Sunday, November 1, 2015

News 11/2-11/6

Dates to Remember:

END OF TERM: 11/13. Last day to turn things in 11/12.

  • AdV Parent Information Meeting - November 18 @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Turkey Trot will be held in PE on Thursday, November 19th - Invite your parents to sign up to help during this event using this link

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
6th grade
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: This week is all about different relationships in an ecosystem. We will analyze the flow of energy , and continue to symbiosis. You will be asked to analyze a case study and present it to your peers. What happens when Mother Nature intervenes in a food web?
Due: Nov 20

6th Science

Severe Weather. We continue our journey to uncover "The Safest Place in America". Prepare to analyze tsunamis, earthquakes, floods and winter storms. What makes each severe weather type so dangerous? What makes winter storms in Alaska so different from the ones in the East Coast? Be ready with your evidence! Due Nov. 18

7th Science

Human Body Redesign - We begin the Human Body 2.0 project, by talking about how cells become tissues, then organs, then organ systems and finally organisms. You will then get ready to redesign the human body by first studying each system and explaining how its structure affects its function (or is it the other way around?). Bring your thinking caps, you will need them!

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.