April 9-13

Hello STEM Families!

It is the last week of the quarter! ALL EXTENDED LEARNINGS ARE DUE ON APRIL 13. APRIL 13 IS A HALF DAY! Please make sure to pick up your student at 12:00.

 

5th: The 5th graders are finishing up chemistry by learning about acids and bases. They will be able to indicate acids and bases in their homes.

6th: We are working on the ancient astronomers this week. Students will be learning about how the ancient’s learned about the sky, and what different cultures thought they saw in the stars.

 

 

7th: This week, the 7th graders are learning about how animals change subtly over time and how humans have evolved over the last millennia.

 

8th: 8th Graders are finishing up notes on human impacts on the environment that will (hopefully) influence their project ideas. They will finish out the quarter with their project.

Every Wednesday, I have after school tutoring until 4:00, I cover all subjects in tutoring. If you ever need to get a hold of me you can message me through the Remind App, or email me at [email protected] If you have not signed up for the remind app yet, the codes are listed below and you can have your student help you to sign up.

5th – b2c7h6

6th – bkgaaf

7th – 248c439d

8th – missschlos

Thanks!

Miss Schlose

Reminders:

  • 4/13 – Last Day of Quarter 3; Half Day
  • 4/19 – Poetry Contest
  • 4/20 – Grandparent’s Day; Half Day
  • 4/21 – Gala

Coding For Girls At Mission Hills Library

Hello STEM Families!

There is a class at the Mission Hills Library Branch for girls who would like to learn how to do some creative coding. They will be creating unique artwork while learning a life long skill. The class takes place on Thursday, May 3 from 3:30 to 5:30. If you would like to sign up, please call the Mission Hills Library Branch.

Click here for a link to the flyer: girls coding library

Miss Schlose

April 2 – 6

Hello STEM Families!

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope you all had a great, relaxing week! We are almost done with Quarter 3. As a reminder, Extended Learnings are due on the last day of quarter 3, April 13th. This is also a half day with school being dismissed

 at 12:00.

5th: The 5th graders had a great time making butter last week! They are making their way into solutions and concentrations this week. We are wrapping up their chemistry unit!

6th: The students are still loving space. This week, they are going to be learning about Neutron Stars, Quasars, Pulsars, and Supernovae.

7th: This week, the 7th graders have several labs that show students how animals have adapted to be best suited for their environments over time.

8th: 8th Graders are learning about how humans effect biomes across the world. This week they will be learning about specific incidents of human tampering on biomes. Next week, they will be able to work on projects that provide a real world solution to help improve a biome that has been negatively influenced by humans.

Every Wednesday, I have after school tutoring until 4:00, I cover all subjects in tutoring. If you ever need to get a hold of me you can message me through the Remind App, or email me at [email protected] If you have not signed up for the remind app yet, the codes are listed below and you can have your student help you to sign up.

5th – b2c7h6

6th – bkgaaf

7th – 248c439d

8th – missschlos

Thanks!

Miss Schlose

Reminders:

  • 4/13 – Last Day of Quarter 3; Half Day
  • 4/20 – Grandparent’s Day; Half Day
  • 4/21 – Gala

March 19 – 23

Hello STEM Families!

The final week before Spring Break! WOOO! Now would be a great time to get that last extended learning before the crunch happens when we get back from break. Remember that all lists for extended learning projects are posted on each class’s google classroom accounts. 6th and 7th grades have quizzes this week and the study guides for those can be found on Remind. If you need to code to enter remind, they are at the bottom of this post by grade.

5th Grade: This week, students are making butter! The lab will be on Tuesday at the end of the day, so your student should be bringing home some butter. They will then finish up learning about the differences between chemical and physical changes.

 

6th Grade: Sixth graders have finished learning about the phases of the moon and will be learning about different types of galaxies.They a have quiz on Wednesday on the phases of the moon, so please make sure they are studying!

 

7th Grade: 7th grade is moving into the history of mutations and how these mutations have led to evolution.They will be seeing how some mutations are better than others and through natural selection these mutations are now a permanent part of certain organisms. 

8th Grade: 8th graders are finishing up their biome projects on Monday and then working on their presentations. After their projects they will be learning about the human impact on different ecosystems and coming up with their own real world solution.

