Mr. Ross' Weekly Newsletter
December 19, 2014
“For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!”
Blackburn Elementary Spelling Bee
Congratulations to our class spelling bee champion, Parker! He also did very well in the school-wide spelling bee this week. We are very proud of you Parker!
What Will We Be Learning This Week?
We will be completing Unit 6 in Math Expressions, which covers measurement concepts such as volume, capacity, mass, and temperature.
Words Their Way spelling lists will resume this week.
We have discussed how testing and then improving upon designs is a major part of an engineer's job, so this is really just a part of the engineering process.
Here are a few tips based on the balloon racers from today:
- Make sure the wheels are able to rotate freely. Many wheels would rub against the car's body, slowing them down.
- Make sure the wheels are stable. A few of the racers had wheels that either fell off or were unable to support the weight of the vehicle.
- Test the vehicle before bringing it in. It was clear that some of the vehicles had not been tested at home.
Here are the Balloon Racers guidelines for your reference:
Here is the unit study guide for your reference:
Saturday, Dec. 20th, 12am to Sunday, Jan. 4th 2015 at 11:45pm
Blackburn Elementary School, Jacobs Fork, NC, United States
Monday 1/5 - PE
Tuesday 1/6 - PE
Wednesday 1/7 - Music
Thursday 1/8 - Art
Friday 1/9 - PE
Monday 1/12 - PE
Tuesday 1/13 - Music
Wednesday 1/14 - Art
Thursday 1/15 - PE
Friday 1/16 - PE