Mrs. Barbara Hollish
Primary and Intermediate Schools Gifted Support Teacher
Upper Moreland School District
215-325-1700 ext. 6230

"Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure they become everything that they can."

-Carol Tomlinson, author of The Differentiated Classroom

What do we have for Super Star Math Homework?

No Superstar Math this week
for the week of May 21st:



No Superstar Math this week


No Superstar Math this week


No Superstar Math this week


No Superstar Math this week


Please come prepared each week with your Superstar Math.

Problems are due by Thursday for in-class review Remember- even attempts get star credit!

Please attempt to make corrections on Thursday nights by showing or explaining your work. Simply changing the answer and stating that you misunderstood or made a calculation error is not sufficient evidence to show your rethinking and understanding of the problem. Remember, the best part of making a mistake is what we can learn from it!

Corrections are due Friday for full credit.

Take time to put forth the extra effort that it takes to review your answers and apply new learning!

Remember- The more you use your brain, the more brain you'll have to use!

What was our focus this week in class?



For this past week of May 14th:

First Grade:

First graders are finishing the publication of their famous person project. Next week we will share our final work.

Second Grade:

Students are writing a piece on the similarities and differences we have found between our area and our artifact box exchange partner class in Middleton, Massachusetts at the Howe-Manning Elementary School. This final piece will highlight what we have learned!

Third Grade:

This week third graders worked to read mysteries which can be solved using good text analysis of suspect and crime scene information and forensic evidence! We have already solved a burglary at a book fair with DNA evidence and a theft at a football game with fingerprint clues!

Fourth Grade:

The kids continue to evaluate their Google Slide presentations on a variety of legacy topics. This is part of the final evaluation component of the Big 6 Research Process. The kids have been using each other's presentations now to learn more about the legacies of people such as Ben Franklin, Milton Bradley, Steve Jobs, Jane Goodall, Clara Barton and Theodore Roosevelt.

Fifth Grade:

Fifth graders have been extremely busy this week, however had time to show off their creative sides by designing business cards for their chosen career and also helped to label artifacts for our district time capsule. What a huge help they were! Please see below for slide presentation from the middle school transition night.

"Whether you think you can or think you can't- you are right." -Henry Ford
Announcements, Resources, & Reminders: = =

First Grade:

Second Grade:

Third Grade:

Fourth Grade:

Fifth Grade:

Click on file for Thursday evening's Middle School LEAP Transition Night Information

Here are a few great websites for all grades to try:

Mensa for Kids


Make Me Genius

Check out these great alternatives to video games from our UM PAGE group's parent support meeting:

Beyond Video Games presentation by Karen Hanssens and Michelle Lutz