ANNABELS, COOKIES, CAGNEYS:  The Chapter 3 Test is Wednesday, November 2nd!


STEM with Mrs. McVay: Lacey Group Week of October 31, 2016

We have been unable to place our solar stills outside due to the poor weather this week.  We will place them outside when the weather improves 🙂

We will begin an exploration of alternative sources of energy this week, beginning with wind power.  If you have a small fan at home your child could bring in for a couple of weeks, I would appreciate it.  We will do all wind studies in the classroom in a controlled environment.

Below are a few heart model pictures for your enjoyment!

STEM with Mrs. McVay: Cookie Group Week of October 31, 2016

Our solar stills have not been outside due to lack of sun and too much wind.  We hope to get them outside this week.

We will continue with our study of solar energy this week experimenting with solar cells.  To complete our solar study, we will be constructing a parabolic solar cooker.  This will start in a week or so.  Please send in a piece of foam core poster board by next week (11/7) and any empty chip bags you have (large please) for the reflective surfaces.

We have a field trip on Thursday, 11/10 to the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Science.  Permission slips went home this Friday.  Please return as soon as possible.

Below are some pictures of heart models.

Anatomy with Mrs. McVay: Annabel Group Week of October 31, 2016

Homework Due Thursday, 11/3:  Workbook or study packet page 68 # 77-97 ang page 78 # 1-9

There will be a short quiz on types of joints and examples of these joints on Friday, 11/4.  Please encourage your child to review material for a few minutes every day.  The vocabulary can be confusing.

Field Trip on Thursday, November 10 to the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Science.  Permission slips went home on Friday.  Please return as soon as possible.


MS Science with Mrs. McVay: Cagney and Geuliette Groups Week of October 31, 2016

Chapter 4 Test this Wednesday, November 2.  All students received a study guide on Friday, 10/28.

We will begin a Unit on Physics starting with chapter 5-Motion, Forces and Simple Machines.  Please have your child bring in a calculator (basic) to help with the speed and acceleration calculations.

In a couple of weeks, we will be constructing race cars out of recycled materials. Start looking around the house for items such as:  1 quart boxes (from broth or milk), plastic bottles from gatorade (small) and caps that might be useful as wheels.  THANKS!!!