 

Every Wednesday, I have after school tutoring until 4, I cover all subjects in tutoring. If you ever need to get a hold of me you can message me through the Remind App, or email me at [email protected] If you have not signed up for the remind app yet, the codes are listed below and you can have your student help you to sign up.

5th – b2c7h6

6th – bkgaaf

7th – 248c439d

8th – missschlos

Thanks!

Miss Schlose

Reminders:

  • St. Patrick’s Day 3/17
  • Spring Break 3/26-3/30

March 12 – 16

Hello STEM Families!

 

THERE WILL BE NO TUTORING THIS WEDNESDAY 3/14!!!

This week is the week of projects! Some classes are starting projects this week while others are finishing up some projects that have been on going. It is a busy time!  We are hitting our stride in the topics we are covering so be expecting your students to be studying more, they will be having quizzes more often now (about one a week).

5th Grade: This week, students are learning about the difference in physical and chemical changes. I will be doing an experiment with them where they will be making butter. If you are able to volunteer your time to help with this lab, that would be great! Please email me to let me know that you are coming.

 

6th Grade: Sixth graders are finishing up their brochures this week. They will be peer edited, then the students will have time to make some improvements before turning them in. We will finish up this week talking about black holes! Everyone’s favorite topic 🙂

 

 

 

7th Grade: 7th grade is starting to learn about how the Earth has changed over time and what life has looked like through the different eras of time. I have sent home an opt out sheet with your students concerning evolution. It explains the topics that will be covered as well as when they will be covered. All topics come directly from Core Knowledge. The sheet needs to be returned only if you would like your student to not participate in these topics.

If you need a copy, please click here to print your own.

 

 

 

8th Grade: 8th graders are starting a biome project with a partner of their choosing! They will need to create a diorama and a presentation on that biome. After this project, we will be moving into how human effect the environment and create a real world solution to a problem that they see now.

 

Every Wednesday, I have after school tutoring until 4, I cover all subjects in tutoring. If you ever need to get a hold of me you can message me through the Remind App, or email me at [email protected] If you have not signed up for the remind app yet, the codes are listed below and you can have your student help you to sign up.

5th – b2c7h6

6th – bkgaaf

7th – 248c439d

8th – missschlos

Thanks!

Miss Schlose

Reminders:

  • Middle School Dance 3/10
  • National School Walk Out 3/14
  • St. Patrick’s Day 3/17
  • Spring Break 3/26-3/30

March 5 – 9

Hello STEM Families!

We are half way through the third quarter! Time is flying by! Middle School students did a great job getting their first extended learning project in! The second one is due the last day of the quarter, April 13, before noon!

We have a new addition to our classroom! Introducing Sir Isaac Noodleton, or Noodle for short! He is a tessera corn snake and he will be available for weekend visits in a few weeks. He is only about 4 weeks old and is already 17.5 inches long! He is a very sweet snake that likes to burrow during the day.

5th Grade: This week, students are learning about the origins of the periodic table of elements and the information that they can learn from it!

6th Grade: Sixth graders are working hard on their travel brochures to other planets or moons! While the activities in the brochure will be mainly fictionalized, the scientific information will all have to be accurate (it is a science project after all).

7th Grade: 7th grade has moved into Continental Drift and the History of the Earth. We will be learning about evolution later this quarter, and if you have an concerns about your student learning that please let me know. The Museum Exhibit was a huge hit! Thanks to all of you who made it out!

8th Grade: 8th graders are digging ecology! They completed their Symbiotic Wanted ads, and are learning about the different biomes of the world! Our favorite is the Taiga (pronounced like tiger-tiga) biome! 

Every Wednesday, I have after school tutoring until 4, I cover all subjects in tutoring. If you ever need to get a hold of me you can message me through the Remind App, or email me at [email protected] If you have not signed up for the remind app yet, the codes are listed below and you can have your student help you to sign up.

5th – b2c7h6

6th – bkgaaf

7th – 248c439d

8th – missschlos

Thanks!

Miss Schlose

Reminders:

  • Middle School Dance 3/10
  • National School Walk Out 3/14
  • St. Patrick’s Day 3/17
  • Spring Break 3/26-3/30

February 20-23

Hello STEM Families!

