Math and Science News

Jak Sullivan 5th Grade Teacher

FOR THE WEEK OF March 28 - April 1, 2016

Upcoming Events:

Mar 29 $30 and Permission form due for Incentive trip

Mar 30 End of 2nd Quarter

April 1 April Fool's Day

3rd Quarter Incentive Trip to Dave and Buster's

April 11-12 Reading FSA

April 13-14 MATH FSA

April 26-27 Science FCAT

May 13 Spring Carnival- Volunteers needed/information coming soon!

June 2 Early Release / Last day for students

3rd QTR Incentive Trip $30

Students who qualify, may participate in the 3rd QTR Incentive trip to Dave & Buster's. The cost for the trip is $30 and include the Following:

  • transportation to and from the school and Dave & Buster's
  • A $10 game card for machines giving tickets
  • Unlimited game play for all other machine and games
  • Unlimited sodas
  • All you can eat buffet including pizza bites, chicken bites (nuggets), bar burgers, french fries, macaroni and cheese, cookies and brownies
  • a part of the 18% tip for servers (required)

Parents wanting to meet their student at Dave and Busters MUST contact the classroom teacher and be added to the list of attendees (cost $25) This may be limited.

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The Space Camp Tee Shirts are complete

Tee shirts are included with the full payment of students going to space camp. Several parents and teachers also ordered them as well. Shirts will be sent home with students this week. Students not going and parents or guardians wanting a Tee shirt who haven't ordered can orders through the classroom teachers. Tee shirts will have the above piece of artwork created by one of our students, Kutler Morgan, displayed on the front. The back will list the names of corporations making donations to help fund the trip. Only $15 Orders for a limited time only while supplies last!

FSA Testing Dates

April 11 Reading Test I

April 12 Reading Test II

April 13 Math Test I

April 14 Math Test II

April 26 Science Test I

April 27 Science Test II

After FSA testing events

Hey parents- after the Writing FSA, Mrs. Forgue and I cooridinated to arrange a pizza delivery, soda and chips for all the students. We used the unscheduled time to design and engineer rockets for the TIMS Lab challenge.

We are looking for volunteers to take care of the other FSA days arrangements. Pizza works, or if you have another idea, maybe we can work it out. The cafeteria is still an option for lunch also.

If you would like to volunteer or help in any capacity, please let your home room teacher know.

Study / Homework Help

I am available most mornings to help students that struggle. My door is open at 7:00 a.m. As we get closer to FSA, students should develop a study routine and increase their study time. If I can help with additional studies, please let me know.

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Rocket Design Update

In preparation of Space Camp, we started our 4 week long rocket project in the TIMS lab in which students will build and test water rockets using the scientific method, engineering skills, inquiry skills, research and design skills and high level vocabulary.

We are now entering Phase II. Students will modify their rockets to carry an egg (their astronaut). Students must try to have their astronaut survive a flight of the rocket. Last week we did our second launch. Students redesigned their rocket and make needed corrections for flight.

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Meet the Class! This is the Easter Bunny

The Bunny is new to our class. He will be here only a short time. Perhaps you know him or have seen him. He loves chocolate and jelly beans. He says "Hope everyone had a good holiday and break!"
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New this year will be a STEM showcase night at NBHE. Please join us on the NBHE campus for this event. The date will be April 5, 2016. This is a family night and there will be hands on activities for all ages. There will be various math, science and technology based hands on activities planned. Stations will be ran by our high school math and science students. Some of the various topics include: Robotics, math stations and manipulatives, candy math, rocket engineering, catapults and slingshots, marine and environmental science (including work on the aquaponics lab), electronics, coding & software, and much much more. We will also have free ice cream for everyone.