May 6, 2015 - Experiment - The angle that incoming light makes on graph paper. Is direct light more concentrated?
May 5, 2015 - Experiment - The angle of incoming light hitting a globe covered in heat sensor tape.
May 4, 2015 - In class students worked on a butterfly Haiku poem
May 1, 2015 - Garden Event - Photos are posted on our school Facebook Page. Students in class worked on a reading about the Microscope.
April 30, 2015 - It was Poem in your pocket day. In class we started our Butterfly Haiku poems.
April 29, 2015 - Taconic Trip - In class students worked on pages of their Bug Camp Project in the Sally Notebook.
April 28, 2015 - Taconic Trip - In class students worked on pages of their Bug Camp Project in the Sally Notebook.
April 27, 2015 - Taconic Trip - In class students worked on pages of their Bug Camp Project in the Sally Notebook.
April 24, 2015 - Figuring out Sunrise and Sunset times. Hours of Daylight and making a line plot of daylight hours
April 23, 2015 - Figuring out Sunrise and Sunset times.
April 22, 2015 - Figuring out Sunrise and Sunset times. Go over quiz.
April 21, 2015 - QUIZ - Properties of Air.
April 20, 2015 - Set up Bob notebook for Investigation 3 - Seasons - Work on Glossary words for Investigation 3
April 17, 2015 - Set up Sally Notebook for second area of the Bug Camp Unit.
April 16, 2015 - Experiment SYRINGE - Air has pressure, can be moved from place to place and takes up space. Redaing Text 3
April 15, 2015 - Experiment SYRINGE - Air has pressure, can be moved from place to place and takes up space. Reding Text 2
April 14, 2015 - Experiment SYRINGE - Air has pressure, can be moved from place to place and takes up space. Reading - Text 1
April 13, 2015 - Experiment - Air has Pressure (Can Crush)
April 3, 2015 - April 12, 2015 - School Closed - Spring Break
April 2, 2015 - Experiment - Air Takes Up Space (Paper and cup of water)
April 1, 2015 - Today was Parent Teacher conferences - Experiment - Air Has Mass. (Balloon and Balance)
March 31, 2015 - In class talk about that air is a thing, an obgect.
March 30, 2015 - Trip to Space Camp
March 27, 2015 - Trip to Space Camp - Four day trip - We will return to school on Monday
March 26, 2015 - Work on Atmosphere Chart
March 25, 2015 - Work on atmosphere chart in class. Tonight was Science Fair Night. The science fair was set up in the school cafeteria just after school ended. Students and parents came in to view the fair at 5:30 pm. Awards were given out at the PTA meeting that evening. You can view photos on our school Facebook page.
March 24, 2015 - Work on Atmosphere Chart - Students were give a Progress Report so they could hand in missing work.
March 23, 2015 - Set up Bob notebooks for Investigation 2 - What is Air
March 20, 2015 - What other things are in the air?
March 19, 2015 - What Is Air Made Of? Making Carbon Dioxide
March 18, 2015 - What Is Air Made Of? Making Hydrogen
March 17, 2015 - What Is Air Made Of? Making Oxygen
March 16, 2015 - What is Air Made Of? Pie chart
March 13, 2015 - Talk about the properties that any objet in general has. If air is a thing or an object it must also follow these rules.
March 12, 2015 - Go over work students have done in the Sally notebook for the Bug Camp unit of study.
March 11, 2015 - Write a weather report for the day. Students may look up weather information on the computer.
March 10, 2015 - Track the path of Hurricane Dean onto a North Atlantic tracking map.
March 9, 2015 - Track the path of Hurricane Dean onto a North Atlantic tracking map.
March 6, 2015 - Track the path of Hurricane Dean onto a North Atlantic tracking map.
March 5, 2015 - Research Hurricane Dean - Reading - Hurricanes
March 4, 2015 - View second weather video - Write about it in the Bob notebook
March 3, 2015 - View weather video - write about it in the Bob notebook
March 2, 2015 - Set up our Bob notebooks for our Weather Watch unit of study.
February 27, 2015 - Science Reports on the projects done for the science fair are due today. Official school Progress Reports were handed out today. In class we were setting up our Jake notebook for looking at and grading the science fair projects that will be presented to us on Monday.
February 26, 2015 - In class today we learned how to make an Abstract from sections of a verbal speach. Next week, when we hear our classmates presentations, we will take notes on these sheets and write abstracts from our notes.
February 25, 2015 - This was our last day to work on the display boards in class.
February 24, 2015 - We continue working on the display board. We began to collect and look at the Ecosystem project in the Sally notebook.
