Upper Elementary West

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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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This week in Upper Elementary there has been a lot going on, such as the 6th graders taking shifts in the lobby for their fundraiser to Cosi. In the morning Owen, Braden, Soloman, Ciara, and Zack got together at 8:15 am to see who wanted to take the first shift. The first shift was from...
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On the 1st of April, April Fools, Mr. Dave wrote on our morning schedule that we had to write at least 20 pages on how wonderful our teachers are and there would be no lunch and recess. Then he pulled up the real schedule and said, “April Fools!!!!”        In my writer’s workshop class we...
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Last Thursday, we got to see the quintet symphony play. The bassoon and the french horn were the instruments  with the lowest pitches. The flute, clarinet, and oboe had the highest pitches. The quintet played a few songs for us and then it was done. In writers workshop the 4th and 5th year students are...
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