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This is the 4th week of school there are already math, geometry, language, history, science, and geography lessons going on. In math, some people are doing divisability by 25. Some other people are dividing fractions. Some are studying multiples and factors and a fourth group is using the cubing materials.  We also have our specials;...
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NEWS!!!! By Me/a 5th grader 😀 This week in Upper Elementary, the 5th and 6th have started band. Also, we’ve started a new interesting unit in history. Lastly, we held a student vote for different topics to research. Starting it off, we have band! The band students have played musical Yahtzee, have watched music videos,...
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Hello everyone and welcome to the blog! This past week has been very exciting due to the start of school! We welcomed students new and old, and played lots of games. On Tuesday we opened the water cycle shelf and played a water cycle game where we rolled dice to see where we went as...
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This week in writers workshop we are finishing are second research. Then we’re starting something new. The 6th grade field trip was Wednesday. They went to COSI. The field trip was from 8:00 am-5:30 pm. They ate lunch at Cosi. In the classroom we got new geography. It is a latitude and longitude puzzle map....
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On Monday and Wednesday, our class did testing. On Monday we did  math testing, and when we were done, we had to read a book. We did the same thing on Wednesday, but we did language instead. This week in Spanish we  watched “Coco.” We are watching it in Spanish with the English subtitles. Our...
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          This week the upper elementary classrooms went to the AG Fest. First, we went to the petting farm and got to pet animals. Next, we got to play with chicks.  After that, we learned about seed formation. Lastly, we learned about kinds of soil. We also got in teams of...
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This week upper west is finishing science: corn and beans. We learn that monocot means one cotyledon and dicot means two cotyledon, so the corn is a monocot and the bean is a dicot. We also learned that the stomata (the area of the leaf that takes in oxygen) is located at the bottom of...
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This week at school we had a swimming trip on Tuesday. When we first got there we changed and then headed into the pool. We could go in the Cooper pool or Andrews pool. Today in science we had to get leaves and sketch them, while figuring out if the leaves were monocots and dicot....
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This week in Upper West we continued our corn & beans unit, with some plants as high as 24 inches! Congratulations to our Women’s Club writing award winners – Paige, Eleanore, and Dax. There will be a Midsummer Night’s Dream production at the Wolfe Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 2nd, from 8:00 -10:00...
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We’ve had a busy week in Upper West! The students formed partners to begin a comprehensive science unit on monocots and dicots (corn and beans). Each day they’ll work on a lab, observing the growth of the corns and beans while performing tasks that involve analyzing the structural features and using scientific vocabulary. As the...
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