Monday, February 22, 2016

Morning Math Support!

Just a reminder that there will be morning math support continuing on Tuesday mornings at 8 am.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

February "Yard Sale"!

February “Yard Sale!”

     The Fifth Grade Kindness Committee is  working on a fundraiser which will benefit the World Wildlife Federation. This isn't an actual yard sale. The Kindness Committee borrowed the idea.  Regular yard sales are held on a sunny day, outside, and on someone’s front lawn. The only difference our “yard sale” has is that we will be doing it in the cafeteria and it will be the middle of winter. The way this will work is that kids will bring in money, and for each dollar they donate they get a ticket. On Friday, February 12th, the kids will turn in their tickets and get toys, games, books, clothes, and school supplies in exchange. Doing this will help the Amur Leopard, a leopard that is being hunted down for its soft skin. There are 50 or more left in the wild. Today, there are lots of endangered animals in the world. Bring in money, and we will help other animals and you can get something good too!

Thank you, Ananya,  for this fantastic post!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Testable Questions!

5th graders are creating "testable questions" in science class.  The questions we will test are:

Can a plant live without certain parts?
Can a plant grow in clay, sand, or gravel?
Can a plant live on a diet of Propel, orange juice, Alka Seltzer or lemon juice?

Below are pictures of students making predictions and writing down the materials they will need to carry out their experiments.