QR codes

Hi Everyone,

Today in science the students participated in a QR code hunt. There were 6 QR codes they had to scan. The first 3 brought the students to different reading passages about light, how light travels, etc. The last 3 QR codes brought the students to questions about their passages. Students had to read, discuss, and take notes on the passages with their group. Students were up and moving around in the classroom, allowing them to stay fully engaged. Please see video below of our students in action. ย If you would like to read the passages and see questions the students answered, please click on the “QR code” tab on the home page.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ms. Gray

All the Answers/SBAC Testing

We have started our next read aloud! We will be reading “All the Answers” by Kate Messner. The book captures the ups and downs a middle school-er may encounter, with aย hint of magical realism! It is not necessary to for you buy a copy of the book, but this book is available at the library if interested.

all the answers 1 all the answers 2

SBAC testing is coming up in April. Practice tests are available for our students to take at home. (please see link below.) This does not have to be done every night, but it would be great if the students could work on the practice tests for at leastย 15 minutes 3 times a week. Please email me with any questions or concerns.

SBAC practice tests

Thanks!

Ms. Gray

Updates

Hi Everyone,

Happy Friday! We started our Roald Dahl book clubs today. Students are either reading Danny the Champion of the World, The Witches, Matilda, or The Enormous Crocodile. The students were able to map out the book club schedule with their groups. They came up with their own jobs within the club and the number of pages they will be reading each week. The majority of the reading will be done in class. Work through edmodo at home is also expected.

We just finished our “Say What!?” embedded task in science. Students participated in the stroop effect testing which showed us how our brain reacts to conflicting stimuli. Students then designed their own investigation. They had to decide:

a. What one part of the investigation are you going to change?

b. List the parts of the investigation you are going to keep the same.

c. What observations will you record? How will you measure this change.

d. Describe your plan in numbered steps.

e. What is your prediction?

Students then tested their group members on their investigation. It was awesome!

Today we watched a video from the Discovery Channel called The Brain Games which discussed how our right brain and our left brain work together to function properly. This relates directly with the Say What embedded science task. Please see the video below. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Ms. Gray

Valentines

Hi Everyone,

Many of our kids were asking about valentines. I know it’s a late notice but I decided I will allow the kids to bring in valentines if they wish. Thursday around 3:00 we will pass out valentines and have some cupcakes. (Low key and very simple!) If you decide to bring in valentines, please have one for each student in the class. We have 22 students.

Amara

Steven

Connor

Cathleen

Spencer

Bryan

Hugo

Dhruv

Jason

Jerlye

Leander

Alan

Karissa

Catalina

Richa

Kara

Amare

Daniel

Chis

Casey

Aidan

Tetiana

Field Trip/Math Test

Hi Everyone,

Field trip to the Capitol in Hartford has been rescheduled for March 5th. New permission slips have been sent home. Please have them signed and returned by no later than February 24th.

Unit 6 math tests went home tonight. Please sign and return!

Thanks,

Ms. Gray