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Argumentative Writing and a Pigeon

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Fri, 02/28/2020 - 16:00
Attributions: 
Jane Price
Argumentative Writing and a Pigeon

In Ms. Price's class we are learning about argumentative writing. We had a fun lesson on writing claims. The students had to write a claim for the pigeon in the book, "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" by Mo Willems. They had to defend their claim and understand who their audience was. The class voted after for who's was the best claim. Carson Gonzalez won with the following claim, "If you let me drive the bus, I will buy you a ticket to Disneyland." Congratulations Carson! 

 

Greenhouse Effect

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Sat, 02/22/2020 - 08:40
Attributions: 
Susan Crook
Greenhouse Effect

6th graders have been learning about the greenhouse effect and how the greenhouse gases in our atmosphere make our planet “just right” with less extreme heat and cold than other planets. They conducted an experiment where they checked the temperatures of two different bottles every minute, one closed and one opened, with a light shining down on them. Then they turned off the light and watched which one held the most heat. They learned that the closed bottle (simulating Earth’s atmosphere) held in heat longer than the open one, thus reinforcing their understanding of the greenhouse effect.

Spelling Bee 2020

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Thu, 02/20/2020 - 18:12
Attributions: 
Marilyn Boucher
Spelling Bee 2020
Congratulations to 34 Class Champions 3rd through 6th grade who competed for grade champion and the top two spots as Westside School-Wide Champions, who move on to the Regional North Utah State Championship on March 7th. 
 
Grade Champions:
1st- Ashlin Biddulph
2nd- Sharon Bowers
3rd- Bennett Bates
4th- Daniel Bowers
5th- Amelia Lewis 
6th- Anna Mateaki
 

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