Collins & Co. Room 204
Week Thirty-Six (June 1-5)
Can you believe it's already June?! This week was our last full-regular week of Greenbriar! We were busy from start to finish and can't believe how fast the week AND school year have gone.
Next week is a full school and Friday is a full day! We will be culminating our year with a pizza lunch (compliments of Ms. Collins and Mrs. Cucco) on Friday while we watch a movie. This time I am taking movie suggestions again from the class, and they are welcome to bring in any movie that is rated G for us to watch during our Pizza Party. We will also be celebrating the Union's Civil War victory on Friday. They will get a special surprise and an extra dessert during our party as their prize for winning the hard fought war!
Please see the schedule of events below for an outline of next week.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Ms. Collins and Mrs. Cucco
We then used a program called Hands-On Equations, where they moved from concrete to abstract thinking to understand algebra. Students really enjoyed learning algebra and even said it was "fun"!
We also spent time learning about percentages. There are lots of fun games on our classroom website that helped us experiment and learn different strategies. Ask your student to help you find discounts or how much of a tip to leave this weekend!
This website was created as a resource for you at home to go to look for ideas to help your students.
Here you can find the virtual text book, workbook pages, and online tutorials. The log in information is on the first page of your students assignment notebook. Find more information on our classroom website by clicking the "Math in Focus" link.
We read the book, Boycott Blues which talked about the bus boycotts in Montgomery, Al. The students really enjoyed the illustrations and found the symbolism from start to finish.
Since we finished our read aloud book, How They Croaked, we read some of Ms. Collins' favorite picture books and talked about why they might be her favorite, although they were simple stories. (Ask your student about this!) This launched us into a review of what makes a good "Reader's Response" and more ideas of what to talk about in our literature discussion groups.
We started a new research project. Each student is researching one element from the Periodic Table and coming up with clues to help us identify it!
In Science Lab, the students learned about making and using a hydrometer. A hydrometer is an instrument used to determine the density of liquids. They make one using a drinking straw, clay, and some bb's for ballasts. They used this to test the density of unknown solutions. They also leaned about acids and bases using pH levels.
Students must wear modest, clean clothing appropriate for school or a special activity. Depending on the season of the year, shorts and short-sleeved shirts are permitted. The length of shorts and skirts should be at least mid-thigh. Pants are to be worn at the waistline and bare midriffs are prohibited. Hats, head coverings and sunglasses may not be worn in the school building. There may be authorized exceptions for particular events. Clothing with inappropriate or disrespectful words or pictures may not be worn to school. Any attire that distracts from the orderly school environment is not permitted.
Ask your Student about:
- iBook Author
- Why Einstein's brain was so special
- ABC countdown- next week:
-Tues: Wild Hair Day
-Wed: X-change Autographs- During 5th Grade Brunch: they'll get their yearbooks
-Thurs: Year End Celebration (Field Day)
-Fri: Zip up your back packs and go home!
- Percentages and Algebra
- Mrs. Green's baby!
Collins & Co.
Greenbriar Elementary School