Dear Parents,

   The children are learning a lot and having fun here at Eastern!  The students are discovering a great deal about problem solving,

study skills, technology and a whole host of interesting science topics.

    The children are also working very hard preparing for the Next Generation assessments in math, and science.  These tests will

include higher level thinking questions, multi-step math questions and extended response questions. Please encourage your child to

look over their interactive notebooks in each subject area nightly to solidify their knowledge and give them confidence. The dates for

the AIR assessments have been scheduled.  The 5th Grade math assessment is scheduled for Wednesday April 16th and the

science assessment will be given on Wednesday May 3rd

   In Social Studies class, the students have been learning all about exploration and colonization of North  and  South America.  The

children learned  about many differnt explorers, where they explored and how they influenced the Americas.  The students also

learned about colonization of North America and how these colonists and what they brought to the Americas influence our

society even today.  Talk to your child about explorers and how they influenced our culture!  

  In science class, the students are learning all about light and they will soon learn about sound energy.   The children learned

how light travels and how it can be reflected, refracted and absorbed.  They also investigated how colors of light mix to make other

colors of light.  They enjoyed discovering what happens when you shine one wavelength of light on a colored object.  Ask your child

what happens!

   I hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather and getting outside and enjoying nature with your family.  If you have any questions

or concerns, please contact me here at Eastern.

Thank you,

Mrs. Freundlich



Parent Survey

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Space Review Websites

Earth moon Sun 

Astronomy and space 

Supercool science tools Earth in motion 

Technology Links for research

What would it be like to live on Mars

kids astronomy

Answers about Mars

ESA kids

Mars news for kids

cool facts about Mars

NASA Explore information about colonies in space

Humans on Mars?

Mars Mission NASA

Will Astronauts have enough, food, water and oxygen on Mars?

Facts about the Solar system

Astronomy for Kids

Fun Solar system facts

NASA game for review

Parent Handbook 

  Websites to Keep Skills Sharp 

Math and ELA -

Scholastic Story Starters

Math and ELA -


Science (5th) and Social Studies (4th and 6th) -

Study materials for Students for each unit found on the link below:

Professional Association Link for Science Teachers in Richland County

 North Central Educators Reviewing Development of Science (NERDS)

Computer Lab Assignment

Science review assessment #1

 science review assessment #2

Science reivew assessment #3