG will take place Tuesday 3/3
 
Fort Caswell is coming up 3/9-3/10.
I will post a packing list reminder and some helpful additions.

Ecosystem Packet Due and Istation Upcoming

Ecosystems Packets were given on Friday and students were given class time to complete them; they are due tomorrow 2/25
 
Istation Math will take place Monday 3/2
Istation RDG will take place Tuesday 3/3
 
Fort Caswell is coming up 3/9-3/10.
I will post a packing list reminder and some helpful additions.

Human Body Study Guide_answerKey

Students have a Human Body Unit Test on Wednesday 2/12/20
They have many notes in their notebooks and can take those home any day to review.
Attached is an additional guide intended to support.
Students should know the systems components, the major functions of each system, and how the systems interact.
 
Students will also have some test questions over cells and review material (such as heat, genetics, ecosystems, etc.)
Office Hours: Tuesday 7:25-8:10 
Please email before arrival.