I hope everyone enjoyed the snow day yesterday! We've been busy here getting back in the swing of things, but the extra day off was certainly a nice surprise. Please make sure your child is bringing appropriate clothing for recess. As long as the temperature is above 10 degrees we will be going outside. Snow boots are required to be in the snow!
Here's an outline of what we will be working on in the upcoming week. Please feel free to email me with any questions.
Math - Students will learn how to multiply mixed numbers this week. We will then review topic 8 and prepare for the topic 8 test - which will take place the following week.
Reading - We will finish our class novel, "Number the Stars" and students will take a final test on the story.
Science - We will continue to work with a variety of solutions. The students will determine concentration of these solutions by testing volume and mass.
Social Studies - In Mrs. King's class, students are learning about all of the events that let up to the declaration of war against Great Britain.
Writing - We will begin a persuasive writing project that lets students act as a travel agent to plan a once in a lifetime vacation....then they have to try and persuade you to take them!
Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday. Enjoy the long weekend!
Our first STEM challenge was a big hit! Students were tasked with making a pipeline that would carry water from a tank built on stilts, to a collection tank. The tricky part was to do this with MINIMAL leaks and only the limited supplies given. Students quickly learned that gravity was the force that would assist them with this challenge. They were quite creative in their designs and modifications. Each group was successful in completing this challenge - an impressive feat for our first STEM activity!!