Eagle Eye Newsletter
Happy 25th year to Underwood Elementary!
Our 5th graders have made great progress this year in reading fluency and comprehension. Let's not lose those great gains over the summer. Be sure to take advantage of our Summer Reading Program and join Mid-Continents as well!
Students wrote letters to their future selves. We seal the letters into envelopes and send them to the students when they graduate high school. We hear back from many students who get their letters and love to hear from their younger self.
We finished our Amusement Park Workshop problem and made a case for which amusement park package was the better buy! The students also worked on some math workshop problems for a reward. Ask them about the Fiedler "Farm"acy!
In learning about the Declaration of Independence, students tried out a writing concept called "Found Poetry". We read part of the Declaration (the Statement of Beliefs) word-for-word, and then students pulled our their favorite words and phrases to create some really powerful messages. Next week we will discuss military strengths and weaknesses for both the British and the Patriots, and we will talk about some key battles.
In the early part of the week, our scientists worked together in small groups to create a tower using 8 craft sticks, 8 straws, 2 rubber bands, 10 inches of masking tape, and a tennis ball. Their task: to build a tower using ALL the supplies that would suspend the tennis ball at least 10 cm above the table top. Amazing ingenuity, problem solving, and critical thinking went into these tower designs. Check out the pictures below.
Bubbleology kept us busy at the end of the week. Students mastered the art of creating "bubble domes" on their desks. As these popped, foam circles were left behind, and students were able to find the diameters of the circles. They also noted properties of the bubbles as they created bubbles within bubbles and also blew bubbles "around" certain items. Again, check out the pictures below.
Here is a great way to get some student-led independent practice on digital citizenship!
Please look to these sites for support. There are family guides and parent concerns sections that could be very helpful!
Math book online!
To register as a student in ConnectED, please follow these steps:
1. Go to www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com.
2. Select “Create a new account” button.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions to register as a student.
4. Once you have completed the registration process, click the “Redeem Master Code” button to add content to your ConnectED book bag.
5. Enter the Master Code of the online content you wish to redeem and follow the on screen instructions to complete the process.
Our code is: BH2J-BLM3-G6QO
Letter O at the end not a zero.
Students can use this if they forget their book at school!