February 23, 2015 - We continue working on the display board. Boadrs must be completed by Wednesday. Reports are due on Friday. I gave out Progress Report 5 today so that students have the opportunity to make up work before the next schoolwide Progress Report is handed out on Friday. Second period we went to the candy sale assembly.
February 16-20, 2015 - School was closed for Mid Winter Recess (President's Week)
February 13, 2015 - In class today we went over our Mid Term Assessment. For vacation we need to finish our work in Sally on the Ecosystem project from pages 50 through 67.
February 12, 2015 - We continue working on the display board.
February 11, 2015 - We continue working on the display board.
February 10, 2015 - We continue working on the display board.
February 9, 2015 - Today everyone took the Mid Term Assessment.
February 6, 2015 - We worked on a reading in class about putting together a science fair display.The reading was titled Creating a Winning Display. After school today we had our Valentine Dance from 2:45 to 5:45.
February 5, 2015 - We continue working on the display board.
February 4, 2015 - We continue working on the display board.
February 3, 2015 - We continue working on the display board.
February 2, 2015 - We began working on our science fair display boards. Some students were looking for photos of their work on the computer while others were typing information for the display.
January 30, 2015 - We worked on a reading in class about making an experiment.
January 29, 2015 - We watched a video called Science Shack that explained how to create the display board. We looked at past projects and for homework we were given a reading called creating a winning display.
January 28, 2015 - Students finished their group experimentation for their science fair projects.
January 27, 2015 - School was closed due to a snow storm.
January 26, 2015 - We continue science fair experimentation
January 23, 2015 - We continue science fair experimentation
January 22, 2015 - We continue science fair experimentation
January 21, 2015 - We continue science fair experimentation
January 20, 2015 - Today we started our group work on the science fair project. Each team or group was given a kit of materials to experiment with. Our goal is to have colleced enough data in five days to then build a display board to share our data with others.
January 19, 2015 - School was closed today for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday.
January 16, 2015 - We continued working with ramps today. For homework, we received a reading on ramps, screws and the wedge. Our formal report on lever systems was due today.
January 15, 2015 - Today we built several ramps and looked at how much more effort is needed as the incline of the ramp increases.
January 14, 2015 - Today we worked on fixed and free pulley systens together and we also built a double fixed pulley system. For homework, we received a reading on pulleys.
January 13, 2015 - I set up the room to do a demonstration with student help and interaction. Today we worked on fixed pulley systems and free pulley systems.
January 12, 2015 - We set up our Jake notebook today for our upcoming work with the science fair.
January 9, 2015 - We worked in class building our lever systems and collecting data.
January 8, 1015 - We worked in class building our lever systems and collecting data.
January 7, 2015 - We worked in class building our lever systems and collecting data.
January 6, 2015 - We worked in class building our lever systems and collecting data.
January 5, 2015 - We worked in class building our lever systems and collecting data.
December 19, 2014 - Today the SO held the Winter Dance after school. During school we were treated to our Food Festival.
December 18, 2014 - In class we have started collecting data for our second and third class lever experiment.
December 17, 2014 - Students worked on creating a data table to hold or save their collected data on. Students continued collecting data.
December 16, 2014 - Students began to build their lever system and collect data.
December 15, 2014 - Students sat in a circle in the hallway to discuss and agree on data collection points. Students will need to compare data to see if their collected data is reliable. One needs to compare data to do this. You can only compare related data.
December 12, 2014 - The afternoon classes we off to see the Winter Concert. The morning classes worked on a reading about Archimedes.
December 11, 2014 - Even numbered tables would build a lever system with the load in the middle. Odd numbered teams would build a system with the effort in the middle. No specified data collection points were given. Today, students needed to figure our what they were to build.
December 10, 2014 - We wrote from charts and set up our notebook for experimentation with second and third class lever systems.
December 9, 2014 - Today we finished our work on the First Class Lever Experiment
December 8, 2014 - We wrote up the procedure for our First Class Lever experiment. We also began to write in our conclusion and variables.
December 5, 2014 - Our classes today worked on a reading about Third Class Levers.
December 4, 2014 - We found out how to plot our data points onto graph paper, then using a French Curve, we connected the plot points. Students were aspect to extrapolate information from the graph.
December 3, 2014 - We continued collecting data for our First Class Lever experiment.
December 2, 2014 - Our classes today worked on a reading about Second Class Levers.
December 1, 2014 - We set up our lever with the Fulcrum in between the load and effort. This is considered a First Class Lever system. We put our load 10cm from the fulcrum and started collecting data from several set points.
November 28, 2014 - School was closed for Thanksgiving break
November 27, 2014 - School was closed for Thanksgiving
November 26, 2014 - We wrote out a Journal entry onto page 43 of Bob and the wrote a hypothesis or our upcoming experiment on First Class Levers. Students are given a homework reading on levers.
