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Friday, August 24, 2018

Welcome Back


Hello Fifth Graders,

Summer is winding down and I have been enjoying being outside as much as possible. On Monday I went on a sunset cruise on the Gundalow in Portsmouth. It was very lovely and I learned about local history while on the boat. 


I look forward to sharing summer highlights together with everyone next week.   

I am including the class supply list below. It is not expected that you have everything on the first day of school. If you have it from last year or at your house, then bring that in, you don't need to buy it again.

I am very excited to see all of you on Monday! 

My Best,
Ms. Shaheen



3 Ring Binder (2” is a good size) with Loose Leaf Paper
5 Subject Dividers for binder with pockets (plastic are more sturdy)
Pocket Folder for binder
2 Composition Notebooks (we will label at school)
Glue Sticks
Package of Pencils
Colored Pencils
Pencil Case- to keep everything organized  
Box of tissues for the classroom  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A "Hands On" Experiment

Before the cold and flu season started, we did a little experiment. I washed my hands and touched the 'Clean Hands' piece of bread and put it in the bag. The students passed around the 'Classroom Hands' slice and then placed it in the bag. The bags were then placed in the closet and we waited. And waited some more ...(because the bread had preservatives in it, this took a bit longer than we all thought). I think the results speak for themselves and really show the importance of proper hand washing with soap and warm water. 

*This picture is from when the bread first starting showing changes. Ask your student how it looked a few weeks after this image!

The Power of Yet


The Power of Yet... This is something we have talked about since the beginning of the year: Growth Mindset! Students will be creating goals for the spring this week and we will be updating our bulletin board shortly. Ask you child what the "Power of Yet" means to them.

Museum of Science Assembly

In February, students enjoyed a presentation from the Museum of Science. Ethan was selected to see if the metal rod was a good conductor- I think Ms. Estle's face tells that it is! This was a good introduction into our new science unit we have just started- Magnets!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Kevin Skarupa Visits LSS

Here is the link to see the fourth graders on WMUR from Kevin Skarupa's visit. We are still working on our volcano projects but will be starting our weather unit this week in Science. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Volcano Projects

Volcano Projects
Students will be sharing their slide show about their volcano on December 12, 13, and 14.  The volcano eruptions will all be done on Friday, December 15th at 2:05.  You are invited to come to one or both, the day your child presents and the day the volcanoes are erupted.
At this point the presentations are close to being finished.  The students are proud of their progress using google slides. The volcanoes should be made at home.  I provided a set of directions, however, you can use any method to make the volcano. I will provide the baking soda and vinegar, but some students have asked if they can use their own, that is fine.  Some students like to put food coloring in their vinegar or a little bit of dish soap to make it foam better.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance during this project.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Crayon Resist and Poetry


Students created a watercolor and crayon resist leaf and then wrote a poem from the perspective of their leaf. Students worked diligently to write, type, peer share, and edit their poems. The final step was choosing a background and mounting their artwork and poem.