In Science this week we have been studying a range of things from particle expansion to calories. We learned that particles expand when they get hot and they contract when they get cold. I didn’t know that there was so much science involved with something like water.
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News from the Social Studies Department (By Sydney):
In social studies we watched the week in rap and we are learning about Canada!
News from the Math Department (By Henry):
We are learning how to find area and perimeter. Area is b*h and we have a quiz on Friday.
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By Alfredo):
In reader’s workshop we are reading iditarod packets. Once we finish we receive a sheet that we have to complete. That’s about it…. yup.
News from the Writer's Workshop Department (By Troy):
We are doing a prompt writing about going on a vacation. We are actually in the middle of it right now.
News from the Music Department (By Trenton):
In music we are working on the melody and harmony of Lean On Me.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Taylor):
In gym, we are learning bowling skills and working on them. We just moved back from the original foul line. We are also learning on how to keep the bowling ball straight.
News from the Art Department (By Eva):
In art we are working on wrapping string around a rope. We can make a bowl or a figure.
Free Choice Area (By Hailey E.):
We finished our map of the Iditarod trail. We made our fantsay teams for the Iditarod and we are working on our Idita-read spreadsheets to read more miles than our musher in a day or weekend.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer):
This weekend looks to be an epic one. Let’s all wish Mr. Chuck Norris a happy birthday on Saturday. In your own way I hope you go out and enjoy the wonderful warm weather this weekend.
Please log onto Skyward to see your child’s grades now. I will be checking the sign in status of each account in one week. One week after that I will be checking in on those who have not checked yet.
We are one week into the Iditarod race and it has been amazing this year. A lot of changes, one musher gave mouth to mouth to one of his dogs and saved his dog’s life, surprise changes, you name it. Keep reading hard this weekend students to help you team win the championship purse in the 2012 Idita-Read as well. For more information on the Iditarod, go to www.iditarod.com.
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