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Welcome to Mrs. Allen's Fifth Grade Science Class!

This school year will be a new adventure for us all. I am back in the classroom after spending 7 years as the Science/STEM Lab teacher.  My partner teachers are Miss Jenkins and Ms. McGaha. Most of you already know me; but for those who don't, check out my "About the Teacher" page for more information about me and my family. I am very excited to be able to spend more time with you as we explore science together.

 This Week in Science: August 19-23

We will be completing centers on Monday and Tuesday.  These centers will help the students better understand the physical properties of matter, the states of matter an how they change, and measurement of matter.  On Wednesday we will be test prepping using a graphic organizer, a multiple choice study guide key, and a revision of the flashcards.  Our Matter unit test will be on Thursday.  On Friday we will review the test and will complete an engineering design challenge.


Important Information

* Thank you for returning data cards and parent surveys. 100% of my students have returned these! Awesomeness!

*PTO forms are due this week.  Please choose an area that you can help with if you are willing to help with PTO events this year.  If you cannot come to the school but are still willing to help, please indicate that on the form.

*Snacks will be sold daily for $1.00 each beginning on Monday, August 12.

*Please try to have notebooks, binders, and dividers as soon as possible.

They will be used everyday in the language arts, math, and science classes.




 Home Connections

Parents have numerous opportunities to expose their children to STEM related concepts, thus supporting the learning that takes place in the classroom.

Children can build, design, and create new inventions with household materials and objects in nature or brainstorm ways to solve a problem.

You could start small by implementing Math Mondays, Technology Tuesdays, Engineering Wednesdays, Science Thursdays, or Fun Fridays.


Here are some great websites for STEM related activities:

Design Squad at PBS

Treasure Engineering at Big



Brainpop Jr.


Crash Course Kids