4/5 Science BCE

Patty Hayes phayes@slvusd.orgBoulder Creek Elementary School4/5 Science, Room 12

Welcome 3rd, 4th and 5th graders! I look forward to working with you all this year. I have lived the beautiful San Lorenzo Valley for 30 years and both my children grew up going to the SLV schools from grades Kindergarten through High School. We are going to have a great year! My hope is that your refer to this website throughout the school year. I will post briefly what we do each day in science, video clips I use, pictures, handouts and a variety of class activities.

Science is an activity-based class that incorporates life science, earth science, and physical science. We are implementing the California's Next Generation Science Standards that will include the following:

Matter and Interactions Matter and Energy in Organisms

Earth Systems Engineering and Design

Space Systems

Supplies Needed:

1. Composition Notebook: 100 sheets, 9¾ in x 7½ in. (Not a spiral notebook-This stays at school, but students may take it home if you would like to see it and discuss the notebook with your child).

2. Folder, Glue sticks, pencil, and colored pencils are also supplies that are needed for every student.

If you would like to donate glue sticks and #2 pencils that would be wonderful. We use these items most every day in class.

The BCE Way: Respect, Responsibility, and Safety are the overall guidelines in science class. Please discuss the importance of The BCE Way with your student as it relates to science.

The website is the primary way I will communicate to families about what we are doing in science class. Please check regularly so you can be fully informed of what we are studying in class. The science website is organized by month. So, please check out what we are doing in science class!

I am looking forward to a wonderful year of science, engineering and learning.

Patty Hayes

4/5 Science Teacher, BCE