Homestretch

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We have rounded third and are in a full sprint toward home! Baseball analogies aside, the month of May has been more than memorable. Here are some of the highlights:

Portfolio Day never disappoints. After nine years of portfolio presentations, I continue to be blown away by our amazing students and the confidence when speaking  publicly about their learning.

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 Math and Science at Six Flags

Newton’s Laws came alive at Six Flags as kids experienced speed, acceleration and momentum first hand!

 

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BIG BEND

Our trip to Big Bend was incredible. All who participated experienced physical, social, and emotional awareness and growth.

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KIDS IN THE CREEK

This month the students enjoyed trips to the creek that included lessons on water quality, creek invertebrates, and creek geology. We even picked up a tadpole and turtle!

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EIGHTH GRADE SCIENCE

This month has been all about waves: sound, light, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Pictured here students conduct a consumer lab designed to discover which light bulb is the most economical.

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SIXTH GRADE SCIENCE

Earth science students are investigating Earth’s weather and atmosphere while focusing on density and heat transfer (conduction, radiation, and convection).

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Roy and Lue explore the relationship between temperature and density.
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Roy collects data on radiation and temperature.
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Carlos and Noah notice water takes the longest to heat up.
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Nir solves the density puzzle.

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SIXTH GRADE MATH

We are presently working on our last unit: Area of two and three-dimensional figures. This week we will finish our unit while also devoting time to test review.

 

 

*******This week in class we will focus on review for our cumulative exams in both math and science. Remember to encourage your child to study a little each night to prepare for the exams.