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Just a Friendly Reminder: Your Olympics project is due to Mrs. Bailey by Friday! In case you haven't started (oh my!) here is a great resource to find information and fun facts about the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Check it out by clicking HERE!
Monday - Monday morning in writing, we learned about a contest with some interesting prizes. Then, in science, we worked on analyzing an oil spill (don't worry, it's fake.) In math, we learned how to multiply whole numbers by fractions. We finished early and had free time. For reading, we're doing an in-class project about anything in the Revolutionary War.
Tuesday - We're now starting the "Breaking Barriers" essay in writing. We didn't do too much in science. In math we reviewed multiplying fractions by whole numbers. We wrapped up our project in reading.
Wednesday - Still working on breaking barriers in writing. In science, we started on a new unit. For now, we're seeing how to separate mixtures. We had a substitute in math and did a ton of silent work. We took an end of unit test for reading and are doing another in-class project where we have to make a brochure about the American flag.
Thursday - We're wrapping up the breaking barriers essay. It's due Friday. We separated mixtures with a paper filter in science. In math, we went over a page we did on Wednesday and learned how to multiply a fraction by another fraction. In reading, we continued researching the American flag. Did I mention we only get 30 minutes of research?
Friday - We did some learning, but the big thing was the Moolah Party. People brought in games for everybody to play. Shortened classes all day!
Girls on the Run is coming to MES! The program starts one month from today and I'm so excited!
What is Girls on the Run?
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Check out this video!
Here's what's happening in room 221 this week!
In writing, we are participating in the Scholastic/MLB “Breaking Barriers” Essay Contest. Students will be writing an essay about a barrier they have faced. They will choose one or more of Jackie Robinson’s nine values to write about. These essays will be entered into a contest by Scholastic for scoring. Some of the prizes students can win include a trip to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, laptop computers, a class visit from Sharon Robinson, and a Sharon Robinson book set.
Parents, you can help your child by sharing your experience with breaking barriers. Students have a homework assignment Tuesday night that requires your help!
More information about the contest can be found by clicking HERE!
Just a few reminders…
**Rainy/snowy weather is not an excuse for skipping out on your physical activity! There are plenty of ways to exercise indoors including, but not limited to: jumping jacks, push-ups, sit-ups, jogging in place, dancing, Wii-Fit/Wii-Sports, or Just Dance!
**Our Valentine's Party is next Thursday, February 13th. Remember, if you bring in Valentines, you must bring one for everyone in the class. Please, no candy Valentines due to severe food allergies.
**Report Cards and Work Folders go home this Thursday. Parents, please be sure to sign your child's report card envelope and send it back to school Friday so your child can earn MOOLAH!
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!