We had such a great time this week learning how to solve numeric expressions using the proper order of operations. Every student picked up on and mastered this within the week! Many really enjoyed it, some looking forward to working more from home on continued practice! I was really proud of everyone’s hard work. Monday we’ll start a new chapter. We’re moving right along!
“Do you like it when a glass of super-sour lemonade makes your lips pucker? Do you like having a piece of sour candy that makes your eyes water? If something that leaves a sour taste in your mouth is okay with you, then you’re a fan a citric acid!” This week, we spent our science time investigating the properties of this acid. We found out that citric acid is a white, solid acid. We also discovered, through our investigation, that it is highly soluble in water. Ask your child to tell you about this experience. We talked about where we find this acid in its natural form and we got to taste some delicious citric fruits. Good job everyone turning in and sharing their experience with their science homework packets. The goofy putty and the slime are a blast! What a great science week.
On Friday, your child took home conversation cards. There are several questions that are meant to be discussed and answered as a family. The questions are in Spanish, so your child’s job is to read and explain these questions to you. Have your child be prepared to share what the family discussed on Monday. Have a good weekend!
In 4th and 5th grade art, some of the students needed to finish their eagle drawings. Be sure to look at their beautiful drawings on the bulletin board at school, which celebrates Veteran’s Day. We also started a still life resist painting for Thanksgiving. The students looked at fall fruits and vegetables, and created great designs with oil pastels and watercolors.