Update

Hello,

This week we celebrated Maynard Pride Week that was highlighted by a walk around town to learn of the history of landmarks and their significance. You would be amazed to know all the land that John Smith and his family owned.

This week in Math students prepared for their final quiz on Geometry Properties and Volume of Solid Figures. Next week students will begin preparing math games for Carnival Day on Tuesday, June 19th for 4th graders to visit and play.

This week in Science students worked on creating a Life Cycle Poster. This included online research of their choice animal. Here are some pictures from the Rocks and Minerals Project featuring edible geodes and baked fossils.








Well, I know this month has already been a blur with so many things all at once between graduations, practices, end of season tournaments, concerts, school banquets, yard work, and a whole lot of running around. But through it all the kids are having fun. I will be sure to plan fun activities for students for the final 2 weeks of school.

Regards,

Chris

Update

Hello,

This week in Math students practiced identifying and classifying polygons and solid figures according to their characteristics.

This week in Science students learned about photosynthesis, food webs, ecosystem pyramids, the food chain, ecosystems, and metamorphosis. Students played a card game called 'I have...who has?' Students have learned about the many types of land biomes. The Rocks and Minerals Project was collected this week. They will be presented next week. We are looking forward to participating in the Ecosystem Bottle Project.

We are looking forward to celebrating Maynard Pride Week next week with a variety of activities.

Thanks,

Chris

Update

Hello,

This week in Math students are converting metric measurements for length, weight, and capacity. Each place value position is 10 times more or less than its neighbor. Students have also converted hours, minutes, and seconds to simplify elapsed time. The Problem of the Week due on Friday 5/25 will now be due on Wednesday 5/23. Students will take the Chapter 10 Quiz on Wednesday.

This week in Science students learned more about Adaptations through reading comprehension activities. The focus has been on both physical and behavioral adaptations of people and animals. Students also learned about various cycles pertaining to water, carbon dioxide - oxygen, and nitrogen. We are setting up for our Ecosystem Bottle Project. Thank you for donating to make this project possible. Project Signup The Rocks and Minerals Project is due Thursday 5/31.

Students took the Science MCAS these past 2 days so they are all set until next year!

Foreign language preference letters should be turned in to me as soon as you can.

Today, students received an entire package of pictures from their Spring Photo Shoot. You have the option to purchase following the directions on the flyer. Or, you may return the pictures on Monday.

Next Friday we will visit Old Sturbridge Village. Students should bring a bagged lunch. Most of the ground is dirt so depending on weather students may want to wear a pair of old sneakers. Students will walk around in groups of 4-5 students per adult.

Thanks,

Chris

Update

Hello,

This week in Math students learned how to convert customary units of measurement relating to length, capacity and weight. Students practiced identifying mixed number on a ruler to halves, quarters, eighths, and sixteenths. Students also practiced doubling and halving to convert measures from cups to pints, to quarts, and gallons. Students then related ounces to pounds to tons.

This week in Science students began a unit on Adaptations. Students are learning about how people and animals adapt to their environment. We made several connections from my takeaways from the show One Strange Rock. Would we be able to adapt to living on another planet? There is much to learn in this unit which will extend into Ecosystems.

Next week students will take the MCAS Science on Thursday and Friday.

Thanks,

Chris

Update

Hello,

This week in Math students learned how to create line plots made of fractional amounts and how to find the average. Students also created line graphs and learned how to set a scale and interval amount based on the range of values in the table. Students practiced identifying the rule for input/output tables and plotted the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. We also discussed how businesses use data displays to make decision for future business like the types and quantity of pizza toppings and how to market basketball sneakers and 'push' business into low peak months of the year.

This week in Science students read Wanted: Missing Rock Posters and had to identify the missing rock out of a line-up of rocks. Students went outside and cracked geodes to keep. The crystals inside bring the concept to life. To prepare for the Rocks and Minerals Test I read each question to the class out loud. We also played a classroom game of Jeopardy to practice answering questions.

The Math MCAS is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. Students should bring in enough reading material for after the test.

The permission slips and money are due next Friday.

May the Fourth Be With You!

Thanks,

Chris
 
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