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5/6 Spring Project Open House

Above: Ancient Rome Our Project Open House display was two parts: In Molly’s room, we showed what we had learned about ancient civilizations with the Towers of Power. Each group made a sculpture depicting the power structure; they also wrote a chapter book detailing what they had learned about the civilization. Incan house: Indus Valley: Book about The Indus Valley: A page from the
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5th Grade Celebration

Above: Waiting to receive their certificates On Tuesday we had a celebration for the 5th graders to mark the end of elementary school and their official moving on to middle school. Principal Nora gave a short speech congratulating the students on their work this year. The teachers wrote a “Certificate of Honor” for each student to celebrate how they practice our virtues (community, balance,
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5/6 Classes Group B, week of 4/28/14

Today’s reporters are Diana and Julian. In math we started the volume unit. We’re learning volumes of 3D shapes like cubes, cones, cylinders, prisms,pyramids. In science we’re finishing up our puberty pamphlets. We’re doing our final drafts. The pamphlets are for Project Open House. 5th graders are testing this week so our schedule is messed up. 6th graders are testing next week. The grades
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5/6 Class Group B, Week of 4/21/14

Today’s reporters are Ollie, Winnie, and Jessika. This week we started drafting our paragraphs for our Ancient Civilizations topic. We’re reading non-fiction and taking many, many notes. Ollie: my topic is art and architecture in Mesopotamia. I never even heard of Mesopotamia until a few weeks ago, and now I learned so much! It’s really cool! They domesticated cows and pigs, and grew lettuce.
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5/6 Group A, week of 4/14/14

Today’s reporters are Timyas and Kali. We’re studying angles: complementary and supplementary. Supplementary angles are out of 180 degrees, and complementary angles are out of 90 degrees. We researched for our brochures for Project Open House. The brochures are about changing bodies, STDs, and other topics from the Puberty unit. We’re studying Ancient Civilizations. People are in groups on different civilizations: Rome, Mesopotamia, Indus
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5/6 Classes Group A, week of 4/7/14

Today’s reporters are Samantha and Yesenia. Today we’re researching puberty on the Chromebooks. We each have a different topic to research. Samantha: I’m researching changing bodies. Yesenia: Me too. Some other topics are STDs, AIDS, how to be safe. In math we’re studying angles: right angles, straight angles, acute and obtuse angles and their degrees. We’re studying parallelograms and solving problems. For example if
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5/6 Class Group B, week of 3/24/14

Today’s reporters are Eduardo and Ezekiel. On Monday, it was just the usual Monday but in Math we went back to fractions for a little bit. We’re doing different math projects. Today we did a Jeopardy game where the categories were like Multiplication, Division, Geometry, Fractions and Decimals, and Mish-Mash, which is questions from all the categories. We started learning about angles. In the
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5/6 Class Group A, week of 3/17/14

Above: Pictures we did while studying similar figures. Today’s reporters are Theo and Caitlyn. Today in PE we ran the pacer test again. Coach Eric says: Most people have run it 3 times, some have run it 4, so we probably won’t run it again. Next we’ll do some other fitness tests. Caitlyn: Mostly everybody got past their goal. In Math we’re doing discounts
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5/6 Group B, Week of 3/10/14

Above: Teacher Susie serves up pie in celebration of Pi Day (3/14). Did you know that it’s not only Pi Day, it’s also Pi Month (3/14, 3rd month of 2014)? Today’s reporters are Ariana and Jennifer. This week we dove into Ancient China. We learned about the five bonds, women’s rights, and some important emperors. The five bonds are: emperor-subject, father-son, husband-wife, older sibling-younger
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5/6 Group A, week of 3/3/14

Today’s reporters are Russell and Julienne. In PE we did the pacer test. The pacer test is where you have to run back and forth across the gym. If you miss the other side of the gym two times then you’re done. Your score is the number of laps you ran. We’ve done it once a week in March. Each week you try to
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