I have taught one year in second grade and I am currently on my 16th year of teaching 3rd grade. My favorite subject is math and all of my years have been completed here at Snively Elementary! I was born in Florida and grew up in the small town of Frostproof with five brothers and a sister. I have lived in Polk County my entire life. I have two sons who are 31 and 29 years of age. My daughter is 26 years old. My favorite things to do are read, photography, watch movies (and eat popcorn!), take walks, scour flea markets for bargains, and I LOVE TO TRAVEL. I have been to many places outside of the US such as Paris, Italy, Russia, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, Estonia, Egypt, Sweden, Ireland, Scotland, Finland, and Turkey. I've made many wonderful memories while traveling with my family. We always share a lot of laughs. I've also traveled to many states in our country. My students are always amazed when we study a famous landmark and I can share the pictures I took when I was there.
Mrs. Bracey -Fifth Grade teacher at Snively Elementary. Previous, she was our lab manager. She graduated from St. Leo University. She has been married for 7 years and has a son. She is an avid college football, tennis, and NASCAR fan and enjoys swimming, reading, baking and photography.
The emphasis for fifth grade is on reading, math, and science. One of the programs for reading is called Accelerated Reader. This program has students check out books from the media center or classroom library on their personal reading levels. When finished with their library book they are to use the computer to take a comprehension test on the book. Also, in our classrooms we have a tape assisted reading program which helps students with fluency and comprehension.
With fifth grade also focusing on math in the classroom, the students go to a lab two days a week for 45 minutes. In the computer lab, students use the Compass Odyssey Learning program to assist them with the individual math skills they need. Along with Math Point Quiz Show.
Science is another emphasis for us. Following the state standards in the classroom, the students work closely on material to help them in preparation for the FCAT. They also go to a science lab weekly to learn the scientific method which is essential to science learning.
We, fifth grade teachers, feel that fifth graders need a positive home-school relationship and we encourage parents to take an active part in their child’s education. We appreciate all parent contacts and hope to work together to improve the students’ education.
Our Favorite Links For Students
FCAT Explorer http://www.fcatexplorer.com/
Oswego Interactive Math Games http://www.oswego.org/staff/cchamber/techno/games.htm
Harcourt Publishers – Learning Site http://www.harcourtschool.com/index.html
Scholastic School Learning Site http://www.scholastic.com
Daily Math Questions for FCAT studyhttp://elementarypgms.brevard.k12.fl.us/Grade5Daily.pdf
AOL at School–Student Site http://www.aolatschool.com/students
Elementary Science Topics
Reading – Kids’ Labhttp://www.ahisd.net/campuses/cambridge/grade5/5thwebreading.htm
Oregon Trail http://www.learningcompany.com
Our Favorite Links For Parents
Florida Department of Education Sample FCAT Questions http://www.firn.edu/doe/sas/fcatrelease.html
Florida Department of Education http://www.fldoe.org/Default.asp?bhcp=1
- 90 min of reading
- 30 min lunch
- social studies
- 30 min AR reading
- Six (6) folders with brads
- Two (2) glue sticks
- One (1) box of pencils (12 pack)
- Two (2) spiral single subject notebooks with perforated edges
- 300 sheets of notebook paper (wide ruled)