'NEUS'LETTER

April 29th, 2016

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Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb

Language Arts by Eric


This week we began planning our compare and contrast essays on "Tuck Everlasting" writing about the similarities and differences between the movie and the book. We also worked on our poetry unit, and so far we wrote shape poems, cinquains, haikus, and I am poems.

Science by Joseph

In Science, we learned about how the heart works inside. We also did activity about how the body works with the heart. We played a game where four people were the heart, three people were the veins and arteries, and two people were the blood. The two people had to race in the right direction to show to blood flows to win the race. We also watched a video of how the body and how blood flows through it.

Social Studies by Alexandra

This week for social studies we got into groups. Mrs. Neu gave each group questions to answer. Each group wa a different branch of government. It was really fun plus some groups got to draw things for their answers. Every group did a good job and was having fun. I hope we do more projects like this. We also got to go into the computer lab to play a simulation game where we were the branches of government.

Specialties by Sara

Spanish- The first day of Spanish we talked about new rules for our vocabulary. For homework we had to make a server using our new rules. On the second day we reviewed our rules and vocabulary. We leaned how to put the words in a sentence and how to use past tense using the rules and vocabulary. We also went over our homework.

Music- In music we decided what song we were going to do for our music video and what we were going to do in the video. Our class decided on the Power Rangers theme song and we are going to make the video really random and goofy. We're also doing this to get to use photoshop and the green screen.

PE- On the first day of PE we went outside to do gymnastics. We will be doing gymnastics for the next two weeks. We had different stations like superman stands on the balance beam, frog stand, head stand, forward rolls, backwards rolls, Chinese jump rope, and jump ropes. We had three groups and they switched through out the class.

FIERCE-In FIERCE we worked on our FIERCE recipe book and we were given a checklist that we needed to finish by next class-you have to finish two completed recipes, an introduction paragraph, and two paragraphs to go along with our recipes.

Art-In Art we studied a new artist who lived a long time ago in Russia. He did a lot of abstract art that had to do more about feeling than what you were seeing. A lot of his paintings had lots of feeling in them so we did abstract art, too.

Library-In library we could read the entire period, listen to poems that a famous poet wrote, and/or work on a picture that you could color and glue words onto to about how the picture makes you feel. You could also complete on assignments that you needed to work on.

Extras

JOKES AND RIDDLES by Amanda and Riley


Knock knock.

Who's there?

Interrupting cow.

Interrupting cow wh-

MOOOOOOOOOOO.


How can you tell if a ghost is lying?

You can see right through them!


Fact of the week by Joseph


Kiwi has as twice as much vitamin c than an orange.

Reminders

May 2nd-May 6th-Testing

May 5th-Please have your student bring in a white t-shirt for our "guts" project on Friday.

Notes from Mrs. Neu

In Science this week students played a game that simulated the "body's highways" and how the arteries, veins, and capillaries transport nutrients, water, and oxygen to the body's cells. Scientists then explored how the respiratory system works with the circulatory system to transport gases around the body. Next week students will discover the digestive system.


Language Arts this week focused on poetry and students created a shape poem, poetry that describes an object and is shaped the same as the object as the poem is describing. Writers also began writing a Cinquian poem, a form that is five lines that describes a person, place, or thing. Next week they will continue exploring various types of poetry.


This week in Social Studies students brainstormed their knowledge of Government and why it is important to the United States. They participated in a webquest to research the three branches of government and how they work. Students also explored the checks and balances of the government through interactive gameplay in which they put issues and ideas into a law by interacting as all three branches of the government.




I wish everyone a wonderful weekend!


*Please note-Our field trip to the Tech Museum has been cancelled due to transportation difficulties with Amtrak.