Sunday, October 25, 2015

News 10/26-10/30

Dates to Remember:

  • Costume Dress-up day is October 30th. Costume contest during lunch.
  • AdV Parent Information Meeting - November 18 @ 4:00 p.m. 

All students are invited to participate in homework center. If you need my help specifically for to schedule a quiz re-take, you must make an appointment with me via e-mail.

Classroom News

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5th grade
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7th grade

BirdBrain Readings have started. Remember you can re-take a reading as many times as needed until the due date (Fridays at 2:30).

5th Science

Interdependence of organisms: As we take on Avery Une's cause to save the rainforest from Mr. Cuttatree's plans to build the Uppity Resort we will continue to explore photosynthesis. We will then begin our journey of discovery, understanding the role of different organisms in an ecosystem by visiting the California coast and talking about the Humboldt squid. What role does he play? Why is he important? These are some of the questions you will be able to answer by the end of the week.

6th Science

Severe Weather. We have begun our journey to uncover "The Safest Place in America". This week you will discover what causes wildfires, hurricanes and tornados. You will examine these severe storms in terms of the landscape necessary for them to occur, and be able to determine why some states in America are prone to these occurrences, while others are not. Be ready with your thinking caps on and collect your evidence!

7th Science

Cells'RUs - We know that cells come from other cells. But how? More importantly what can we do when the process goes wrong? This week we will answer those question as we investigate three potential treatments for cancer! Which one will you choose? What evidence do you have that your chosen treatment is in fact the "best"? Be ready to "engage in argument from evidence" as we explore how cells divide.

8th Engineering
This week you will continue to work on your entries for  Exploravision,  Lexus Eco Challenge, or DuPont challenge. Use your planning sheets to develop winning entries. Check your competition website often. You do not want to be disqualified on a technicality.