• 3rd-6th Science,  No Category

    Chemistry and Physics, 3rd – 6th grade

    Reading Begin reading Electrifying our World. We will have a special speaker, Derek McGill, teaching our class. With this being his area of expertise, I believe this Friday will be a very interesting class! It would be great if the kids have some previous knowledge before his presentation on Friday. So, feel free to read the entire chapter, if you’d like. Science Fair For this week, our goal is to begin gathering your resources and request any library books you may need. We need to have everything together by the start date in two weeks (meaning a question, resources, and supplies). I would like for them to read about their…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Elementary Chemistry and Physics

    Some aren’t getting my emails. So, here’s what I emailed everyone for this week.   Reading Begin the Thermal Energy chapter. Science Fair –  Date: April 5 This week in class, we will begin discussing the scientific method: Question, Hypothesis, Procedure, Data, Conclusion. Please read over the first part, “Question” with your child (see below). I want to make sure they really understand this concept as they develop a project for the science fair. For those who have already decided a topic, please come to class ready to share your “Question.” For those who haven’t decided a topic, this guidance in developing a question may be helpful. For the undecided,…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Elementary Chemistry and Physics

    Your child should have a letter and a syllabus from me. Since everything is listed on the syllabus, I will not be posting assignments here. If there are any updates or changes, I plan to email. You should have received an email from me already. If you did not, let me know. Thanks! Week Date Chapter Reading Home Assignments 1 8/13  – 8/17 Chemistry and Physics Matter Pages 15 – 21 Try This, p.20* 2 8/20 – 8/24 Chemistry and Physics Matter Finish the chapter Try This, p.22 Try This, p.25 Try This, p.26 3 8/27 – 8/31 Moving Matter Pages 30 – 35 Take Quiz 1 Try This, p.32…

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    Land Animals

    Practice your part for the program. Some are still having to think about what they are going to say. I sent home the extra pages from the book that we did not have time for. These are totally optional, for those who like filling them out. They can bring them Friday to add to the Science binder. We’ve had a great year! I have so enjoyed your children. Have a wonderful summer! Kristen

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Land Animals

    For this week, finish reading the Gastropods and Worms chapter. Also, please practice your parts for the program. This past Friday, there were a few who didn’t know what they were going to say. Most could tell me a couple sentences on the spot. However, it would be better to be fully prepared on that day, so there’s not stalling to think of something to say. The syllabus says there’s a field trip this Friday, but there is not. That field trip was the Celebrate Wildlife Day at the Natchez Trace that got moved up. Sorry for any confusion.

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    Land Animals

    Gastropods and Worms Please begin reading our last chapter! And, of course, since it’s spring, go out and find some worms to bring to class Friday!! Fun!! Fun!!  We’ll be comparing our worms to see if we all found the same kind or different kinds. End of the Year Program On Friday, we discussed the end-of-the-year program. Each student needs to be prepared to say 2-5 sentences: “One of my favorite animals we learned about is the _________. The reason it is my favorite is _______________ .” Some have asked to read from a paragraph we wrote in class about our special presentations. Either option is fine with me. Since we’ll…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Land Animals

    Happy Spring!     Welcome Arthropods! Hoping for some beautiful spring weather this week! Encourage your children to get outside! Let them discover and explore this week! Take pictures of spider webs and send them to me. Catch an insect, centipede or millipede (no worms, slugs, or snails, those are the following week) and bring to show and tell on Friday. Habitats are fun additions as well. Outdoor observation is the goal this week. If you’re having a hard time finding insects, look under wet leaves and rotting logs. Or, go out at night and turn flashlights on. I’ve attached a sheet to fill out about the Arthropod you find.…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Land Animals

    We had such a good time Friday on the field trip! The kids did great and I know they learned a lot. Each child should have received a chrysalis for a painted lady butterfly, along with an instruction sheet. We’re on the last step in section 2 on the instruction sheet. So, if you haven’t already, you should hang your chrysalis in a safe place. If you don’t have a butterfly house, then a jar with holes, or an insect box from dollar tree should work, depending on how long you’d like to keep it. For this week, read the first part of the Arthropod chapter (page 229-238) if you…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Land Animals

    Slight Syllabus Change I need to change the syllabus just a little bit. I think it would be helpful to read the Arthropod chapter a little early, since we will be visiting the MSU Arthropod Zoo on Friday. Being familiar with vocabulary words and species may be helpful- especially if they ask us any questions! Read however much of the chapter you have time for this week.   MSU Field Trip Friday: We will meet promptly at 8:00 Friday morning in the church parking lot. Please encourage your kids to use the restroom quickly. Then load up in the vehicles. All they need will be a QUICK sack lunch, drink, snack,…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Land Animals

    Hope you had a great spring break! I know we did! For this week, finish reading the dinosaur chapter. The dinosaur pictures for the map are optional, since dinosaurs are extinct, and our maps are getting full! If they would like, they can add the dinosaur pictures to their dinosaur page that’s going in the portfolio Friday. Just be sure to bring the pictures, and if you did not finish the dinosaur tie book, bring those Friday as well. We’ll finish those up and add them to the notebook. In class Friday, be prepared to tell me which animal you will be doing for your special presentation.