Using the Scientific Method in Mrs. Sheets’ Class
Mrs. Sheets’ students have been focusing on data collection and analysis in their scientific method unit. Students have enjoyed hands on activities while collecting data such as stacking cubes, shooting baskets, standing on one foot the longest, and recording water temperature.
Through the scientific method, students have learned to ask a question, such as “Which drinking fountain is the coldest?” They then learned to make a hypothesis (an educated guess). A list of controlled varies were created to make sure the results would not be skewed. For example, for each water collection, students made sure they used the same container and the same amount of water. Then, groups were sent around the school to collect water samples. To record their data, students created a Google document. Finally, students analyzed the data and concluded that the drinking fountain in the gym produced the coldest temperature!
Third Grade Students Celebrate the Legacy of Johnny Appleseed
Mrs. Hammel’s third grade Language Arts students recently celebrated the legacy of Johnny Appleseed. Students read several books about the famous man and created a web by collecting important information regarding Johnny Appleseed’s life. Mrs. Hammel explained, “We used the web as our foundation and we wrote a biography essay about him. We were very excited to use our keyboards during the essay writing process.” As a culminating activity, the children brought in apples, and made applesauce to celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday. The students said that it smelled like apple pie in their classroom all day long!
Creating Google Slides Presentations in 6th Grade ELA
Miss Murphy’s sixth grade Language Arts students are currently studying theme, main idea, and how to write objective summaries. Recently, students worked in collaborative groups to read about a historical event of their choice. Then, they created summaries of the event and a Google Slides presentation to teach the rest of the class about the topic. Miss Murphy explained that students enjoyed learning about different events in history that they were not familiar with. Additionally, students also enjoyed working together on Google Slides to customize their presentations. Many students even found extra pictures, quotes, and videos to add to their slideshows!
Glitter Paintings in Art IV
Art IV students have been working on creating levels of value using material other than paint. For this unit, students worked to create an image of glitter! The steps for creating these beautiful masterpieces include: drawing an enlargement of their image, evaluating the different levels in their image, and selecting and mixing glitter to create the right levels. Miss Rohloff explained, “This project takes some time because each value needs to set before doing the next.” She also added, “Students LOVE glitter!!! They also like the process of carefully applying the glue, shaking on the glitter, then pouring it off to reveal the image.” Miss Rohloff concluded, “My classroom is covered in glitter during this project. You can even find a trail of glitter leading out of my classroom!”
Chalk the Walk 2018
Thank you to all of our Rangers who participated in the “Chalk the Walk” during Homecoming week!
NORTHWOOD FALL FESTIVAL – OCT. 13TH:
PICTURE DAY INFORMATION:
Tuesday, Oct. 16th is NES Picture Day. Wednesday, Oct. 17th is NHS and PK Picture Day!
FAMILY FUN TAILGATE:
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT:
TRUNK OR TREAT 2018:
SALVATION ARMY THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW:
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UPCOMING BOOK FAIR INFORMATION:
Book Fair Shopping hours:
Tuesday, October 23: Class Previews during school;
Wednesday & Thursday, October 24-25: 9:15 AM – 6:30 PM;
Friday, October 26: 9:15 AM – 2 PM
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available from October 17 to October 30.
ATHLETIC BOOSTERS BINGO NIGHTS:
Mon. Oct. 15: BOE Meeting @ 6:30pm
Tues. Oct. 16: NES Picture Day
Wed. Oct. 17: NHS and PK Picture Day
Fri. Oct. 19: End of 1st Quarter
Sat. Oct. 20: Trunk-or-Treat from 2pm – 4pm
Tues. Oct. 23: Book Fair Begins
Wed. Oct. 24: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences / Powder Puff Game @ 7pm
Thurs. Oct. 25: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences & Financial Aid Night @ 5:30pm
Fri. Oct. 26: NES Parent/Teacher Conferences (No school for NES/NHS in session)
Wed. Oct. 31: Halloween = Trick-or-Treating in Northwood from 6-7:30pm
Thurs. Nov. 1: 7-12th grade Band Concert, AAA Building @ 7pm
Fri. Nov. 2: NES Fall Parties / “Fall into Fitness” Walk, Jog, Run