Math and Science

Math and Science

Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekly Update March 20-24


"Treat a child as he is, and he will remain as he is.  Treat a child as he could be, and he will become what he should be."  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome back! I hope you all had opportunities to "Sharpen the Saw," and have enjoyed the nice weather. Self-renewal is important, because we all need to recharge our mind, body,and soul.

This year, Sage Testing for Math and Science is scheduled for April 24th, 25th and May 1st and 2nd. Please have those dates on the calendar to minimize any tardies and absences on those dates. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own headphones during those testing dates. Thank you.

Please continue to check Aspire Gradebook weekly, and as regularly as possible with your child, to teach them to be responsible and to take ownership of their learning.

The ASPIRE website is:  http://ogdenprep.usoe-dcs.org/Login/ 
Login Information:Username: Student ID
Password:  Eagle + Student ID

Math

This week, we will learn and practice finding areas and perimeters of polygons, with decimals and fractions numbers.

We use Prodigy to practice Math skills and concepts that we learned in class. Please include Prodigy in your child's daily Math homework routine for 20 minutes. Every student has an account and the password is Eagles. For Prodigy, Go to: https://www.prodigygame.com/

This week's Prodigy is about the following concepts:

  • Perimeter word problems
  • Area word problems
  • Perimeter of rectangles (metric) 
  • Compare sides and vertices of 2D shapes
  • Compare sides, vertices, interior angles, and right angles of 2D shapes
  • Similar and congruent 2D shapes
  • Area of rectangles with fraction side lengths
  • Volume of 3D shapes
  • Volume of 3D shapes without images
  • Volume of rectangular prisms (imperial) - multiple choice

Science

We will finish the heredity unit this week and begin reviewing five science units: Earth's Crust, Matter, Magnetism, Electricity, and Heredity. Please practice vocabulary words and concepts cards at home. Below are the links for concept cards and vocabulary words for each unit:

Earth's Crust Concept Cards
https://quizlet.com/154980132/chiang-earths-crust-unit-concept-cards-flash-cards/

Vocabulary Words: https://quizlet.com/154951722/opa-chiang-earth-crust-unit-flash-cards/alphabetical

Matter Concept cards: https://quizlet.com/_2ky517
Matter Vocabulary Words: https://quizlet.com/_2kwlwu

Electricity concept cards: https://quizlet.com/_2uhod6
Electricity vocabulary words: https://quizlet.com/_2ugxjo

Magnetism concept cards: https://quizlet.com/_2q1dmy
Magnetism Vocabulary words: https://quizlet.com/_2q0xuy

Heredity Concept Cards: https://quizlet.com/_32xh8s
Heredity Vocabulary Words: https://quizlet.com/_32xeyh

Reminders:

March 31- Aguilas of Excellence @ 2:00
April 3-7- No School. Spring Break:)
April 10- School Resumes
April 24 (Monday)- Environmental Center Field Trip 5th Grade (Banta/Parrish's Class)
April 26 (Wednesday)- Environmental Center Field Trip 5th Grade (Chiang/Lomeli's Class)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Weekly Update March 13-17


"Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you'll get to where God wants you to be." ~Joel Osteen

Dear Parents and Students,

Quarter 4 begins this Monday, so let today be a new beginning.  It is never too late to practice a good habit.  Be proactive and put first thing first! Please check Aspire Gradebook weekly, and as regularly as possible with your child, to teach them to be responsible and take ownership of their learning.

The ASPIRE website is:  http://ogdenprep.usoe-dcs.org/Login/ 
Login Information:Username: Student ID
Password:  Eagle + Student ID

Math

We are starting the Geometry and Measurement Unit. We have discussed polygons and non-polygon concepts and reviewed basic Geometry vocabulary words. Below is an example of LINES vocabulary words project that we did in class last week.



Class Notes from last week if you were absent:




      

This week, we will discuss quadrilateral property and classify 2-dimensional shapes into categorizes based on their properties in Math class.

We use Prodigy to practice Math skills and concepts that we learned in class. Please include Prodigy in your child's daily Math homework routine for 20 minutes. Every student has an account and the password is Eagles. For Prodigy, Go to: https://www.prodigygame.com/

This week's Prodigy is 2D & 3D shapes concepts:
  • Compare sides and vertices of 2D shapes
  • Compare sides, vertices, interior angles, and right angles of 2D shapes 
  • Similar and congruent 2D shapes
  • Area of rectangles with fraction side lengths
  • Volume of 3D shapes
  • Volume of 3D shapes without images
  • Volume of rectangular prisms (imperial) - multiple choice

Science

We are on week #4 for Heredity unit. This week we will learn about animals and adaptations, and review heredity concepts and vocabulary.

