One of our students has lost a black backpack today (3/23/12). Please have your students check to make sure that they didn’t accidentally grab someone’s elses backpack thinking it was their own. If found, please call the school. Thank you.
Thank you everyone who was able to attend the ISAT night. For those of you who were unable to attend please follow this link to view the PowerPoint that I presented that evening. There are many helpful links in it to assist your students in becoming prepared for this year’s ISAT testing.
The time has come for the dreaded Science Fair Project Research Paper! (Due December 9th). Please follow the checklist for the physical arrangement of the science project paper that was given to you. (It can also be found in the online 2012 Handbook at http://cpsscifair.org/ ) I have provided three templates online for your use 1) The CPS Abstract document form 2) The CPS Safety Sheet Document form and 3) A word template of the remainder of the paper with descriptions of what each section should contain. There is also a document giving the list of project categories so that you can read through the descriptions and pick the one that best fits your project. You will need to list this category on your title page. Click here for your templates and happy researching and writing!
IMPORTANT SCIENCE FAIR DATES:
*Due Monday, October 31, 2001 Project Purpose (topic question)
*Due Wednesday, November 09, 2011 Project Hypothesis, Materials List, Procedure
*Due Monday, December 05, 2011 Completed projects due including oral presentation and poster board display due to Ms. Chiyeni
*Due Friday, December 09, 2011 Science Fair Research Paper
*Friday December, 16, 2011 Top Projects compete in Murray School Science Fair (20-8th grade projects, 20-7th grade projects, 10-6th grade projects, 5-5th grade projects)
If you missed the parent meeting on November 3rd, please visit this link to view the 8th grade Washington, DC parent presentation PowerPoint. REMEMBER: Trip deposits of $150 are due to the school office by Wednesday, November 16th if you want a spot held for your student to attend.
The 8th grade teacher team will be hosting an informational meeting on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm for parents of 8th grade students. We will discuss and distribute information about 8th grade graduation, the 8th grade luncheon, the 8th grade Washington D.C. trip, as well as the anticipated costs for each of those activities. We will discuss possible fundraising activities to help defray some of the cost of these items to the family. During this meeting, parent committees will also be formed to help in the planning and preparation of these events. Please join us and share in our enthusiasm and excitement for all of the special activities that our 8th grade students have to look forward to during this upcoming year. Thank you for your continued support in all we do.
7th and 8th grade students have been soaring to new heights on the wings of paper airplanes as they examine the forces and motions behind flight in Ms. Chiyeni’s Science classroom. As students are finishing up this unit, they will develop a presentation for their culminating activity that will allow them to demonstrate their new knowledge by stepping into the role of the “teacher”. Each group will be assigned a topic or activity from the unit that they will then teach to 5th and 6th grade classes in a mini-lesson, thereby deepening their own understanding. Students are preparing for this year’s Science Fair by working on the “Four Question Strategy” for developing inquiry based science fair project ideas, completing their science fair project worksheet, and developing focused questions to guide in research for the paper that will accompany their experiment.