Sunday, January 24, 2016

News 01/25-01/29

Dates to Remember:

  • Alternative Programs Information Faire - January 26 - 6:30 - 7:00 PM - Herman Cafeteria. If you know of a student or family that is interested in AdVENTURE or any of the other programs in the district, invite them to come meet us.
  • February 1 is a teacher development day. No students in school.
  • Semester grades will be mailed out soon. 

Classroom News

Birdbrain resumes for all this week. 
5th graders have a weekly blog
6th and 7th graders will do WAC.

Cumulative XP:

5th Science - Castle

Matter: We will finish up our M&M explorations and move on to states and properties of matter. Once again, we will have labs most of the week, so come prepared with your observation skills. Can you identify a powder by looking at it closely, or by crushing it? Can you tell the difference between curious crystals? Your observation skills will be put to the test.

6th Science - Enchanted Forest

Source to Mouth. We continue to explore different features of rivers, and discover how a river changes due to age or slope. We will also dam our rivers and see what happens when people dump toxic waste near a river. Can you prevent your river from becoming polluted? Thursday you will receive your WAC assignment. Make sure you hone in on the benefits and damages caused by dams!

7th Science - Laboratory

Genetics. You will continue to work on your Genetics project. Your debates should be almost ready. You have worked hard to understand these difficult topics and should be ready to take a stand. The debates themselves were moved to next week to accommodate our WAC writing, which will begin on Thursday. You have the information since you prepared for your debate. It is just a matter of committing your ideas to paper.

8th Engineering - Website
You will continue your work on the YSC project. Finish up brainstorming ideas and get ready to select ONE. Your choice will determine the course of the rest of your project, so make sure you have a clear purpose and that you are able to fully take ownership of its development from idea to finished product.