Below are the links for concept cards and vocabulary words:
Heredity Concept Cards: https://quizlet.com/_32xh8s
Heredity Vocabulary Words: https://quizlet.com/_32xeyh

Reminders:
March 13- Fourth Quarter Begins
March 16 -Minimum Day; Professional Development; 12:45 Dismissal; Class Act Assembly
March 17-No School for Students. Professional Development for Teachers.
March 31- Aguilas of Excellence @ 2:00
April 3-7- No School. Spring Break
April 10- School Resumes

Monday, March 6, 2017

Weekly Update March 6-10


"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." ~ Jimmy Dean

Dear Parents and Students,

The third quarter ends this Friday, March 10.  Please make sure all missing assignments and retake quizzes are completed and turned in by this Friday.  It is important to check Aspire Gradebook weekly, or as regularly as possible with your child, to teach them to be responsible and to take ownership of their learning.  Thank you for working with your child on homework.

Students' Grades
Go To: Aspire and check for missing assignments, etc.
The ASPIRE website is:  http://ogdenprep.usoe-dcs.org/Login/ 

Login Information:Username: Student ID
Password:  Eagle + Student ID


Thank you so much for your generous donations for our edible DNA model activity last week. Students had fun learning with marshmallows and licorice about four types of chemicals based in DNA: Adenine, Thymine, Guanine, Cytosine. See pictures below:



Math 

This week, we will review and practice skills on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. 

Below is the link that we use in class to practice Fraction Word Problems.  Please allow your child to practice online at home as well. Thinking Blocks is a free App for tablet/iPad with various math skills to practice, but it is also available online on computers.  For Thinking Blocks Fractions, please go to:http://www.mathplayground.com/tb_fractions/thinking_blocks_fractions.html

We also use Prodigy to practice Math skills and concepts that we learned in class. Please include Prodigy in your child's daily Math homework routine for 20 minutes. Every student has an account and the password is Eagles.

This week's Prodigy is on Dividing fractions concepts:

  • Divide a whole number by a unit fraction
  • Write the equation for divide a whole number by a unit fraction
  • Write the equation for dividing a unit fraction by a whole number
  • Divide a unit fraction by whole number word problems
  • Divide a whole number by a unit fraction word problem
  • Whole numbers divided by a missing unit fraction
  • Missing unit fraction divided by a whole number
  • Divide unit fractions by a whole number 

For Prodigy, Go to: https://www.prodigygame.com/

Science

We are on our week#3 for Heredity unit. This week we will learn about certain life cycles, environments, and behaviors of living things.  Students have weekly Science Vocabulary word quizzes on Fridays. Please continue practicing vocabulary words at home. This week we are on Heredity Week#3 vocabulary words.

Heredity Week#3 Vocabulary Words
















Below are the links for concept cards and vocabulary words:
Heredity Concept Cards: https://quizlet.com/_32xh8s
Heredity Vocabulary Words: https://quizlet.com/_32xeyh


Reminders
Quarter 3 ends March 10
Quarter 4 begins March 13

Monday, February 27, 2017

Weekly Update Feb.27-March 3


"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." ~Helen Keller

Dear Parents,

This week, students will construct an edible model of DNA. Each students will need the following items:2 pieces of licorice, 9 pink marshmallows, 9 yellow marshmallows, 9 green marshmallows, and 9 orange marshmallows. Donations Needed: We need 4 bags of licorice (Cherry/Strawberry) and 4 bags of small marshmallows (Orange, Strawberry, lemon, Lime). Thank you for your generosity! I would appreciate it, if you would please have these in class by Wednesday, March 1st.

    TWIZZLERS Strawberry Twists, 32 ozKraft Jet-Puffed FunMallows Miniature Marshmallows 10 oz. Bag

    Math 

    We will continue practicing multi-step word problems on fractions, and learn about how to find reciprocals, dividing fractions by fractions, and fractions by whole numbers this week.

    Below is the link that we use in class to practice the Fractions Word Problems. Please allow your child to practice online at home as well. Thinking Blocks is a free App for tablet/iPads with various math skills to practice, but it is also available online on computers.  For Thinking Blocks Fractions, please go to:http://www.mathplayground.com/tb_fractions/thinking_blocks_fractions.html

    We also use Prodigy to practice Math skills and concepts that we learned in class. Please include Prodigy in your child's daily Math homework routine for 20 minutes. Every student has an account and the password is Eagles.

