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    Math and Science with Ms. Bise



    All students will come to me for Math this year with the exception of Sage and Mandarin students. Students will be participating in fact practices, daily reviews, lessons and problem solving, and guided and independent practice as well as small group and centers. Students will be able to use manipulatives and work together as well as individually to solve problems. Students will typically have one homework sheet to complete at home each day.  We will do the Problem Set in Class together and will start the homework if time permits. I encourage you to go over these sheets with your child each night even if your child  finishes it in class. I will always check homework but leave it in the binder for you to also see. There will be a quiz after each Topic. The Exit tickets are an excellent way to prepare for them. Halfway through the unit and at the end of the unit there will be Assessments.  I will let you know by email when a quiz or assessment is coming up and how best to prepare for it. I also update my Planbook daily with the lesson we did that day and what the homework is. You can find a link to that on the links page. We will be using Eureka Math as our primary curriculum. There are many websites designed to help you to navigate and understand the math including videos to show you exactly how to do the homework! These can all be found on my links page. 


    Our science program is very hands-on with many experiments and activities. I will be teaching units on environments, magnetism & electricity, water & weather, and landforms.
    The first unit will be water. 

    Water is the most important substance on Earth. Water dominates the surface of our planet, changes the face of the land, and defines life. These powerful pervasive ideas are introduced here. The Water Module provides students with experiences to explore the properties of water, changes in water, interactions between water and other earth materials, and how humans use water as a natural resource. In this module, students will:

    • Conduct surface-tension experiments.
    • Observe and explain the interaction between masses of water at different temperatures and masses of water in liquid and solid states.
    • Construct a thermometer to observe that water expands as it warms and contracts as it cools.
    • Observe weather by using senses and simple tools.
    • Investigate the effect of surface area and air temperature on evaporation, and the effect of temperature on condensation.
    • Investigate what happens when water is poured through two earth materials – soil and gravel.
    • Design and construct a waterwheel and use it to lift or pull objects.
    • Use field techniques to compare how well several soils drain.

    For a description of each investigation in the Water Module and the correlations to the National Science Education Standards, download the Module Overview PDF.