Bethni Albright

February 20, 2018, 

I can't believe we are only 8 days from March!!!  This year has flown by!  We have officially begun our LIVING SYSTEMS module.  This is the last of our our FOSS modules, but we still have plenty to cover.  We have unfortunately had the disadvantage of flu season hitting 5th grade so hard!  I am going to post my journal notes on here, so anyone that's been out is able to catch up his/her notes!  We will be having a journal check on Friday, February 23rd.  We will also have a quiz over topics given in class last Wednesday.  Please make sure your Science Journals are caught up through Investigation 2.2 -- Earth as a System.  There is also a Study Island assignment to work on during this unexpected ice day.  When we return, I will have an opportunity for Extra Credit based on the topics covered on this particular assignment. 

Moving forward, I want to include a few reminders:
We are still following the Lower School Dress Code.  
   - Students may wear navy blue or white long sleeved shirts under their collared shirts.  
   - Ladies may wear navy blue or white leggings under uniforms skirts or jumpers.
   - Students should always have shirts tucked in and wearing a belt with appropriate pants.
   - Students may wear navy blue or white cardigan sweaters over collared shirts.
   - Students may wear a University Academy sweatshirt/hoodie over appropriate
     collared shirts. 
   - Students may not wear jackets/coats in classrooms or hallways.


It is also very important that planners are being filled out by students daily and signed by parents each night. Although, we are not officially checking planners for DOJO points, it's an excellent habit to promote success in your student before middle school.  Please also be sure to check DOJO for updates on behavior, as well as, any important messages your student's teachers may send.  These are the two easiest ways for us to communicate with you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via DOJO or by email for the quickest response!  I want to thank you for sharing your kiddos with us! 

Sincerely, 
Bethni Albright




Science Scoop -- Newsletter

Science Newsletter 2-20-18.pdf






Science Quiz Topics
These topics are located in Living Systems Inv. 1.1 & Inv. 1.2

Earth's subsystems
Definition of System (3 parts to be correct!)
Examples of Systems (not used in class)
Ecosystem
Living (Biotic)
Nonliving (Abiotic)
Food Chains (be able to put one together)
Producers vs. Consumers
Herbivore/Carnivore/Omnivore
Decomposer