    This week's Prodigy is on Dividing fractions concepts:


    • Divide a whole number by a unit fraction
    • Write the equation for dividing a whole number by a unit fraction
    • Write the equation for dividing a unit fraction by a whole number
    • Divide a unit fraction by a whole number word problem
    • Divide a whole number by a unit fraction word problem
    • Whole numbers divided by a missing unit fraction
    • Missing unit fractions divided by a whole number
    • Divide unit fractions by a whole number 


    For Prodigy, go to: https://www.prodigygame.com/

    Science

    We are on week#2 for the Heredity unit.  Students will learn about DNA and how DNA makes everyone unique. Students have weekly science vocabulary words quizzes on Fridays. Please practice vocabulary words with your child at home throughout the week. This week we are on Heredity Week#2 vocabulary words.

    Heredity Week#2 Vocabulary Words


    Below are the links for Heredity concept cards and vocabulary words:
    Heredity Concept Cards: https://quizlet.com/_32xh8s
    Heredity Vocabulary Words: https://quizlet.com/_32xeyh

    Reminders:
    March 1 (Wednesday)-Utah Symphony Concert Field Trip @8:30-12:00
    March 10 Quarter 3 Ends. Please continue checking your child's grades on Aspire regularly.
    March 4 Quarter 4 Begins

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    Weekly Update Feb.21-Feb.24


    “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!” ~ Audrey Hepburn

    Dear Parents,

    Thank you for coming last week to Parent Teacher Conferences and showing your support of your child's education.  I appreciate your feedback from you and your child, especially that your child is understanding Math and enjoying our class. I love teaching Math and Math is fun! By showing students various ways/methods to do Math, it teaches them to be creative, and to be a problem solver. I hope students have different perspectives about Math and are inspired to do their very best.

    We have 3 weeks remaining for quarter 3. Quarter 3 ends on March 10. Please continue checking your child's grades on Aspire, on a weekly basis.

    Thank you so much for your generosity and your gifts during Valentine's Day last week. Students really enjoyed the balloons from Mrs. Clown and the celebration.

    Math
    We will review multiplying fractions and learn about how to find reciprocals, dividing fractions by fractions, and fractions by whole number this week.  Below is the link that we use in class to practice the Fractions concept. Please allow your child to practice online at home as well. Thinking Blocks is a free App for tablet/iPad with various math skills to practice, but it is also available online on computers.  For Thinking Blocks Fractions, please go to:
    http://www.mathplayground.com/tb_fractions/thinking_blocks_fractions.html

    We use Prodigy to practice Math skills and concepts that we learned in class. Please include Prodigy in your child's daily Math homework routine for 20 minutes. Every student has an account and the password is Eagles.This week's Prodigy is on the multiplying fractions concepts:
    • Multiply a fraction by a whole number  
    • Multiply two fractions
    • Multiply a whole number by a missing fraction  
    • Missing first fraction multiplied by a fraction
    • Missing second fraction multiplied by a fraction
    • Multiply a fraction by a mixed number  
    • Multiply two fractions word problems
    For Prodigy, Go to: https://www.prodigygame.com/

    Science
    We will continue learning about week # 1 Heredity Unit this week.  Students will learn what a trait is and why there is selective breeding. Students have weekly Science vocabulary words quizzes on Fridays. Please continue practicing vocabulary words at home. This week we are on Heredity Week#1 vocabulary words.

    Below are the links for concept cards and vocabulary words.

    Heredity Concept Cards: https://quizlet.com/_32xh8s
    Heredity Vocabulary Words: https://quizlet.com/_32xeyh


    Week#1 Heredity Vocabulary Words




    Reminders:
    • Feb.20 (Monday)- No school, Washington/Lincoln Day
    • March 1 (Wednesday)-Utah Symphony Concert Filed Trip @8:30-12:00
    • March 10 Quarter 3 Ends
    • March 14 Quarter 4 Begins 
    • Ogden Prep Academy is providing online training and instruction on child sexual abuse prevention and awareness to parents or guardians of OPA students through the organization Prevent Child Abuse Utah. You can access this free training as follows:Utah Child Sexual Abuse Online Prevention Training Instructions

    Click Link: https://pcau.enspark.com/

    1.  Select Register
    2.  Complete Registration
    Parents/Caregivers must select I am a Parent of a Student from the registration drop down box in order to access the parent course.
    School personnel must select School Personnel from the registration drop down box to access the educator course.
    3.  Click Register Button
    4.  Click Launch Course
    5.  There will be a Certificate of Completion issued at the end of the course




    Monday, February 13, 2017

    Weekly Update Feb.13-17


    "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." 
    ~ Charles M. Schulz

    Dear Parents and Students,

    There are many events happening this week. The 5th and 6th Grade Ski Trip is on Wednesday, Parent Teacher Conferences are on Thursday and Friday, and on the upcoming Monday there is no school (Washington/Lincoln Holiday.) If you have not signed up for a P.T.C conference, the sign up sheet is on the windows in the elementary lobby.

