The children have been great in science class. I find them knowing a lot about science. We’re beginning the year with all things safety. Next, we will focus on scientists and the procedures they use. As many of you already know, sixth grade is devoted to Earth Science. The children use a middle school write-in text which also may be found on-line. As soon as the iPads are up and running, I will direct the children to join that class and also the current events app, Newsela. Mrs. McGowan used this last year, so it is something for which the children are familiar.
We focused on hurricanes at the end of August, as that has been in the news. I ask that the children be aware of science happening at any given time in the world around us. Again, they seem to already know quite a bit, for which I am very grateful!
After we go through the beginning of the year preliminaries, our first unit will begin with Plate Tectonics. I also plan to start a moon observation project, beginning with the new moon at the end of September.
Of the labs planned somewhat ahead, one uses dried soup beans. Please let me know if this could be a problem for your child’s allergies. Plastic gloves are always available, and I never mind if any labs need to be “watch only.” Please just let me know.
I’m excited to learn more about each child, as we work together in the year ahead.