# HVMS Family Notes

## 1-20-23

In this issue you will find:

Students in Action

Upcoming Dates

Community Notes

## Upcoming Dates:

Jan 27- End of Q2

Feb 6 - Report Cards Sent Home

## Students having fun learning!

Ms. Shea's Class working SEL Core Competencies

## Mr. Skrocki's Science Class

The students were working on learning about matter. More specifically, they are learning about how matter can seem to disappear and sometimes it can seem to appear out of nowhere. In this lesson students dissolved sugar in water by mixing. Then the water was heated until all the water evaporated. We found that the sugar from the solution was left behind. The sugar was then turned into a different substance (Caramel) as heat continued to be applied. We then used the same concept to make rock candy. Students also worked on questions that went along with the lesson.

## Ms. DePaoli's Grade 4: Physical Science

PS3. Energy

4-PS3-1. Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.

4-PS3-3. Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.

Project Lead The Way: *Vehicle Restraint Design*

Here are some pictures from our final project after learning about potential and kinetic energy as well as energy transfer during a collision. Students worked as a team to design and model a restraint system to protect a passenger (a real egg) in their car during a collision. Students were given a list of supplies that were available as well as a budget of \$10 to buy their supplies. Once their vehicle and restraint systems were complete, they were put to the test as students took turns sending their vehicle down a ramp into a fixed object. All vehicles that had a successful run advanced to the next round which involved raising the height of the ramp. The students ALL did an excellent job working together to complete the t

## Ms. Wright's Math Class

The Number System 6.NS

A. Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.

1. Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.

B. Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

2. Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.

3. Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.

Today students worked on reviewing for their Module 2 test on Monday. They were collaboratively working together to answer questions about division of fractions, multiplication of decimals, place value and word problems.

The high school production of Annie is looking for interested 7th grade girls to join the ensemble. Students will sing and dance as part of group in the production that will take place March 17-18. Most rehearsals will take place afters school. Interested students should attend the meeting/rehearsal on Friday, January 13 afterschool in the auditorium. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Koczela at rkoczela@hoosacvalley.org or Mrs. Watroba at awatroba@hoosacvalley.org

## Not Suitable for Young Children: Internet Safety Presentation by United States Attorney's Office and Homeland Security Investigations

This presentation is for adults who wish to learn how to keep kids safe and secure online. Content is inappropriate for young children.