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Bear Story from 5th Grade

Our fifth grade students have started working with Vocabulary Workshop - a great resource for new, exciting words.

Working with the Antinori/Dunkel block, I'll be making extra writing assignments for AIG reading students.

Our first story was about bears - appropriate with all the local sightings.
I asked students to write their own bear story, here's a good one!


MY BEAR STORY  (THIS IS COMPLETELY TRUE!)
So one nice sunny Saturday, me and my mom had just had a little scuffle about who knows what. I was still annoyed so I blundered into the backseat of the solitary van since my dad,a veteran artist had already left for work. Soon after I got into the car my mom came and got into the front seat. We decided to cancel some of our plans to do something fun so we started throwing out lots of ideas and rejecting lots of ideas.
All of a sudden my mom realized she had forgotten her keys. She head back inside but forgot to close the driver’s seat door. So I thought it doesn’t mat…

Meet the Teacher 2018

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A glorious Meet the Teacher Day at Ira B. Jones Elementary! Great weather, families, and  Ms. Cain and Dr. Patterson working the crowd!   Get a Kona Ice?  Thanks to those who could come out, and everyone else - we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!



5th Grade Farewell

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Farewell 5th graders, off to middle schools as rising sixth graders! Here are some snaps of your are from The Great Ocean Rescue. Such lovely work! Make us proud in your future endeavors!






5th Grade Math Enrichment

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Not just a math guru to Jones students, Julie Brown is MY math guru! Here she is working with small groups of fifth graders. Julie and I were able to do some ability grouping within whole-group instruction for classes - using great math materials from Ed Zacarro. Thanks, Ms. Brown for everything!




AMS Transition

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All fifth grade AIG students had the pleasure of meeting with Ms. Jo Landreth, my opposite number at Asheville Middle School. Ms. Landreth met with these students to discuss the transition to middles school and answer any/all questions about next year.

It is always a pleasure to have Ms. Landreth on campus! Ask your kids about this opportunity!



NOETIC Math Contest Winners!

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NOETIC Math Contest
33669 total participants in grades 2-8
7836 4th graders
772 schools in 47 states
Team Winner - top score for IBJ (IBJ 90)
Honor Roll - scores of 85 or better (1 IBJ student)
Honorable Mention - scores of 60-80 (13 at IBJ)
Participation - scores between 0 and 55 (10 at IBJ)

NOETIC @ IBJ
24 4th graders
Median:  60 Mean:  57.0833 Range:  60 Mode:  60
Team Winner - top score for IBJ (IBJ 90) Honor Roll - scores of 85 or better (1 at IBJ student) Honorable Mention - scores of 60-80 (13 at IBJ)
Participation - scores between 0 and 55 (10 at IBJ)

TEAM WINNER AND NATIONAL HONOR ROLL RECIPIENT AND FAMILY!

3rd Grade: Fat Cat

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This is a story about Fat Cat. Third graders began our latest work with this single clue as to the code used for Fat Cat's story.  The story, however, was not complete until students used the code (with their own creativity and art work) to craft an ending.
Here are a couple of examples. Check 'em out!