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
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.
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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
Answers about Mars
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
Websites to Keep Skills Sharp
Math and ELA - http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/
Scholastic Story Starters
Math and ELA - http://sbac.portal.airast.org/ca/practice-test-ca/
Science (5th) and Social Studies (4th and 6th) - http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/
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