The Lawrence Weekly News 3/3/17

By: Natalie Cebulko

ISTEP Tests are Halfway Completed for The 2016-2017 Year!

This week the third and fourth graders of Sand Creek Elementary are halfway through ISTEP in the 2016-2017 school year! The next session begins April 17th to May 5th. Be prepared!

In honor of ISTEP, the teachers of third and fourth grade put on a skit to talk about the importance of ISTEP and the rules of it. All of them were a fairy tale character, like Little Red Riding Hood, Bo Peep, and Cinderella.

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Riddle of The Week

Last Weeks Winners: NOPE. This week the winners get a drawing for a prize!!!

Riddle: I appear once in a minute. I appear twice in a moment. I am never in one thousand years. What am I?

Winners get put in a draw for a prize!

Weather For March 3rd to March 10th

March 3rd: Partly Sunny with a high of 37

March 4th: Snow Showers with a high of 53

March 5th: Mostly Cloudy with a high of 59

March 6th: Showers with a high of 63

March 7th: Scattered Thunderstorms with a high of 58

March 8th: Sunny with a high of 56

March 9th: Partly Cloudy with a high of 57

March 10th: Partly Cloudy with a high of 56

What are We Doing?

Writing: Book Creation

Math: Mixed Numbers/Fractions/Geodesic Domes

Science: Life Science

Reading: Historical Fiction/ Number the Stars

Geodesic Domes!

This week and last week in Math, students have been creating Geodesic Domes. They have been researching what they are, how they create it, and the person who created it; Walther Bauersfeld, and R. Buckminster Fuller. Here are some of the creators of the Geodesic Domes:.

Reminders:

March 13th: Flex Day; No School

March 25th: Beach Bash

Research of the Week:

Ever wonder why the caps of fire hydrants are pentagonal?

Madison researched this question this week. She said: "The main reason is so that vandals with a regular wrench cannot turn the square nut and steal the water." You need a special tool to be able to open the fire hydrant for emergencies.