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Here are the Core Ideas we will work on in September/October:


New Jersey Student Learning Standards: 

Unit 1 Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems Through a study of Hydroponics

Performance Expectations: 


  • 5-LS1-1. Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth a chiefly from air and water.

  • 5-LS2-1. Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

  • 5-PS3.1. Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

​Learning Standards:

  • LS1.C Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Plants acquire their material for growth chiefly from air and water.

  • LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

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.

  • LS2.B: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

Matter cycles between the air and soil and among plants, animals, and microbes as these organisms live and die. Organisms obtain gases, and water, from the environment, and release waste matter (gas, liquid, or solid) back into the environment.

  • PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life

The energy released [from] food was once energy from the sun that way captured by plants in the chemical process that forms plant matter (from air and water).

  • LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Food provides animals with the materials they need for body repair and growth and the energy they need to maintain body warmth and for motion. (secondary)



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Ms. Joyce


2 September 2021

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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