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5/6 class, Group A, 11/15/13

Today’s reporters are Janelle and Martin. This week in math we learned about multiplying decimals. Some of us think it’s hard and others think it’s medium. We’re also adding and subtracting decimals. Today we’re learning dividing decimals. In Science we’re learning about the death penalty. We’re talking about whether the death penalty is something we should still have. Yesterday in science we were learning
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Girls’ Eye View, 5/6 classes, 11/8/13

Above: Researching on WorldBookOnline.com Today’s reporters are Assata and Diana. On Tuesday librarian Tawnya came into our class with the Chromebook cart. We used them to go to WorldBookOnline.com to research a non-fiction topic. Assata: I researched Marie Antoinette. Diana: I searched El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and Nicarauga. In Humanities we’ve been writing a non-fiction narrative about one thing from Ancient Greece.
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5/6 classes, 11/1/13

Today’s reporters are Iasiah and Wilson. In math we are working on fractions- converting from mixed fractions (like 7 1/2) to improper fractions (15/2) and back. We’re sort of in the middle of fractions. In science we are learning about heat and pressure. Heat and pressure are important for the rock cycle. We just finished a test about the rock cycle. We got our
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Heat and Ulysses, 5/6 classes 10/25/13

Today’s reporters are John and Lena. On Wednesday we watched a video of Bill Nye the Science Guy. He was teaching us about heat. He explained the difference between radiation, convection, and conduction. They all have to do with heat. We went on a field trip to the Excelsior Science Workshop. Group A went on Thursday and Group B went today (Friday).  We learned more
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What’s Happening in 5/6, week of 10/14/13

This is the first blog for the 5/6 classes this year. Look for a rotating group of reporters, filling you in on what the 5/6 classes are doing. This week’s reporters are Erika and Samantha. This week we’re learning all about fractions. We’re multiplying, dividing, and simplifying fractions. In science, we’re learning about rocks. What’s the rock cycle, how rocks are formed, what they’re
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