Thank you everyone who was able to come out and make our Night of the Author such a success. The kids were truly excited and motivated to share their work with an authentic audience. The students will be able to take their finished Dragonology books home soon, once they have been assessed.
Return blue forms (Teacher Appreciation lunch for this coming week) - optional for parents to contribute.
Math - Test on Monday - Measurement Unit
I will assess student knowledge on measuring time (using analog, digital and 24 hour clocks) and area (in square units, square centimeters and square meters). Additional practice can be found at: http://www.sacredheartacademy.ca/documents/general/math%20makes%20sense%20homework%20book.pdf (Unit 4)
Science - Wheels/Axle - car building
Information on our upcoming Science project for our Simple Machines work:
Car Building Project
We will be building cars in school the third week of May. We will then race them to see how our design works. At school you will be provided with the axles (skewers), axle hub (a straw), the balloon for power, some tape and glue and other supplies you may need.
You will need to bring a few things from home (so that all cars could be different in some ways). Some of the students have started to bring in milk caps for wheels - thank you.
Bring – a “body” for the car- This can be a small juice box, water bottle, small box, a flat piece of cardboard, a toilet paper roll, a plastic cup… or other similar item.
Bring - the wheels - These can be carton tops (like plastic milk caps), wooden pieces (with holes), or old CD’s or any other circular object. (Please have small holes cut into your wheels or ensure that it can be done easily by the teacher at school.)
You can bring – decorative materials or coloured tape (duct tape); decorating materials are optional for your car. And you can bring in any extra materials you think your car might need.
We will give the students each a balloon and straw.
If you need inspiration: Google “balloon powered cars” (or on D2L there are car videos to watch in the Simple Machines area).
Please DO NOT build the car at home!!! We will build it here at school to emphasize our problem solving criteria. Students will work through design criteria, test and modify our designs. We will then do a series of tests and races on our cars.
Please send in materials by May 13th. Extra materials are most welcome for you or for students who don’t have any at home. Please send materials in a labeled bag/box.