Hoiten, Mayes, McLellan POD

March 21-24, 2016

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FRIDAY, MARCH 25 – NO SCHOOL – GOOD FRIDAY


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STAAR Testing Dates

March 29th - 4th Grade Writing and 5th Grade Math

March 30th - 5th Grade Reading


May 9th - 4th Grade Math, 5th Grade Reading Re-test, 6th Grade Math

May 10th - 4th Grade Reading, 5th Grade Math Re-test, 6th Grade Reading

May 11th - 5th Grade Science

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -- Anne Frank

Science Vocabulary

METAMORPHOSIS

A change in the shape or characteristics of an organism’s body as it grows


COMPLETE METAMORPHOSIS

A complete change in form during an insect's growth, with four distinct stages - egg, larva, pupa, and adult.


INCOMPLETE METAMORPHOSIS

A change in form that includes only three stages - egg, nymph, and adult.


NYMPH

The second stage in incomplete metamorphosis during which the organism is considered to be immature


EGG

The first stage of metamorphosis during which the organisms develop to the point of being able to survive in the outside world


LARVA

The newly hatched stage of insects before they undergo metamorphosis (the second stage of complete metamorphosis)


ADULT

The mature stage of an organism which is able to reproduce to continue its species


CHRYSALIS

The pupal stage of a butterfly


PUPA

The third stage of complete metamorphosis during which the organism is in a protected case while it changes form


COCOON

The protective covering made by an insect to shelter themselves while they grow and change during the third step of complete metamorphosis


PESTICIDE

A chemical or other substance used to kill unwanted insects or weeds


INSECTICIDE

Any substance used to kill insects

Contact US!

Mandy Hoiten - Science

ahoiten@chinaspringisd.net


Cindy Mayes - Reading

cmayes@chinaspringisd.net


Mandy McLellan - Math

amclellan@chinaspringisd.net

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