Sunday, October 26, 2014

October 27-31st Newsletter

Apple Lab

In our apple lab, we looked for both chemical reactions and physical changes. Student were given 4 different substances they needed to place their apples in. They were given lemon juice, water, baking soda solution, and milk of magnesia. Over night we let our apples sit out. On the second day, students observed what kind of change took place.

Chemical Reaction Lab

Last week in science our 5th graders studied physical and chemical reactions. We participated in a white powder lab. Students were given different white powders to mix into different liquids. They needed to observe whether a chemical reaction occurred. They charted their results into their science journal.


STOMP Assembly

Last week was Red Ribbon Week, and on Tuesday we attended the STOMP Assembly.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Red Ribbon Week

Monday 10/20 - Students will bring home their "PLEDGE" to sign and bring back on Tuesday. 
Tuesday 10/21- “Team up against drugs”- Teachers and students wear their favorite team t-shirt. **STOMP ASSEMBLY** Grades K-3 @ 1pm, Grades 4-6 @2pm.
Wednesday 10/22- “Be kind to “Me” day”- Teachers and students wear their “Be Kind” t-shirt to show you care about yourself by not using drugs!
Thursday 10/23 - Wear red day” – Wear red to say “YES” to a healthy heart and body.
Friday 10/24 – “Be ‘DRUG-FREE’ from Head to Toe” – Teachers and students wear crazy hair and crazy socks.

October 20-24th Newsletter

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Art Contest…Win a Laptop (and 18 for your class) !!!

If you have an artist in your home this is a great contest for him/her.

Your student can win a laptop for themselves to keep , and 18 for their classsroom! We would love to have laptops along with our 5 iPads!

The theme is "A Gift from the Heart". 
The theme must appear somewhere in the art piece along with computers and/or laptops. 
The drawing or painting must be on 8.5 x 11 paper

The contest guidelines are below. Please send your students drawing to school when they have completed it!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lava Lamps

This week we started studying matter. We begin on Monday with the phases of matter. 

On Tuesday, we talked about physical properties, chemical properties, physical changes, and chemical changes. 

Today, we made lava lamps and discussed the physical properties of water, oil, and the tub tints. We also discussed the chemical reaction that occurred when we dropped the tub tint into the water and oil.