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More on Chocolate density April 14, 2013

Posted by Nancy Foote in Uncategorized.
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If I have two candy bars that are the same size, I am sure the kids can pick which one will float and which one will sink.  And they will probably be right. Image But what happens when I use a really big 3 Musketeers bar, and a really small Snickers bar?  I’ll try it tomorrow and let you know.  But, I will be very surprised if they understand that with density, size does not matter.  Only “crowded-ness” matters.  


November 6, 2009 November 13, 2009

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, math, science.
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It’s been a busy week for the 4th and 5th graders at Centennial.

American Math Challenge has been the math focus of the week — with the kids eagerly practicing their basic math facts.  In addition to the one-to-one challenges, there are lessons and activities for the students to work on.  This Challenge comes to an end Sunday but I know we look forward to the challenge next year.

The 4th grade Green Thumb project is moving along nicely.  Their radishes are getting huge!  Ask your child what happens when you try to grow a radish in the dark — and how that accommodation helps it survive.  Check to see if they know what phototropism is.  They should know.

The 5th grade medical center was on hiatis this week, but will return next week with the students getting patients to diagnose.  One patient is a child who is injured when he did not wear a bike helmet.  I will be reading the book  Mick Harte was Here to the students.  The author is Barbara Park and she is a very talented author.  The book is about the consequences of not wearing a bike helmet.  I am sure that the children will enjoy this and learn from it.

Thanks for all of your well wishes on the birth of my granddaughter Savannah.  She is my 8th grandchild (the 6th girl) and we are delighted and proud.  She is health and happy and came home from the hospital today.


  • We are still collecting coins and cans to benefit the less fortunate.  Thank you for your support.  Please continue to send coins and cans in to school.
  • 5th grade is particiapting in a cookie dough sale.  Orders are due November 18th.
  • Wednesday, November 18th is an early release day.  School ends at 1:35.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.