Natalie Hummell

Tanya Keith

Upper Elementary Twilight Peak Room

303-972-2627 x 211

Hello families of Twilight Peak Room!

Upcoming Events in April:

April 12th - Ukulele band trip

April 22-26th - 6th Grade Trip 

April 22/23 - chicks hatching in room 211

April 22-24th - 5th Grade Growing & Changing (More information coming soon)

April 24th - Red Tailed Hawk visit

April 25th - Meet the Author of Finding Gobi, Dion Leonard

Science: We're having some fun in class this month. We have chicken eggs in an incubator in our classroom. Hopefully we'll see chicks around April 22nd.  We'll learn more about their lifecycle and caring for backyard chickens. They will go to their homes at the end of April.

Writing: April is poetry appreciation month & we're studying poetry! We're also embarking on Nature Journaling.

I know May gets busy, so here are some dates to save:

May 3rd - Musical

May 10th - Upper Elementary Field Day

May 21st - Science Fair (Parents invited 1:30-2:45PM)** Parents must have a nametag printed from the front office (RAPTOR system) I suggest you come in as soon as possible to get this done so the office isn't overwhelmed that day and you can get to the classroom sooner!

May 22nd - 6th grade graduation 6:00PM @ North Building (graduates arrive 5:30PM)

May 23rd - last day of school, noon dismissal

Science Fair: Next week I will be introducing the Science Fair to the class. You can find the information on my classroom website (with due dates). 

Important to know:

Reminder: Please don't pack/ allow your child to pack soda or candy for school.

Donation request: 

Welcome to Class 211 Science Fair! 

In this unit of study, you will dive deep into a topic, run experiments, and teach us about your findings. Below, you will find the Scientific Method that will help you with the process of your experiment.

What are the steps in a science fair project?

Some science fair projects are experiments to test a hypothesis. Other science fair projects attempt to answer a question or demonstrate how nature works or even invent a technology to measure something.

Before you start, find out which of these are acceptable kinds of science fair projects at your school. You can learn something and have fun using any of these approaches.

You will probably also want to know:

What is science?

What is the "scientific method"?

I need ideas for a science fair project!

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

Albert Einstein

General Dates and sequence:

April 19: Topic of Study chosen

April 22 - May 3: Items needed to conduct the experiment are listed and/or collected. Check in with Ms. Natalie once you’re ready to start the experiment.

May 4 - 10: Schedule home experimentation, data collection etc. at home, with a partner. This may require more than 1 session together! Be sure to get each other’s phone numbers and talk to each other’s parent(s) to be clear about needs and schedules. You are also welcome to enter something on your own.

PARENTS: Unfortunately we can not accommodate the experiments and material needs for 24 children in the classroom so this is why we ask for your support in supplying and supporting the children at your homes for the actual experiment piece. We are here to guide them in the scientific process, inquiry, decision making and making of poster boards if they need help. It is amazing what they can do on their own with support!!

May 13: Assemble boards at school. We will provide a trifold board in class to work on, get print outs, and work on design/assembly if needed. You may use your Chromebook to print images and titles, charts etc. you have created for your board. Some people prefer Google Draw over Google slides to do this.

May 17: Experiment completed, pictures acquired, charts and data are complete. Showing all data. One day available for edits/finessing, etc.

May 20: Tri Fold Board or poster is complete and stored inside the classroom.

May 21: Science Fair. This is the day/morning to bring in delicate parts from home or physical pieces that will appear in front of your board. Students tour Upper Elementary 1:30PM - 2:45PM, Parents tour @ North Building  (please park in the North lot to help with carline congestion)

Here is the general expectation of the board for the final project:

Here is how another resource explains it: Scientific Method

Step 1: Determine the problem or question.

Step 2: Develop your hypothesis

Step 3: Design an experiment to test your hypothesis

Step 4: Conduct your experiment and collect the data

Step 5: Draw Conclusions from your data

Collect data and pictures throughout the experiment to include on your tri-fold board or poster. 

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A reminder for parents and students; Our classroom is a nut free classroom. Please help us by keeping lunches and snacks peanut and tree-nut free. 

Twilight Schedule 23-24

Scholastic Book Orders

For every book ordered the class receives free books. You can find all the new and updated flyers online. You can even place your order online! Don't forget to use our class activation code: P4BQJ

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