November 25, 2014 - We need to make sure we know how a spring scale works. Today we found that when we held the spring scale upside down, it weighed itself. This could cause a variable. On page 40 of Bob we wrote about this and how we could make sure it does not become an issue when we use the spring scale for experimentation. We then did an experiment with a rubber band and two masses. One was 240g the other was 1000g. The larger mass stretched the rubber band further than the smaller mass did. We explained how the spring inside the measuring tool was similar to the rubber band.
November 24, 2014 - We set up our notebooks for our experimentation on First Class Levers from charts on the hallway walls.
November 21, 2014 - Students conclude this experimentation. We discuss what they have discovered.
November 20, 2014 - Students continue experimentation. Today we discuss the triple beam balance and how a balance is different from a scale.
November 19, 2014 - Students continue experimentation. Students begin to developed a rule. The closer I get to the fulcrum...
November 18, 2014 - Students are given a notes booklet to draw pictures of their accomplishments. Documentation is important. Students keep experimenting with this lever system.
November 17, 2014 - The students have seen how a lever can be used to lift an object with very little effort. The now begin to experiment with levers at their desk. From a data chart students build a lever system with the fulcrum in the middle. The load is placed on one side, 15 cm from the fulcrum. They push at three points on the other side of the lever system. One point (A) is close to the fulcrum, while point C is the furthest from the fulcrum. The object was to see where it was the easiest and where it was the most difficult to lift the load.
November 14, 2014 - Since the students could not lift me with the fulcrum dead center, students suggested that I move further from the fulcrum and they moved closer. This made it worse. As I got closer to the fulcrum and they got farther away, it appeared that this was going to be possible. At one point, I stood at the 1/2 foot mark. We put the fulcrum at the one foot mark and students pushed at the 6 foot mark. We put a bathroom scale under their pushing had to see the force theyn were applying. Students were able to lift up my 145 pounds of mass with an applyed force of 10 pounds. Wer were given sheets todat to glue into our Sally notebook for an upcoming project called the Ecosystem.
November 13, 2014 - We began to look at the Lever today. Student had to make a hypothesis of how to lift me off the floor using a lever. Our lever was a six foot long board with lines on it so it appeared like a giant ruler. We put the balancing point or Fulcrum in the middle and me on one sige of the roler or lever. Everyone got a chance to push down on the other sile of this lever system, but no one could lift me up. Tomorrow we will try out other ways of putting this lever system together.
November 12, 2014 - We went to Mr. Blum's room today to play Tug-Of-War. This game ends our specific study of Force and Motion. There was a reading given out in class today on the history of this game.
November 11, 2014 - School was closed today for Veteran's Day
November 10, 2014 - We went over the quiz and then glued pages in our Bob notebook that we would need for our study of Levers.
November 7, 2014 - We worked on a Quiz today on Force and Motion. Today was also Mustache Day.
November 6, 2014 - On page 44 of our Bob notebook we wrote down everything we now know about force and motion.We defined Force, explained about balanced and unbalanced forces. We even drew force diagrams.
November 5, 2014 - This was a paperwork day. We finished all our writing in our Bob notebook from pages 31 through 44. Students also worked on any papers that still needed to be handed in for a grade.
November 4, 2014 - School was closed for students - Election Day - Staff were in school at meetings all day.
November 3, 2014 - We worked on page 37 of our Bob notebook. Here we were drawing Force Diagrams.
October 31, 2014 - We worked on a reading today about unbalanced forces.
October 30. 2014 - The entire sixth grade went on a field trip to the Queens County Farm Museum. We went on a hay ride, learned about pumbkins and drew pictures in the herb garden. After school we wet to the Student Organization Halloween Dance.
October 29, 2014 - We worked on a reading today about Balanced Forces.
October 28, 2014 - Today we worked with unequal forces acting on the bucket. Our homework today is to complete all Force Diagrams on page 37 of our Bob notebook. We have the Halloween Dance this Thursday and Costume Day on Friday. Our report on pennies is due on Friday.
October 27, 2014 - We worked on forces acting on the bucket that were pushing with equal forces and then pushing with equal forces. Our homework for today was to finish a force diagrams associated with today's work. 6-213 and 6-217 went to the auditorium today to view Star Wars Episode IV. We Have a report due on Friday about our scientific method project on pennies.
October 24, 2014 - We looked over yesterdays work and started to draw force diagrams to show our applied force to others. Our District Superintendent, Philip Composto, was in the building today looking over our school.
October 23, 2014 - We began our unit on Force. We started with signing our contract on page 30. We then made a definition for the word force and began work on Bucket Girl. Here we put someone into a large bucket and apply opposing forces to it to see if it will move. For Homework we were given a reading on Simple Machines.
