5th & 6th grade Science
Due 9/28 no later than 1 PM
Work is to be completed and submitted through Google Classroom.
first enter your email address firstname.lastname@example.org
then sign in with username and password (capitalize C - Cps)
Living on the Moon
Open the link to read the attached article about Lunar Palace I. What would your life be like if you were one of the students living in Lunar Palace I? Write a "Day in the Life" essay. Think about what it would be like from the time you woke up until the time you went to bed. What kinds of activities would you be doing throughout the day? How would life in the simulation station be different from your every day life. This should be 3-5 paragraphs. Add an additional paragraph letting me know if you would sign up for this type of experiment if the US was getting ready to set up their own simulator. Explain why or why not.
Remember to open the assignment. Create a Document. Turn in the work when you are complete.
NO COMMENTS. If you have a question see me in class.
Parents - your child received a Science Fair Information Packet today. Please take time to go through the packet so both you and your child are aware of the time schedule. Students must have their topic approved by me no later than Tuesday, September 26th. Also, sign their schedule page acknowledging you went through the packet with them.
Complete the Personalized Learning survey (both sides). It will be credited as a science homework grade. It must be complete and turned in no later than Thursday, September 21st.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
To Ray Parents and Families,
This spring, the CTU had all members vote for how to spend their "71 fifteen (15) minute start-of-the-day selfdirected preparation periods." Multiple options were given, and the staff voted to have those prep periods used twice a week, for the first fifteen minutes. In order to follow this directive, we created the Town Hall opportunity to give administrators a chance to make whole school announcements and reminders as well as to hear from students about their Ray experience.
Undoubtedly, a new morning transition has come with some hiccups. Although Day 2 was much better than Day 1, we still want to ensure there isn't chaos. The Town Halls with 6th-8th grade, in particular, were great opportunities to start the day and connect with students and we will continue the established routine with these grades.
For students in grades K-5, however, we are making the following adjustment effective Friday, September 15: students will continue to walk in the building with paraprofessionals, but will now walk to their classroom and line up outside of each room. Paraprofessionals will help students take off coats / bags and prepare for their class. At 9 am, teachers will welcome students into the classroom. We will then share Town Hall announcements over the loudspeaker.
We thank you for your flexibility during this transition as we work to comply with new CTU directives. If you are interested in volunteering to help with these Monday and Friday transitions, please reach out to Mrs. Neely.
Make it a Great Year to be a Ray Warrior!
Sincerely, Megan Thole and Gayle Harris-Neely
Due Date 9/21/2017
You received the 30 phases of the moon and construction paper. You are to look up what each phase of the moon will be for each day in September.
We got off to a good start last week. Most students returned all of their necessary forms by Friday. If you did not complete all of the forms, please do so and return them with your child by Wednesday (9/13).
Open House will take place on Thursday, September 14th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.
This week the sixth grade science students will be investigating volcanoes and the layers of the Earth. Students will also be given a tutorial on how to use Google Classroom. Each student will use their CPS login information to register. Most of the weekly homework will be assigned and submitted through Google Classroom.
Fifth grade students will investigate the relationship between the Earth and Its Moon. Students will be given their first homework assignment at the end of this week. They will complete and submit their assignment using Google Classroom.
5th Grade Daily Science Supplies: 6th Grade Daily Science Supplies:
100 page Green marble composition notebook 1" 3 - ring binder
Black ink pens 1 pack loose leaf paper
#2 Pencils Black ink pens
Colored pencils #2 pencils
Scissors Colored Pencils
Glue Stick Scissors
Ruler (with inches and centimeters) Glue Stick
(Supplies should be in a zippered pouch) Ruler (with inches and centimeters)
(Supplies should be in a zippered pouch)
Each student should have 1 roll of paper towels for science class
Ray’s Summer Office Hours
July 18-20th, 10am-1pm
July 25-27th, 10am-1pm
August 8-10th, 10am-1pm
August 15-17th, 10 am-1pm
August 22-24th, 10am-1pm
August 28-Sept. 1st, 8:45-3:45 pm
*And by appointment only
Principal, Megan Thole: email@example.com
Assistant Principal, Gayle Harris-Neely: firstname.lastname@example.org
Orientation & Class Assignment Dates
August 29th: 7th & 8th @ 2:45
August 30th: 5th & 6th @ 2:45
August 31st: K-4th @ 2:45
First Day of School
Tuesday, September 5th
*Supply Lists posted on teacher websites*
Reading: Your child should be bringing home his/her copy of a play today. They were given a role to learn for class on Thursday. The play must come back and forth between school and home all week. Please help your child to learn his/her lines. Each student should know when it is their turn to speak and what the character's mood and tone is. Being able to show their understanding of the character within the play will be on-half of their final reading grade. The second half will come from a written assessment that they will complete in class on Friday. The only homework they will have all week is to practice their script.
Math: Students will be taking a math test on Thursday that will test their skills on using a menu, finding totals based on quantities and unit prices, subtotals to a bill, and calculating tax and/or tip.
Science: Students are completing a design challenge during the first half of the week and will end the year with a philosophical chairs discussion,
Math - Hamburger Hut menu math. In class today, students picked food off a menu that matched certain criteria. Order 1 - $12 to spend on breakfast for 2; Order 2 - $30 to spend on lunch for 4; Order 3 - $45 to spend on dinner for 6; Order 4 - $10 for treats for 4.
For homework, they will need to find taxes and tips for their orders. They have a sheet with 4 questions on - 1 for each order.
Reading - Finish comprehension questions for Daedalus and Icarus.
My name is Ms. Drewa. I have been teaching since 1999 and have a Master's Degree in Teaching from National-Luis University and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. I am a National Board Certified Teacher and am endorsed in Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.