Monday, June 18, 2018

What A Week!

What a busy and fun few weeks we've had! Last week was our Starbase Launch, DARE Graduation, and our Bayside field trip. We also welcomed parents into the classroom to check out our Genius Hour projects that we've been working on for the last month. We had everything from a soda machine, a vending machine, an aqua scape, personal fans, to students learning about the solar system and how to hatch baby chics. The students worked hard and learned a lot in the process. Thanks to the parents came by MBS for any of the events last week. Also a special thanks to Hilary Davis who brought in two of her rescue dogs for the class to visit with. Here are a few pictures (and one video) of the week's events. It's been a great year!

Starbase Launch Prep:

Showing off our Genius Hour Projects:

Launch time:

A video of Julianna's launch:

Fun after DARE Graduation:

Bayside Beach:

Penelope and Lily:

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Classroom Visit

If you are able to come to school for either DARE Graduation on Wednesday, or our Starbase rocket launch on Tuesday please feel free to stop in the classroom for a few minutes afterwards. You can check out your student's Chesapeake Bay specie slide show, and if they created a genius hour project, you can see that as well! Hope to see you!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Ft. Ticonderoga Reminder

Our field trip to Ft. Ticonderoga is tomorrow! Please remember that students need to be at school by 7:45-55 because we are leaving at 8:00 promptly. Students should have a bag lunch with no glass. Please dress appropriately for the weather. If students are leaving Ft. Ticonderoga with a friend's parent after the field trip, they must have a signed note from their parent. There is a gift shop at Ft. Ticonderoga, however we are encouraging educational purchases only. If a student chooses to buy a non-appropriate school item such as a weapon, it must be kept with an adult for the bus ride home.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Field Day!

Check out the fun we had on Friday during Field Day! A huge thanks to Ms. Eastman and Mr. Kluk for organizing this fun day!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Science SBAC

A reminder to families that our class will be taking the Science SBAC test tomorrow and Thursday. We will only be doing morning sessions. The students are allowed to bring sugarless gum or mints on the testing days.  Each student will need a pair of earbuds. I have some here at school, however they are not as comfortable as some others out there.
This is a lot of testing!  Please try to make sure your child gets plenty of sleep. A good breakfast can also be very helpful to fuel them through the morning!
There will be no homework on testing days.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Unit 7 Math Test

The Unit 7 math test will be next week. The following skills will be assessed:

  • Multiplying mixed numbers by fractions, whole numbers, and mixed numbers
  • Finding the areas of rectangles with fractional side lengths
  • Using common denominators to divide fractions
  • Using categories and subcategories to think about properties of shapes
  • Classifying figures in a hierarchy
  • Using rules to continue patterns and write rules for relationships in in/out tables
  • Writing ordered pairs from a table and graphing the points