Dear Parents,

The children have been working hard during this grading period learning all about the Solar System. The students investigated the relative size of each planet as well as their relative distances from each other.  The kids Learned about the Sun, Earth and Moon system. They also created models of the Moon's features and investigated NASA missions in space.  The students also discovered alll kinds of information about the planets and dwarf planets as well as Asteroids, meteors and comets. The children even completed a project over constellations and they had the opportunity to experience the planetarium provided by the Richland Astronomical Society!  Ask your child all about it. 

The Students are also participating in an interschool STEM challenge competition.  Eastern is competing with Crestview, New London and Huron Schools for the STEM prize which will be announced later this year.  Teams of students are competing for points which the children earn after successfully completing various STEM challenges thoughout the year.  The students have already completed several challenges including creating a working solar oven, creating a paper airplane with specific design specifications as well as designing a catapult.  More challenges ahead.  I will keep you posted on our progress.

In Social Studies class, the students have been learning all about the regions of the United States.  The children have been investigating the people, topography as well as the other many factors that make each area unique.  The children created destination brochures for a region as well as participated in Tacky Tourist Day.  The children are now immersed in learning all about the Mississippians as well as the Mayans, the Incas and the Aztec civilizations. 

As a team we will continue to enforce our behavior plan by using the Class Dojo daily. We encourage you to continue to check assignment books and take home folders as well as progress book for updated grades. We are having a wonderful year and the children are engaged and excited about learning. The end of the first nine weeks will arrive soon and the children have made a lot of progress.  We will be holding a silent behavior auction and would appreciate any donations to the cause.

Thank you,

Sarah Freundlich



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5th Grade SOL Review activities

5th Grade Review Interactive actvities

Social Studies Games

Force and Motion Unit Interactive Activities

Interactive Sites for Education


Force and motion the basics


Roller Coaster Game

Friction ramp

Net Force calculation Game


Space Unit interactive Review

BBC Earth, Moon, Sun

Complete Astronomy and Space Science


Earth in Motion


Read information about years and the seasons

Stdy Jams-Universe


Read super Cool Space Tools




Science Games

Lunar Challenge


Economics Games

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

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Scholastic Story Starters

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

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Professional Association Link for Science Teachers in Richland County

 North Central Educators Reviewing Development of Science (NERDS)

Computer Lab Assignment

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