“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~ Jimmy Dean

Dear Parents and Students,

Please make sure daily math homework assignments are completed and turned in on time. When students are consistently not turning in their work, it adds up.  Then it becomes difficult for them to make it up on time. Please continue checking and signing your child’s planner daily and ask them what they have learned in school.

ASPIRE

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Math

We will continue practicing multi-step word problems on fractions this week.

Any incomplete In-Class math  assignments need to be completed at home as homework and returned the next day for full credit. Last week, students worked on Set 1 to set 4. This week, we will work on Set 5-7 in class.  Please allow your child time to practice online and finish their incomplete assignments at home.

Below is the link that we use in class to practice the Fractions Word Problems. 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

Science 


This week, students will learn about DNA and how DNA makes everyone unique.  Students will also construct an edible model of DNA. Each student will need the following items: 2 pieces of licorice, 9 pink marshmallows, 9 yellow marshmallows, 9 green marshmallows, and 9 orange marshmallows. Donations Needed: We need 4 bags of licorice (Cherry/Strawberry) and 4 bags of small marshmallows (Orange, Strawberry, lemon, Lime). Thank you for your generosity! I would appreciate it, if you would please have these in class by Thursday, March 1.

    TWIZZLERS Strawberry Twists, 32 oz              Kraft Jet-Puffed FunMallows Miniature Marshmallows 10 oz. Bag

    TWIZZLERS Strawberry Twists, 32 oz              Kraft Jet-Puffed FunMallows Miniature           Marshmallows 10 oz. Bag


    Below are the links for Heredity concept cards and vocabulary words:

    Heredity Concept Cards: https://quizlet.com/_32xh8s

    Heredity Vocabulary Words: https://quizlet.com/_32xeyh

    Science Fair 

    This Tuesday, February 27th is Grades 4 – 6 Science Fair at the 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

    Please Help! We need Science Fair Judges on Tuesday, February 27th
    Round 1 Judging:   9:00 am – 10:30 am
    Round 2 Judging:  10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Reminders 

    • March 2 Minimum Day, AOE
    • March 15 Minimum Day, End of Third Quarter 
    • March 16 -No School
    • March 19 Fourth Quarter Begins

    Penny Wars 

    Annual OPA Penny Wars Begins on Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018, in the Elementary building. Pennies are positive. Dollars and Silver Change are negative. Winning class will receive a prize. March 12-15 – There will be a jar of coins in the office where students can guess the amount of money in the jar for 25 cents.  The winner will be able to add the amount of money to their class total to possibly win. All money will go towards playground equipment.