December 2, 2019
Gobble, gobble...Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy the holiday break with family and friends! Although it is important to unplug and enjoy the holiday, please encourage daily reading either on Raz-Kids or the book your child checked out from the school library. And...don't forget IXL! It is also a wonderful resource to practice skills on the road or over the break at home. Included in the Friday Folder is a fun spelling Thanksgiving unscramble word activity.
This week in science we solved the mystery of “Do plants eat dirt?” Answer: not really! Your child learned how a plant’s roots soak up mostly water, but also tiny amounts of salty substances--minerals. (Plants’ other needs will be introduced in future lessons).
Venus flytraps and pitcher plants were shown as examples of highly unusual plants that have a clever way to survive in dirt that lacks minerals. Answer: They eat insects and animals! Here is a video you and your child can watch together, showing another type of carnivorous plant, as well as some Venus flytrap footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnY_cCRELvs
In class, we also built a “Root Viewer,” to observe radish seeds grow. After a day, the radish seeds started to sprout roots. Question: why do the roots grow first? Ask your young scientist to tell you the answer.
School Wide Events
Thursday, June 4th TALENT SHOW @ 12:45PM
Talent Show at 12:45 - 2:30pm
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 6th Graders! Dismissal after graduation - NO AFTER CARE.