Update

Hello,

This week in Science students practiced the skill of writing a hypothesis and conducted a Gummy Bear Lab to see if their results matched their hypothesis. Students continued the practice of writing a hypothesis, collecting and organizing data, and creating a bar graph data display for the Colored Crayon Lab. Students later practiced the skill of writing conclusions during the Colored Dye Lab. The Science in a Bag assignment was collected this week. Today, students were offered the opportunity to present their item to their class which was very informative. Students later learned about the various States of Matter: Solid, Liquid, and Gas and their properties. Terms included evaporation, condensation, molecules, atoms, matter, volume, and mass. Students viewed online the NHL's Future Goals Program as a whole class activity where students learned the job of an ice technician who needs to calculate the appropriate stadium air temperature and ice temperature for an NHL game.

This week in Mr. Marrese's History students learned about the events of 9/11. We discussed both the history and meaning of the American Flag. We also introduced Latitude and Longitude and how to identify cities on a US Map.

Back to School Night will be held on Tuesday, September at 6:00. Parent Conferences will be held on Friday, October 19th. I will send out a google doc soon for slot sign-ups.

Regards,

Chris

Weekly Update!

Hello everyone!

Another great week of learning is in the books.

This week in Science students were introduced to the aspects of the Scientific Method and discovered the difference between an observation and an inference. Students impressed 6 objects into Play-Doh to create fossils in order to make observations and inferences about them. Students were later introduced to a hypothesis and how it can be used to make a prediction of an expected outcome based on prior knowledge. Students were given the Science In A Bag assignment which is due next Thursday. They were invited to look either in the house, yard, or even woods to find an object for their Science In A Bag.

This week in Mr. Marrese's History class students practiced world map skills. These included a directional compass, and all continents and oceans. Latitude and longitude are on deck.

We are awaiting word on the 1:1 Technology and will share more about it soon.

The Fun Run will be held next Thursday.

That's all for now! I sure am happy to have all of your kids this year.

Regards,

Chris

1st Couple Days...

Hello everyone!

What a wonderful first few days! It has been so nice to meet each of your children. This morning I woke up and called my parents who are retired educators and shared how happy I was with our 1st day of school. This is my 20th year as a schoolteacher and while having students of students has made me feel old, I do feel young at heart and just know that this is going to be a great year! I can just tell!

Words that can be used to describe 5th grade students...

Friendly, polite, happy, content, well mannered, I could list a few more!

Here is my class year trailer! The Quest For Knowledge!

Here is my music video called Best Education.

Feel free to view my past videos from the previous 2 years called The Greatest and Can't Stop The Teaching which now has over 2,100 views.

Now for some official Hogwarts Business...

Students received 2 packets of information: one to have signed and the other explaining the packet documents. Please try to return them on Tuesday. The school is asking for $30 to obtain a device as part of our plan to go 1:1.

Note from Math: Ms. Cook would like students to bring to class a 3-ring binder and 3-ring notebook.
I am sure I can find a large hole punch in our school to help students with their math folders.

Note from ELA: Miss Corrigan would like all students to bring into school a Read To Self Book. Students are expected to read 20-30 minutes a night.

Note from Science: I will begin my 1st lesson on Tuesday. There will be a lot of labs in September that enable students to practice the aspects of the Scientific Method. Students know there will be many opportunities to create a product that demonstrates understanding of concepts including presentations, model creations, songs/raps, music videos, theater videos, and much, much more.

Regards,

Chris

Welcome!

Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

My name is Mr. Marrese and I am excited to be your Science Teacher this year. I will also be teaching History to my homeroom. This is the place to access important information regarding our class this year. Here, you will find weekly updates, posted homework, and scanned graded assignments.

I look forward to a meaningful year and hope to make learning interesting for all students. I look forward to meeting you a the Meet and Greet.

Thanks,

Chris

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
 
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