Friday, March 28, 2014

Three Branches of Government School House Rock

How is a circus like the three branches of government? 
*For EC*: Respond by commenting below! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Periodic Table Web Quest

Hello students!

Today you will be completing a Periodic Tale web quest in the computer lab.

"On The Shoulders of Giants" Section

"Getting the Lay of the Land: Periodically Organized" Section

"Gettin' Together with the Families" Section

Let's have some fun!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Electron Shells


Spelling Bee Champions!

Congratulations to our two fifth grade 1st place Spelling Bee winners! Monica Rodriguez and Kenneth Duran demonstrated unbelievable discipline in studying all of the words through the 8th grade spelling list and we are so very proud of them!

Kenneth and Monica also went on to compete in the 7th and 8th grade Spelling Bee and came in 1st and 2nd place against 8th graders! We are so proud of their hard work!

Thank you to the parent board for the amazing decorations!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spelling Bee

Please join us tomorrow morning at 8:30AM in the gym for the annual Spelling Bee! We would love to have you! 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Persuasive Essay Prompt Ideas

Hi class! 

If you're still brainstorming ideas for your persuasive essay, have a look at some of the prompts below to see if they are of any interest to you:

-Should students have to wear uniforms? 
-Should college athletes be paid for playing? 
- Should college be free?
-Should all American citizens have to complete a year of community service? 
-Should students be required to take a foreign language course? 
-Should the voting age be lowered?
-Should the driving age be raised?
- Should students’ textbooks be replaced by notebook computers? 
-Should girls be allowed to play on boy’s sports teams? 
- Should teens be able to buy violent video games? 
- Should boys and girls be in separate classes? 
-Should people who download music and movies illegally be punished? 
-Should school athletes have to be on the honor roll to play in games? 
- Should cities offer free public Wi-Fi? 
-Should the government place a tax on junk food and fatty snacks? 
-Should people be allowed to keep exotic animals like chimpanzees or tigers? 
-Should people have to get a license to become parents? 
-Should there be tougher federal restrictions for content on the Internet? 
-Should people be allowed to curse on daytime television? 
- Should students who commit cyberbullying be suspended from school? 
-Should the death penalty be used to punish violent criminals? 
-Should schools start later in the morning? 
- Should teens over 13 years be allowed into R rated movies? 
-Should scientists be allowed to test products intended for human use on animals? 
-Should unhealthy fast food products be sold with a warning label? 
-Should students or teachers receive money for scoring well on standardized tests? 
-Should the state execute dogs that have bitten someone? 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Week of March 4th, 2014

Hello students!

We are finishing reading our final selection, James Forten, from our Language Arts theme: "Voices of the Revolution". Make sure your packets are complete and ready to be turned in this Friday, March 7th!

The following websites will provide you with some further exploration about the Revolutionary War, as we are also currently studying it in Social Studies:
Famous Facts about the War
The Road to Revolution Game

We are also beginning a new unit in Science wherein we will be studying the Periodic Table of the Elements. Use the information on the websites below to complete your task in the computer lab:
Website #1:
Website #2:
Website #3:
Website #4:

Periodic Table Games:

Lastly, tomorrow is ASH WEDNESDAY. Be on time for 8AM mass and make sure you have thought through your Lenten Sacrifices.