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Here are the Core Ideas we are working on:

Students are expected to develop an understanding of patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky. Students will observe the sky each week and log that observation into a SKY JOURNAL.  These observations will continue throught the year.

ESS1.A: The Universe and its Stars „X The sun is a star that appears larger and brighter than other stars because it is closer. Stars range greatly in their distance from Earth.

ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System „X The orbits of Earth around the sun and of the moon around Earth, together with the rotation of Earth about an axis between its North and South poles, cause observable patterns. These include day and night; daily changes in the length and direction of shadows; and different positions of the sun, moon, and stars at different times of the day, month, and year.

For our Species on the Edge Essay-

Human Impacts on Earth Systems „X Human activities in agriculture, industry, and everyday life have had major effects on the land, vegetation, streams, ocean, air, and even outer space. But individuals and communities are doing things to help protect Earth’s resources and environments. (5-ESS3-1)

LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems „X The food of almost any kind of animal can be traced back to plants. Organisms are related in food webs in which some animals eat plants for food and other animals eat the animals that eat plants. Some organisms, such as fungi and bacteria, break down dead organisms (both plants or plants parts and animals) and therefore operate as “decomposers.” Decomposition eventually restores (recycles) some materials back to the soil. Organisms can survive only in environments in which their particular needs are met. A healthy ecosystem is one in which multiple species of different types are each able to meet their needs in a relatively stable web of life.  Newly introduced species can damage the balance of an ecosystem.

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Ms. Joyce


24 October 2018



We memorize poems several times during the year.


Winter Moon

How thin and sharp is the moon tonight!
How thin and sharp and ghostly white
Is the slim curved crook of the moon tonight!




by Langston Hughes

  Hold fast to dreamsFor if dreams dieLife is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.Hold fast to dreamsFor when dreams goLife is a barren fieldFrozen with snow.  



Nothing Gold Can Stay 

by Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower; 
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay. 

Super Science-  sciencehhk5

Brainpop- hohokus, hohokus




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core curriculum content standards in a safe and nurturing environment that will allow students to maximize their
potential and prepare them to be responsible, contributing members of a diverse society.”