I have sent out Junior Biztown permission forms with your child this afternoon. The field trip is on October 19th so if you can send them back as soon as possible that would be great.
Today in science we made electromagnets. While it is intended to be a make-and-take, I will need to keep them until the week after next. At that time we will be making batteries using copper nails and galvanized nails to reinforce positive and negative polarity. The batteries will be used to light up LEDs and their electromagnets. Then they can take them home and show you what they have done in class.
The science quiz is on Wednesday. I mentioned in today's parent email that notes and a podcast, both downloadable, are available on the Notes and Study Guides page. Basically, if your child has taken the notes, reviewed them, and paid attention to what was done and taught, s/he ought to do quite well. I will review on Tuesday and even allow them to review their notes after the warm-up prior to the quiz.
Below is a slide show of the students in all three classes with their electromagnets. I am in the process of making a guide to post on the Try This at Home page since nothing is on it yet.