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5/6 classes, week of 12/16-12/20/13

Above: 6th graders out on Monday’s field trip Today’s reporters are Kayla, David, and Marvin. On Monday we went on a field trip to see “A Nightmare on Puberty Street”. [Only the 6th graders went -Ed.] It was pretty funny, a cool play. It was about four people and they each had their own stories. The girl asked her parents a lot of questions
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Winter Wonder(ing) Land

As the temperature plunges in the SFC outdoor classroom, students are working doubly hard to stay warm and to heat up their intellectual curiosity. K/1 are honing their critical thinking minds and learning what it means to ask questions as they deepen their understanding of all the living and non-living things that make up the garden. 2/3 have worked tirelessly in preparation of their
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The week in 5/6 Group B

Above: Wilson’s drawing of Ulysses’ ship Today’s reporters are Dakarai and Franco. Dakarai: Today in PE we had to do 150 pushups because the other group did 100 with their backpacks on, so we had to even it out. And then we had to run upstairs in one and a half minutes and everybody was tired so it took a while for people to
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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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