    We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, Feb.14. The celebration will include a movie, treats, and activities.  Your child may bring in a snack to share with their classmates during movie time.  NO SODA, OR CANDY IS ALLOWED.  If your child would like to participate in the “Clandestine Valentine” gift exchange, he/she may bring in a $1.00 wrapped gift for the drawing.  Only those students who bring in a gift will be able to participate.  Thank you for your generosity to our class.

    Math
    Students will not have math homework this week due to the events that are happening this week. We will review and practice multiplying fractions in class. Below is the link that we will use in class to practice the Fractions Concept. Please allow your child to practice online at home as well.

    Thinking Blocks Fractions
    http://www.mathplayground.com/tb_fractions/thinking_blocks_fractions.html

    This week's Prodigy is on the following concepts:

    Multiplying Fractions by Fractions
    Multiplying Fractions by whole Numbers
    Multiplying Fractions by Mixed Numbers

    Science
    We are starting a new science unit on Heredity. This week, students will learn what a trait is and why we have selective breeding. Below are the links for concept cards and vocabulary words.

    Heredity Concept Cards: https://quizlet.com/_32xh8s
    Heredity Vocabulary Words: https://quizlet.com/_32xeyh


    Heredity Week#1 Vocabulary Words

















    Reminders:

    Feb. 15 (Wednesday) -5th & 6th Grade Ski Day 8:00-4:15 p.m.
    Feb.16 (Thursday)- Parent Teacher Conferences, @1:00-8:00 p.m. Sign-Up sheet will be posted in lobby a week before PTC
    Feb.17 (Friday)-Parent Teacher Conference, @8:00-Noon
    Feb.20 (Monday)- No school, Washington/Lincoln Holiday
    March 1 (Wednesday)-Utah Symphony Concert Field Trip @8:30-12:00

    Parents & Students,
    Please accept my best wishes for a very Happy Valentine's Day!  Enjoy!

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    Weekly Update Feb.6 -Feb.10

    “No one is perfect.  That’s why pencils have erasers.”  – Wolfgang Riebe

    Math- This week, we will learn about multiplying fractions with fractions, fractions with whole numbers, and fractions with mixed numbers. Students have time in class to work on assignments daily. If students don't finish class assignments,  they will need to take their assignment home to complete for homework and return the next day. Please check Aspire Gradebook weekly, and as regularly as possible with your child. Unfortunately, several students didn't make it to Augilas of Excellence last Friday due to missing assignments. If students are absent, they have the same amount of days to make up their assignments. Any late work, or make up work completed during Friday's Make-Up day will not receive a full credit.

    This week's Prodigy is on adding and subtracting fractions, to review what we have learned in class.

    We use Prodigy to practice Math skills and concepts that we learned in class. Please include Prodigy in your child's daily Math homework routine for 20 minutes. Every student has an account and the password is Eagles.

    Go to: https://www.prodigygame.com/

    Science- We will review concepts and vocabulary words for the electricity unit. Students will take the Electricity post-test and 22 vocabulary words post-test this week. Please practice concept cards and vocabulary at home on quizlet.

    Electricity unit vocabulary cards: https://quizlet.com/_2ugxjo
    Electricity unit concept cards: https://quizlet.com/_2uhod6

    Reminders:
    Feb. 15 (Wednesday) -5th & 6th Grade Ski Day 8:00-4:15 p.m.
    Feb.16 (Thursday)- Parent Teacher Conferences, @1:00-8:00 p.m. Sign-Up sheet will be posted in lobby a week before PTC.
    Feb.17 (Friday)-Parent Teacher Conferences, @8:00-Noon
    Feb.20 (Monday)- No school, Washington/Lincoln Holiday
    March 1 (Wednesday)-Utah Symphony Concert Field Trip @8:30-12:00

    Thank you, parents, for working with your child at home! Let's make this a great week!