Mr. Morrow's Science Newsletter

Science is Awesome!

5th Grade Science

My name is Nicholas Morrow and I am your children's 5th grade science teacher. I have been married to my lovely wife, Whitney, for almost 6 years and we have an awesome dog named Fawkes. Personally, my passion for science began to flourish right around the same age of the children I teach. This is a large reason why I enjoy teaching this age group. When I was in the 5th grade my father purchased my twin brother and I a telescope for our birthday and the rest is history. I have been hooked ever since. It is now my goal as your children's science teacher to foster that same passion that was instilled into me by my father all those years ago. Aside from my knowledge of the cosmos and skills behind a telescope, I also enjoy and have cultivated experience and understanding in the other fields of science. I consider it my pleasure to serve your children this year!

My Availability

I am here for one reason and one reason alone, to help your children succeed in any way that I can. If you or your child need me for any reason, please know that I am here for that very reason. Do not hesitate to email, to call, or to schedule a time to come in and visit with me about any concerns you might have regarding your child or the class. Additionally, I have made this point explicitly clear to your children in the class. So your children also know that if something or someone is bothering them, if they are having issues with course material or they simply need someone to listen, that I am here to aid them in all the ways I know how.

Contact Information:
Email: nicholas.morrow@fbisd.edu
Phone: 555-555-5555

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The Moon

This week in class the students will be learning about the Moon. We will be talking about the moon's phases as well as its gravitational influence on Earth. Because the moon is somewhat familiar to the students, they should be extra excited to share their ideas about the moon with the class. I always find this topic to be rather entertaining and insightful for the children. Below I have included a video about the moon's phases which will give you a bit of insight into some of the concepts we will be discussing.

Moon Photo Credit: http://www.desktopweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/wallpapers/Computer/Full-Moon-Hd-Desktop-Wallpaper.jpg
Nye and baseball moon phase

Field Trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Monday, April 6th, 9am

13016 University Boulevard

Sugar Land, TX

Attention parents: This is a reminder about the field trip scheduled for Monday, April 6th. The students will be leaving the campus at 9 AM sharp so please make arrangements to get them here on time. Also, make sure that you pack a lunch for your child because lunch will not be provided on this day. For our field trip, we will be visiting the Houston Museum of Natural Science located in Sugar Land. The students could not be more excited. If you would like to sign up as a chaperone or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at my email address. I'm looking forward to seeing you guys there. I hope you have a safe and pleasant evening.

Friday Science Trivia Winners!

Every Friday, as our class is wrapping up, we have a weekly trivia game in which the children answer science related questions to win various prizes. This week, we had three winners that I would like to announce. Drum roll please...Charles D. won a nice and shinny "Science is Awesome" pencil, Marie C. won a brand new banana eraser, and Carl S. won the grand prize consisting of a space themed book marker, a "Science is Awesome" pencil, and an apple eraser. Congratulations guys and parents, do not forget to help them study up for next week's Science Trivia!

Einstein Photo Credit: http://mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/einstein1_7.jpg