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Thank you to all Parents and PTO members for the week of wonderful treats.
These notes from your children were so very touching, and made us feel appreciated for sure!
The Rube Goldberg machines are progressing well. Here are some of the designers and engineers in action!
When? March 15th, 6-8 pm.
Science project description:
In science students will design a Rube Goldberg machine that will perform a task of their own choosing. Their machine will be comprised of at least 5 simple machines, one from each type: inclined plane, lever, screw, wheel and axle, wedge, pulley, and will be required to fit inside a cardboard box. Students will outline the engineering design process, describe each of the simple machines and brainstorm several designs to achieve their goal. They will further develop their design, draw a detailed diagram with each of the simple machines labelled, and will list the materials they planned to use. As they build their machines they will keep a daily journal outlining their successes and challenges. Finally, students will reflect on how well their machines meet their purpose, challenges they faced throughout the design and build process, and how their machines could be improved.
We finished our unit on dividing fractions this week with a fun rap video reminding us to “Keep Change Flip”
Today we wore our spirit wear in support of the Patriots at the Superbowl.
We recently completed a chapter on adding and subtracting fractions, and have now moved on to multiplying them.
One of our top students at work:
We are wrapping up the year by reconnecting with our mentors. 5th graders will be spending part of today meeting with their 8th grade mentors. Both 8th graders and 5th graders are excited to reconnect and renew their friendships from last year.
We are so proud of our students’ work, and we know you are too. Here are a few highlights from the evening.
The Anatomy of an Exhibition outlines the background material the students have learned, and the steps they went through to develop their water filter design, the testing stage and their experimental results and conclusions.
A big thank you to all parents and guardians for your support of your children’s learning through the first exhibition.