October 22, 2014 - Students were given time to work on their report in class. We started to sell tickets today for next weeks Halloween Dance.
October 21, 2014 - We glued all the pages we needed to begin out unit on Force into the Bob notebook. Students then continued working on their Penny Project report.
October 20, 2014 - We have finished our experimentation with the pennies and started to talk about the report that is due on October 31.
October 17, 2014 - Today we had our Walk-A-Thon for Breast Cancer Awareness during all our lunch periods.
October 16, 2014 - Students were finishing their data table, making averages and plotting graphs.
October 15, 2014 - Many students began to plot their collected data onto a graph. Students also began to figure out the types of variables they encountered while working on this experiment. Class 6-223 went on a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art just after they had science today.
October 14, 2014 - We finished collecting data today on our Penny Experiment. Many teams went on to form averages from the numbers they collected and put onto their data table on page 26 of the Bob notebook.
October 13, 2014 - School was closed today for Columbus Day
October 10, 2014 - I was not in the building today. I left a reading on Making A Hypothesis
October 9, 2014 - I was in the auditorium all day working with the Respect program. I left two projects for the class. One was a reading on the Penny Experiment. The other was to write a procedure for using the dropper.
October 8, 2014 - Students continued experimentation with the work on pennies.
October 7, 2014 - Students began experimentation dropping water from different heights onto the flat surface of a penny. They recorded this information in their Bob notebook.
October 6, 2014 - Today we glued the pages into our Bob notebook that we would need to experiment with the pennies. These pages would go from 26 through 29.
October 3, 2014 - This morning, everyone took the science MOSL
October 2, 2014 - Our powers of observation are not the best, but we can make them better through tricks and games that allow us to remember what we see, hear and smell. We did a scavenger hunt of the dollar bill to help us remember the images on the bill.
October 1, 2014 - We looked at a dollar bill today to see if we ever observed it, or just looked at it. This work was in our Bok notebook on pages 6 through 9.
September 30, 2014 - We finished our work on hypothesis and inference today. In the morning, these was a Social Studies MOSL test for three periods. I finished collecting and grading all the Bob notebooks today.
September 29, 2014 - We continued working on our Comic Strip project that has us making a hypothesis or inference. I began to collect and grade the Bob notebooks today.
September 25-26, 2014 - School was closed
September 24, 2014 - Homework was collected and we continued with our work on Inference and Hypothesis.
September 23, 2014 - Today all sixth grade science classes met in Mr. Blum's room for the Tomato Sauce experiment. Our Learning Target/Goal for the day was to find our that scientists need to give detailed procedures so that others can follow their work. For homework we were given a sheet where were to write the procedure for something we do every day like tie a shoelace or make a sandwich. This work, once handed in and graded, will be glued onto page 15 of our Bob notebook.
September 22, 2014 - We finished our work on cooperative games (pages 18 and 19 in our Bob notebook) and began work on Making A Hypothesis. In this experiment our job is to finish drawing a comic strip using context clues from other parts of the comic that have been left to us.
September 19, 2014 - We then went into the hallway to wok on cooperative group games. The first was a hoop pass. Then a can pass and finally a mat flip.
September 18, 2014 - Today we were working on drawing and sketching in the science classroom. This activity was documented on page 20 of our Bob notebook.
September 17, 2014 - We took a tour of the textbook we will be using in our science adventures this year. This scavenger hunt located on pages 18 and 19 of our Bob notebook has us hunting for things throughout our book New York Science Grade 6 published by Glencoe.
September 16, 2014 - We started the period by talking about Remind 101. This is an e-mail an text app that allows teachers to send reminder notes to parents and students about upcoming events.
September 15, 2014 - We started to set up our Bob notebook today. We picked up papers from a buffet table and went to our seats to glue the pages into our notebook and to label the pages.
September 12, 2014 - Today we looked at the school web site and talked about safety of the internet, We went over the Internet Safety Policy of the school
September 11, 2014 - We went over the Safety Features of the Science Room and the Rules of the Science Lab. This was page 190 and 191 of the Bob notebook.
September 10, 2014 - We worked on collecting information from the other members of our team today.
September 9, 2014 - A member of our team look at papers we needed to get signed and looked at our supplies. This information was recorded onto a yellow card. We then started to work on the class rules.
September 8, 2013 - We were given the Grading Policy and started to collect information on the yellow Phone card which we will need in our Bob notebook.
September 5, 2014 - We put a Important Stuff page into our Planner and receive the Letter To Parents.
September 4, 2014 - This was our FIRST day of school. students were given their planners. and sent home with their Science Supply List.
ENTRIES for 2014-2015 School Year begin on September 4, 2014