Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Marshmallow Challenge

 During our first day, students tested their problem solving skills by working in teams to create the tallest tower using only: 1 marshmallow, 20 dry spaghetti noodles, 1 yard of tape and 1 yard of string.  We used the 5-step STEM challenge model for the process, which includes ASK, IMAGINE, PLAN, CREATE & IMPROVE.  No lack of creativity from this group of 5th graders:)

The tallest tower built by our team so far is 26.5 inches!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Meet Mr. Bergin on 8/24!

Dear Parents/Guardians and students in my homeroom,

I would like to offer you the chance to 'meet and greet' me next Thursday, August 24 between 3.15 and 4.15, in room 215. 

I am really excited to start here at Weatherbee, and it would be great for me to see as many of you as possible then.

Kind regards,
Mr. Bergin

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Supply List for 2017-2018

It will be very helpful if each student has the following school supplies for the first day of school: 
2 ONE-SUBJECT NOTEBOOKs: (Please – no Trapper Keepers or large binders)
2 small composition notebooks: (for reading journal & math journal) 
2 three-ring binders (1”-1 1⁄2 “): (used as a subject area portfolio, ELA & Math) 
PENCILS: Students will need lots of pencils and erasers. 
OPTIONAL: Scissors, crayons, markers, or colored pencils, white board markers, Sharpies, glue sticks, glue (for individual use and/or extras to share for community use), tissues, paper towels, or Clorox wipes 

Things Mrs. Felice needs to supply her STEM Maker’s Lab (also Optional):  craft sticks (big & small), cardboard tubes, straws, craft foam, pipe cleaners, cardstock, masking tape, small bowls or cups, modeling clay, uncooked spaghetti noodles, wooden blocks, recycled caps from milk/juice/soda, fishing line, metal washers in various sizes, matchbox cars or anything else you think might be interesting to work with:)

**PLEASE NOTE** Students DO NOT need to bring $money$ for planner and folder.

Thursday, July 27, 2017


The first day of school is Tuesday, August 29th!  Your 5th grade team teachers are Mrs. Felice and Mr. Bergin.  Mrs. Felice will teach Math, Science & Social Studies and Mr. Bergin will teach Reading, Writing & Spelling.  We are very happy that you will be on our team this fall!  We are looking forward to a fun and exciting school year.