Upper Elementary West

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This week was spent putting the finishing touches on the larger projects we’ve been working on, including the informational writing book, geography focus project, and literature circle group presentation. We also spend the week reviewing concepts learned previously. Our read aloud book, “A Wish in the Dark,” has been a huge hit and will be...
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Right now in Upper Elementary, the 6th graders are doing a fundraiser for a field trip. They are selling tickets to everyone else in the school. The tickets are so we guess how many M&Ms and jelly beans are in a jar. The tickets cost $1. If you guess the closest to the right number, you...
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This week in Upper West we have still been observing our tadpoles. We have all noticed that the tadpoles in tank 1 are extremely big.  Also, at the end of the unit, these tadpoles need homes. The unit ends on June 4th, the last day of school. For homes, some students will ask permission from...
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This week we have been doing science and we are researching tadpoles. When we first got them they were small like tiny seeds but now they are the size of a blueberry. We have a folder about tadpoles that we use to answer and ask questions. We have 3 different groups. I’m Aria, and I...
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This week in Upper West we got to go into the woods and find something to write about based on what was found. We picked the broken Xbox, a bell, and a really old paint roller. And wrote a story on our theories of how they got there. It was really fun! Miss Jenifer, the music...
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The tadpoles have arrived, which means we’ve been able to break into groups to explore in detail our 100 little friends. We’ll specifically be looking at what happens with the tadpoles in populations of 5, 15, and 30 in a tank. We’ve also been trying to get outdoors during nice days. This has included read...
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For history, our culminating project on early humans is making our own timeline. To accomplish this, students have formed small groups to research information on either Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis, or Homo Sapiens. Research includes where and when each group lived, what they ate, what they looked like, what their brain size was, if...
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This week in Upper West we had a very fun week. For Physical Education we have been doing lots of jump roping! We started off by practicing jumping in and out of circles, then we did different tricks while jump roping. Today we went outside like we have been but we got to play kickball!...
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For our geography lesson this week we had to do the study of languages. We each have a country or continent and we would color the place for what language they mostly speak. We had to make sure we added a legend or key. It looked really colorful when it was done. The study of...
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This week the Starship Company visited us with their robots. You have to give it to them. They have interesting jokes. They can also do a wheelie to get over bumps. Starship switched to foam wheels to be eco-friendly. They go at a walking pace (4 mph) to keep up with the crowd and not...
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