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This week we still aren’t doing music because Miss Jennifer’s foot is still hurt. Next week is the fun week so this is our last work week. In the fun week we will do game day, talent day, mystery day, bike trip, and the last day of school. Yesterday on Tuesday since Miss Mackenzie wasn’t...
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This week everyone gave their homework project presentations. They were all really good and interesting. On Tuesday we counted the heart beats of the tadpoles when the water temperature changes. It was hard to see the blood pumping but with a magnifying glass we made it work. This week we didn’t have P.E on Wednesday,...
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This week for collaborative science the tadpoles arrived for our population experiment. In writers workshop some people are starting to write their second drafts. In Literature circles the groups are either finished reading the book or nearing to an end. For History people have either put their information on the timeline or they are finishing...
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Last week was Spring Break so we didn’t have school. This week we found out that we are doing a population experiment on Tadpoles. Since the week before Spring Break Miss Jennifer was in Colorado today we are going to have a makeup music class. People are finishing up their History and putting it on...
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This week on Tuesday we had a robot presentation from the university. We also made dream catchers in art class. 4th years went outside and looked for lichen. We have practiced writing notes for informational-based writing. On Tuesday we picked our writing topics. This morning (Thursday) we picked our books for literature books. Later today...
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This week we had P.E on Monday because Mr. Tim was out of town. We also had a new history lesson on early humans. In history pretty soon we will start putting together the timeline. This week we had art with Miss Sam in person. For science this week we learned about the food web....
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The homework presentations are due this week. For art class Miss Sam is coming back to teach art in person. This Friday we are having a day off due to teacher training. This morning we had a science lesson and in the lesson we dissected owl pellets. We are almost done with the B.F.G. For...
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This week our class started our history projects on early humans. We have to make a timeline for it. There are 4 groups: homo habilis, homo erectus, homo neanderthalis, homo sapiens. We also had a peace lesson on equality V.S. fairness. Miss Mackenzie gave groups questions on different situations and we had to discuss what...
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This week upper east had many small group lessons that ranged from working with decimals to sentence analysis to cubing. Students have also been diving into their culture work. In particular students have been enjoying their geography project where they choose to focus on a specific area of the world. Each week they learn something...
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This week we did the conference papers about ourselves and we had questions about how we focus on work. We had a history lesson on Homo Sapiens. We also had a science lesson on Tuesday about the different climate zones. Geography work was about different time zones. Yesterday we had art. We traced out a...
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