Thursday, May 31 -Longboarding 5.4 AM, 5.3 PM
Please remember to bring helmets, proper clothing, footwear, lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, and water bottle.
Wednesday, June 6- Band Instrument Rental Evening (6PM)
Friday, June 8 - No School
Tuesday, June 12- Longboarding 5.3 AM, 5.4 PM
Tuesday, June 19th- EXPOsition of learning (after school, more details to come)
Math: This week we continued to explore algebra and how we can use variables to represent unknown values. We will be having a short check-in on Tuesday of next week.
Science: This week students worked on graphing the results from the Penny Lab and explored the concept of surface tension. In addition, we looked at chemical separation using the technique of chromatography. HOMEWORK: I have asked students who have not yet finished the graphing and analysis questions to try their best to complete it over the weekend and submit it to FreshGrade.
Humanities: We started the week by selecting a novel to read for the last book study of the year. The students selected a book to read from a collection of classroom books. The books varied by genre and length, but they all feature characters that possess traits that are important for success in the 21st century. This is a project allows the students to grow in their independence, as it is self paced. There is guidance and coaching around planning and organization. This 4 week outline is posted on the humanities freshgrade page. Students also worked on their history project. The documentary, historic minute or book is Due June 4th.
Band instrument choice
Students had the opportunity to try out all the instruments that they can choose from for the grade 6 band next year. They were asked to have a discussion about their choices at home. Please discuss their top three instrument choices for next year in grade 6 band. Every effort will be made to match students with an instrument that is of interest to them and one that is suited to them. Finally, we must ensure the proper instrumentation to provide success to each student and the band program as a whole. Efforts will be made to ensure their first choice. However, students must understand they may end up playing the second or third choice as approved by the band teacher. We will be having the students make their top 3 choices next week.
June Procedures: As the final month of school approaches there are a few things to keep in mind for a successful closing to the grade 5 year.