Good Morning World Changer! Happy #NationalPencilDay!
We have music practice at 9:20 - 10:00 today. After practice we will still go to Ms. Hopper's room for a short 20 minute switch and then to WIN as normal.
Our class will be putting away the ukuleles after we are done playing them. I will be waiting on the side of the stage for those people and aiding in putting them on the floor. It is important today that we get in and pay attention right away. There is only 40 minutes of practice time and it sounds like we need every second of it! Please be respectful of Ms. Wiebe and her time today.
Let's make today a good one!
Makers Space schedule for today!
10:50 - 11:10: Shaun, Brea, AJ, Mason
11:10 - 11:30: Alex, Owen, Josiah, Brian
11:30 - 11:50: Rubyn, Dinah, Lily, Jeff
Continental Math League Final Standings (Schiffler & Hopper)
Top 10 combined scores from the 5 meets - 30 was the best possible score
Alex 28, Connor J 23, Keaton 23, Owen 21, Jack 21, Parker 21, Gage 21, Cole 20, Logan H 20, Connor K20
We had quite an interesting conversation today during science class. Part silly, part serious! We were discussing pollution and the release of gases into the ozone, the conversation naturally turned to methane which is released by garbage and many other things and how that could lead to the depletion of the ozone. Methane is also a bi-product of our farts...are we polluting the earth asked one student? We had some very good scientific answers and ways to problem solve for pollution...could we freeze these gases and turn them into solids, hence not having them rise in the air and destroy the ozone? Some fantastic discussion about an important topic! Here is what I found!
Freezing Temperatures for these gases are:
Methane -305 F
Methanethiol -189 F
Dimethyl Sulfide -145 F
Hydrogen Sulfide -116 F
Carbon Dioxide -109F
As the solids warmup about this point they would turn to liquid (except Carbon Dioxide which goes straight to gaseous form, and is odorless in small concentrations)
In liquid form you probably would not smell very much until you reach the boiling points where the liquids start turning back to gas.
The boiling points are:
Methane -256 F
Methanethiol 43 F
Dimethyl Sulfide 95 F
Hydrogen Sulfide -76 F
Note that some of these could be liquid at relative high temperatures.
Good Morning Super Students! Happy #MomandPopBusinessDay. Do any of your families own their own businesses or do you have relatives that do? As many of you know my family has owned the bowling alley in Melrose for over 40 years! Owning your own business is both super cool but also a ton of work. With the rewards of being your own boss come the responsibilities of always being there and many other sacrifices. Hashtag your favorite local business on the whiteboard! Add any web links in the comments section to help them grow their business if they have one!
Awesome job being being on the PATH yesterday and being ACCEPTING of all outcomes. I can also tell we have focused on being PREPARED a bit more int he mornings along with a much improved hall walking experience! Thank you for accepting the challenge....now get your morning math done :)
Good Morning Super Students! Happy, we are going to call it, Top Two Thursday! On the whiteboard are some directions for choosing a person in this class! Cross their name after you complete the task!
Also, on the board is our yearbook page. Please look over to make sure you are pictured and your name is spelled correctly. Once you have checked it, please initial your picture to show you've completed this task.
Have an awesome Thursday!
Why I have not thought of this sooner perplexes me, probably because I am so tech focused I assumed all parents were hopping on their computers/phones/tablets to read our blog weekly, but I will print paper copies for those of you who want it!
A few things happening in the next couple weeks:
Congrats Schiffler's families for having all your Deep Portage papers and money in! We are all ready to go. I personally thank you because it makes my job a whole lot easier not having to make those phone calls and track things down...Thank you!
Report cards and Twinderella permission form. Report cards were sent home Monday, hopefully you've had a chance to discuss them with your child. When you have done so, please return the envelope signed back to school. We will use those to mail their 3rd Tri report cards. We are going to be attending the middle school production of "Twinderella" next Thursday morning. Please return that form by tomorrow as well and please make sure you child is here on time that day as we are taking buses to the middle school.
Next Thursday, March 31, is also our Spring Music Concert for fourth and fifth grade. Fourth grade performs first at 6:00 pm, followed by fifth grade at 7:00 pm. Please make sure you child is there early to get lined up. We also have a performance for the school at 1:15 pm on March 31 as well if family members would like to attend, just use door 1 to ring the office!
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Good Morning Super Students! Happy #ChaiDay and #NationalPuppyDay...Mr. Brady obviously picked a good week to purchase a dog!
We are going to be taking our reading MCA sampler today, please make sure you iPad is charged to at least 25% for today and tomorrow! If it is not...come see me immediately.
Report Card envelopes and Twinderella forms needs to be turned in by tomorrow, please remind your families to sign both of those and return.
Happy Monday Super Students, welcome back for another amazing week of learning. Remember we do not have school this Friday for "Spring Break". Also, yesterday was #internationaldayofhappiness...what do you wake up for in the morning, what makes you incredibly happy!?