“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller

Dear Parents,
It is important to check Aspire Gradebook weekly, or as regularly as possible with your child, to teach them to be responsible and to take ownership of their learning.  Thank you for working with your child and for your continued support.  Let’s make it a great week!


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We will continue practicing multi-step word problems on fractions, and learn about how to find reciprocals, dividing fractions by fractions, and fractions by whole numbers this week.

Below is the link that we use in class to practice the Fractions Word Problems. Please allow your child time to practice online at home as well. Thinking Blocks is a free App for tablet/iPads with various math skills to practice, but it is also available online on computers.  For Thinking Blocks Fractions, please go to https://www.mathplayground.com/tb_fractions_legacy/index.html


This week we will learn about certain life cycles, environments, and behaviors of living things.  Students have weekly Science Vocabulary word quizzes. Please continue practicing vocabulary words at home.

 Heredity Week#3 vocabulary words.


Feb. 19    Monday, No School, President’s Day

Feb. 27    Science Fair Grades 4-6 at Elementary Gym. Set up 8:30 am, Judging 10:00 am-12:00 pm,                  Open to the Public 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, Awards Ceremony Starts at 2:15.

Science Fair Categories are:

  • Botany
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth/Space
  • Energy and Transportation
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Math/Physics
  • Medical
  • Social/Behavioral

Remember:  this project should be an experiment.  You should be testing a question. Below is the OPA Elementary Science Fair Rubric.

OPA Elementary Science Fair Rubric

Needs Some Work
Needs a Lot of Work
1.  Question
Has a testable question and clear purpose

  1. Design

Has a well designed plan including all steps of the scientific method (Question, Research, Hypothesis, Experiment, Results, and Conclusion). Variables/controls are defined and complete.

  1. Execution

Experiment is well executed with proper data collection, reproducible results, and a sufficient amount of data has been collected to support a conclusion.

  1. Complexity/Creativity

Experimentation and analysis is used in an original way with well-developed ideas.

  1. Presentation Poster

Poster is well organized, visually appealing, and complete.

  1. Interview

Shows interest and enthusiasm for project. Gives clear, concise, and thoughtful responses. Demonstrates an understanding of procedures and science of project.

Total Score/Remarks



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