Friday, December 1, 2017

STEM IS HERE!!!!

It's the most wonderful time of the year.....STEM TIME. This year, there is no journal, but a printout has been provided to the students. I've only printed the first few pages and will provide the rest as they become due. I will also provide a link to the book too, although we know none of our wonderful students would ever lose their papers 😁.

Link: STEM Fair

Here are the due dates:
Question: 12/4
Prediction: 12/6
Variables: 12/8
Materials & Procedures: 12/11
Data Collection Tool: 12/18
Graph & Written Results: 1/2
Conclusion: 1/8
Research Paper & Board: 1/16

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Attracting Life!

Hello my Mad Scientist!
We are attracting life in science here! Well it's not quite what you think it is.

5th grade: We are focusing on magnets and their ability to ATTRACT and repel objects

6th grade: We are starting a study on living vs. non-living things. What gives something LIFE.

See, attracting life. Keep a look out on Class Dojo for videos of activities we are doing in class.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

5th is electric and 6th is so rocky

Hello Mad Scientist! Things are about to get electric for 5th grade *boogie woogie woogie*
We have just zapped into the energy unit in science. The first couple of lessons are on how electrical energy travels. It need a circuit to go through. Get ready for some shocking videos soon.
The kiddos also have a homework assignment due on Monday. They are to log on to Fossweb.com and read "Edison Sees the Light." (Pg. 3-7) There are three questions on page 7 that need to be answered and turned in by Monday (but early submissions are always welcomed). Below is the log in information again.

Fossweb.com (Click on Class Login)
email address(Username): imagineconnelly
Password: imagineandrews      (no caps and no spaces)
Click on the Energy book (it says 4th grade, but don't worry about that), then on student ebook.

For 6th grade we are still in the geology unit working on weathering and erosion. We have learned that erosion is always happening, but it's noticeable affects can take years, decades, centuries, or more to see. We completed an experiment that sped up the process of erosion to showcase how canyons were made.  As always, continue to check School Max and contact us if you need anything.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Geology

Hello Mad scientist! We have made it to the 2nd unit of science.....Geology. Over the next few weeks, we will cover various topics about our home planet and how it was formed. In 5th grade we are covering rocks and minerals. We are currently making our own mock rocks in class. In 6th grade we are covering landforms. We just went around the world looking at different mountains, waterfalls, plains, etc. This should be a fun unit as we will be getting down and dirty with earth. As always message us if you need us and check School Max weekly for grades. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Unit One Tests

Hello mad scientist,
The first test of the year is upon us. Both 5th & 6th will have their test on Tuesday Oct. 3.The 5th grade test will cover day and night. Study shadows, sunrise & sunset, how shadows change over the course of the day and the year, and moon phases. The 6th grade test will cover severe weather and weather forecast vocab.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

First Online Assignments

Greetings Mad Scientist! It's a great day here at Imagine! We have gone full swing into our lessons now, which brings us to our first at home online assignment. For 5th grade they are to read "Sunrise, Sunset" via FOSS Web. A question sheet has been given to them. They have the choice of answering the four questions, or writing a paragraph long summary of the passage. The assignment is due Monday.
For 6th grade, they going to complete a weather forecast for the next few days (Tuesday - Sunday) This includes finding the temperature, air pressure, humidity level, and a choice of wind speed or dew point. This is also due Monday.

fossweb.com - Click on class login
Username: imagineconnelly
Password: imagineandrews

5th Grade Questions


11.) What causes day and night?

22.)  Why is the rotation of the earth important?

33.) Why do shadows change over the period of a day? How are they different at morning, noon, and evening?
44.) How does the time of the year affect shadow length?



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Back to School Night

This Wednesday is back to school night. Come from 6pm-8pm to learn about our school, teachers, and the classes your child will be taking. Hope to see you there!