Update

Hello,

This week in Science we reviewed the Google Classroom Comprehension Questions from the prior week. We played Kahoot to review for the Ecosystems Test. We also created Life Cycle Posters through the aid of online research. On Friday we are conducting experiments with Dissolving Paper, and Diet Coke and Mentos.

This week in Mr. Marrese's History Class I continued reading The Watson's Go To Birmingham - 1963.

If there is a team that can do it, it's the Bruins!

Fingers are crossed for Sunday!

Regards,

Chris

Update

Hello,

This week in Science students read about careers in the line of adaptations. They also read and answered questions about Apex Predators. They participated in an online Scavenger Hunt on Earth's Biomes. They watched 2 Brainpop Videos on Camouflage and Metamorphosis. Students have been asked to study their flash card study guide each night to prepare for their Test on Wednesday, June 5th.

This week in Mr. Marrese's History Class we wrapped up our content on the Revolutionary War with readings about major battles, famous rides to warn, women, African-Americans, and the life of a soldier. Students have been asked to study their flash card study guide each night to prepare for next Thursday's Test.
Students also painted patriotic rocks to leave at the Maynard Memorial during next week's Maynard Pride Walk. Please keep those permission slips coming!

Enjoy your weekend and Go B's!

Chris

Update

Hello,

This week in Science as a class we reviewed the Ecosystem Project Bottle Analysis to note observations throughout each plant's growth, factors leading to the success, and what could be done to improve the project in the future. Ecosystem Bottles were sent home this week. Parents are welcome to decide what to do next. Students also read and answered questions on the Food Energy Pyramid, Producers, Consumers, Scavengers, and Decomposers. Students viewed a MysteryScience video and participated in a Food Chain Card Game in which cards could be linked to create multiple food chains. Students will complete an assessment of the lesson soon. Students received a Flash Card Study Guide for their upcoming Test on Wednesday, June 5th.

This week in Mr. Marrese's History Class students read news articles about Paul Revere's Ride and Redcoats on the Run. Students also read and answered questions about both Continental and British soldiers and women in the war. Students received a Flash Card Study Guide for their upcoming Test on Wednesday, May 29th.

The MCAS is over for the majority of Grade 5 with make-ups for a few next Wednesday.
Students worked very hard these past 2 months to do their best!

GO BRUINS!

Regards,

Chris

Update

Greetings!

Last night we honored our 5th Grade Special Education Teacher Mrs. Lambert. She is retiring at the end of the school year. She began teaching in 1981 and has enjoyed a truly, wonderful career serving the children of Maynard. Feel free to express your appreciation with a little note. I know she would appreciate that.

This week in Science students learned about types of biomes. Students created an Ecosystem Pyramid based on an animal species and wrote a Paragraph using the following key words: Individual, Population, Community, Ecosystem, Biome, and Biosphere. Students also filled out a Food Web Reading Sample encompassing each phase including: Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers. Finally, students completed an analysis of their Bottle Ecosystems. Students answered the following questions: What was the purpose of the Ecosystem in a Bottle Project? Describe the type of environment that is found in your Bottle Ecosystem.How do decomposers fit into your food chain or web? What is their role in the flow of nutrients? What has changed since the creation of your bottle ecosystem? Note all differences.What factors led to the success of your bottle project? What improvements would you make to your bottle ecosystem if you built it again?

This week in Mr. Marrese's History Class students read an overview of the American Revolution including the major battles and key players. Students responded to the Political Cartoon: Join or Die. Students also learned about "The Shot Heard Round the World". They read about the perspectives from a British and a Continental Soldier to determine in their own minds who shot first to begin the War.

There will be 1 more test in both Science and History to end the school year.

Regards,

Chris

Update

Hello,

What a fantastic week highlighted by our Trip to Fenway for the STEM Fair and Red Sox Game.
It was so wonderful to see all of the happy faces singing in the stands with their faces painted, holding twisted balloons, and treats. We can all thank Miss Corrigan for putting this trip together.

This week in Science students learned about Producers, Consumers and Decomposers. We also created Ecosystems in a Bottle. Students are already noticing their plants beginning to sprout above the soil We discussed the benefits of having a worm in the soil. We are looking forward to learning about Biomes next.

This week in Mr. Marrese's History Class students learned about the details regarding the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party. Next, students learned about the First Continental Congress. These are important steps toward revolting against the British.

Next week students will take the Science MCAS on Wednesday and Thursday. The Math MCAS will be taken the following Wednesday and Thursday.

Regards,

Chris
 
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