Quarter 3 is in full swing! All extended learning projects have been posted to google classroom. For MIDDLE SCHOOL students, their first extended learning is due on March 3rd and their second extended learning is due on April 13th. For 5th grade students, both extended learning projects are due on April 13th. Please remember that in order to receive an “A” in STEM your student must complete two extended learning projects. I will not accept more than 2 projects, but feel free to complete more at home if you would like!

7th Grade is putting on a museum exhibition on “How DNA Can Be Used In A Criminal Trial” this Friday, February 23rd, at 1:00. Please come by and see their exhibits!

5th Grade: This week, students are learning the fundamentals about matter and atoms as we push into chemistry for the quarter.

6th Grade: Sixth graders are learning about space this quarter! So far we have covered the sun/stars, planets and dwarf planets. I know they will be shooting stars for the rest of the topic!

7th Grade: 7th grade is completing their exhibits on DNA, Genetics, and Inheritance this week. Please stop by on Friday to see their work!

8th Grade: We have finished our final topic of physics and have moved on to ecology. The students have been defining biotic and abiotic factors of an ecological system and are explaining how consumerism can drive an environment. 

Every Wednesday, I have after school tutoring until 4, I cover all subjects in tutoring. If you ever need to get a hold of me you can message me through the Remind App, or email me at [email protected] If you have not signed up for the remind app yet, the codes are listed below and you can have your student help you to sign up.

5th – b2c7h6

6th – bkgaaf

7th – 248c439d

8th – missschlos

Thanks!

Miss Schlose

Reminders:

  • Presidents Holiday 2/16-2/19 NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY

Yosemite Chaperone Sign Up

Hello 8th Grade Families!

Our big end of the year, 8th grade trip to Yosemite is right around the corner! With that said, Ms. Schlose and I would like to formally invite any parent who is interested in chaperoning to attend! We have many spots open so if you would like to attend please sign up below!
 
The trip will be from Monday, May 21st until Friday May 25th and we ask that if you do plan on attending to remember that while it is a fun trip for the kids, we are looking for chaperones who are willing to of course enjoy the time in Yosemite, but also contribute in chaperoning kids, assist in cooking, cleaning, etc.
 
This is a great time as our students are moving on from 8th grade into high school to become closer as a class and family. We really enjoy this trip every year and without help from parents, it just is not possible. We look forward from hearing from you soon!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4AADAC23ABFA7-yosemite 

Thanks!

Miss Schlose and Mr. Solis

Quarter 2 Parent Teacher Conferences

Hello Middle School Families!

 
This email is to inform you about parent teacher conferences that will be taking place on February 2, 2018 to discuss your student’s progress through the second quarter of the year. We will be meeting as a middle school team in the Media Center during the school day to conduct these conferences. Meetings will take place every 15 minutes with four families at a time, so please do your best to let us know if you are running late or will not be able to attend. Report cards for the 2nd quarter will be distributed at the conferences.
 
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me, or any middle school teacher. Thank you!
 

January 8 – 12

Hello STEM Families!

Middle School Parents are now able to sign up for parent teacher conferences. Parent teacher conferences will be taking place on February 2, 2018 to discuss your student’s progress through the second quarter of the year. We will be meeting as a middle school team in the Media Center during the school day to conduct these conferences. Meetings will take place every 15 minutes with four families at a time, so please do your best to let us know if you are running late or will not be able to attend. Report cards will be given out at these meetings.

Here is the link to sign up for conferences : CLICK HERE

5th Grade: This week, students are finishing up their sewing circuits for robotics and will be moving on to photosynthesis in plants.

6th Grade: Sixth graders are learning about volcanoes this week! They are erupting with excitement (hehehe). We will be discussing different types of lava, volcanoes, and how they are formed.

7th Grade: 7th grade is learning about cell division through Mitosis and Meiosis. They are going to be coming up with their ideas for different parts of the museum exhibit project that we are working on.

8th Grade: We have moved on to work, density, and buoyancy! Next time you need your student to do some chores, tell them do to WORK!

Every Wednesday, I have after school tutoring until 4, I cover all subjects in tutoring. If you ever need to get a hold of me you can message me through the Remind App, or email me at [email protected] If you have not signed up for the remind app yet, the codes are listed below and you can have your student help you to sign up.

5th – b2c7h6

6th – bkgaaf

7th – 248c439d

8th – missschlos

Thanks!

Miss Schlose

Reminders: