Update

Greetings!

This week in Science students created a Rubber Band Banjo out of rulers and elastic bands. The purpose was the analyze both the sound frequency and pitch for varying points on the ruler and to determine the low and high pitch. Students also participated in the Slinky Lab in which the coils were extended from 2 table legs with attached yarn in the middle. Students released the coils to note the vibration waves of the yarn string. We also viewed a Mystery Doug video on why people from England and Australia have accents in our shared English language. Do they have the different accent or do we? Students took a Sound Energy Check-up on our reading online using Google Forms. This was to practice for the upcoming Sound Energy Quiz TBA. Students also viewed 3 PBS Videos on Sound Energy and responded online using Google Classroom


This week in Mr. Marrese's History Class students learned about the 5 Themes of Geography - Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, and Region. This helped students with their "Create A Country" Project. Students are being very creative while addressing the aspects of the Grading Rubric.

Here is a video from 2011 that I was an extra in for students to see.

Bruins-Red Wings Thanksgiving Showdown!

World Series is next!

Regards,

Mr. Marrese

Update

Greetings!

This week in Science students read and learned about the definition of Sound. As a class we discussed the parts of a sound wave, how to measure sound waves, the quality of sound, and noise. We also discussed when sound travels and when it doesn't, the various wind instruments, the highs and lows of pitch, and how to synthesize sound. In addition, students learned about volume and its intensity, how to measure decibels, noise pollution, sign language, how the ear works, how ears keep us balanced, and also help with hearing loss. Finally, we discussed the various inventions since Thomas Edison's Phonograph followed by later inventions of the record player, audiocassette, compact disc, and improved bass sound. Students answered comprehension questions throughout the week on these topics.

This week in Mr. Marrese's Social Studies Class students were introduced to and worked on the 'Create A Country' Project. This includes a 1-2 written description following the directions and rubric in Google Classroom along with a drawn picture of their map and flag.

A general reminder that according to our handbook students should not be bringing in coffee to school.

Please send in your field trip permission slip forms and $6.

Please check your appointment time for next week's Parent Conferences.

Enjoy your weekend and root on our sports teams!

Regards,

Chris

Weekly Update

Hello,

This week in Science students prepared for the Energy Test. Students participated in Jeopardy Games involving Potential and Kinetic Energy, the States of Matter, and the Scientific Method. Students also collaborated and planned in groups for the creation of their Roller Coasters. Following the activity students analyzed what worked and what did not work. Students are being introduced to a new site called JogNog where they can answer MCAS Questions from all strands of Science. As Bill Belichick would say 'We are onto Sound Energy!'

This week in Mr. Marrese's Social Studies class students prepared for a Test on the following: States and Capitals, Major Continents and Oceans, Directions on a Compass Rose, and Latitude and Longitude. Students had a ShowDown with white boards to further practice their states and capitals. Students were also introduced to the 5 Themes of Geography. Students also worked on a 'Who Am I?' writing assignment that deals with culture and traditions. Furthermore, I sent students an email notification of an upcoming project called 'Create Your Own Country'. The due date will be adjusted once it is launched.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Regards,

Chris

Weekly Update

Hello,

Our Back To School Night was a success. We all look forward to a meaningful and productive year.

This week in Science students participated in the Bouncing Ball Lab. Here, students considered the mass and size of each ball to see which ball retained the greatest percentage of kinetic energy off of the first bounce. Students also calculated averages and created bar graphs to display their data. Students also created Slime to close out their lessons on the States of Matter. Students participated in the Rubber Band Shoot Lab in which they stretched the band 1-5 cm and calculated the distance using a benchmark of 1 floor tile as 30 centimeters. Students created their own bar graph from scratch. Students were also introduced to a brief history of the roller coaster. Students will soon be planning and designing their own roller coasters in groups next week. Finally, students worked on a Study Guide on the Scientific Method, States of Matter, and 2 forms of Mechanical Energy: Potential and Kinetic for next Wednesday's Test.

This wee in History students received a study guide for States and Capitals. Students practiced writing them down to help remember them. A quiz will be given next Friday on States and Capitals, Latitude and Longitude, Compass Points, and the Continents and Oceans. Students were also introduced to the 5 Themes of Geography.

On Monday we have Picture Day. Students will bring their forms with them to the Assembly Hall. All students will be photographed regardless of whether you purchase photos.

Soon students will be given assignments using their devices.

Here's to another great week of learning!

Regards,

Chris

Weekly Update

Hello,

This week in Science students created a States of Matter Foldable showing their knowledge of a Solid, Liquid, and Gas including a written and drawn example for each. Students watched 2 video clips on the creation of Oobleck - a non-newtonian mixture. Students learned about Energy with an overview of its many forms. They categorized pictures into the appropriate columns with understanding that some pictures can fit in more than column. Students are now focusing on the 2 types of Mechanical Energy: Potential and Kinetic. Below is a catchy song students enjoyed today to help learn the difference between each type.

Potential and Kinetic Energy Song

This week in History students continued to practice identifying locations according to Latitude and Longitude Coordinates along with Continents and Oceans. Students also participated in using my States and Capitals App to answer multiple choice questions.

We look forward to seeing you this Tuesday night for Back to School Night.

Please visit the Assembly Hall from 6:00 - 6:15 for Opening Remarks.

Here is the schedule for Mr. Marrese's Homeroom.

6:15 Visit Mr. Marrese
6:30 Visit Miss Corrigan
6:45 Visit Ms. Cook

Here is the schedule for Miss Corrigan's Homeroom

6:15 Visit Miss Corrigan
6:30 Visit Ms. Cook
6:45 Visit Mr. Marrese

Here is the schedule for Ms. Cook's Homeroom

6:15 Visit Ms. Cook
6:30 Visit Mr. Marrese
6:45 Visit Miss Corrigan

7:15 - 7:30 Please visit the Book Fair

7:30 - 8:00 Please visit the Specialists Teachers in the Hallway outside the Library.

Regards,

Chris
 
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