Upper Elementary

Mrs. Haynes and Ms. Walker

October 16, 2017

Upper Elementary students are diving into some new lessons and exciting projects in the second quarter. In Math, Mrs. Haynes uses Montessori materials to demonstrate binomials. Students are working on abstractly multiplying pairs of binomials to form a square. Students use bead stairs to visually represent the algebraic equation a2 + 2ab + b2. Students are also working with materials such as decimal checkerboard and racks and tubes to divide and multiply decimals up to the millionths.

In Science, Scientists Haynes and Walker modeled the steps of Scientific Inquiry in their own mock Science Fair project. The Upper Elementary students assisted as young scientists by helping formulate the testable scientific question, the hypothesis, and the collecting of data. Students are beginning work on their own Science Fair projects in class this quarter. Please stay tuned for updates and don’t forget to mark your calendars for Thursday, December 14th at 9:15 a.m.

 This quarter marks the beginning of new Geography projects: The State Book and Imaginary Island Project. Fourth graders begin their research on the United States while the fifth and sixth graders develop their own island from Geography lessons. Both projects are exploring geographical landforms this first assignment. Students will have weekly research assignments on these projects all throughout the quarter and even until May!

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