Welcome to 2018! The kids had lots of cool stories that they wanted to share about Winter Break. It was so fun to hear about everything, and I was happy to hear that they were excited to come back to school!
The flu season is definitely here. Attendance is dropping, and I am hoping that any illnesses are quick to pass so that the kids feel better. We are studying lots of information that the kids don’t want to miss. Just this week I introduced a fun, group solar system project. The kids also enjoyed a fun art project that I like to call Winter Trees. You should ask them about it. Their art pieces turned out beautifully! I was so pleased with how they each dug into the project. We just completed our Science section on Earth and Space and began our unit on Matter. I think that they will really enjoy this one! Sometime during this unit we will be designing egg something to protect an egg so that it doesn’t break when it falls. I haven’t told them yet, but I am so excited about it.
Important Dates and
Welcome to the class Aaliyah!
The students are going to be doing a solar system project. This is a group activity that the students will be researching in class. Some of it may come home to be worked on. The students will decide which materials they will need, and will assign each of their group members’ materials to bring in.
Group #1: Mercury
Solar System Project Instructions:
Research and create a model of the solar system using a 3-D representation of the planets and sun. Be creative with how you display your model, and make sure that each of the planets are colored and detailed appropriately. You will also be researching one of the 8 planets in our solar system, providing a drawing (not a printed picture) of it, with at least 4 facts or details about the planet. Information about the planet must be written in full sentences. You can write the information about the planet in 3rd person (You telling me about the information you found, such as in a research essay), or 1st person (A creative story of the planet telling the true information about itself to the audience). There will be 8 different groups, one for each planet. 6 of the groups will have 4 members, and 2 of the groups will have 3 members. The project will be due on Monday, January 22nd, and presentations will begin on January 23rd. Each group presentation will be 3 minutes long, telling about how the model was made, the planet that the group researched, and the four facts about that planet.
Hi! I'm Ms. Roberts, a sixth grade teacher at Oakridge Elementary. I have two children, a dog, three rabbits, and a cat. It is my pleasure and joy to be able to teach.