March 7

Thank you!

Thank you to all the incredible grade 5 students who worked so hard to produce incredible STEAM Fair projects. I loved walking around, hearing all that you learned, and seeing all you created.

Thank you to all the incredible families for taking the time to come and visit our class and share is our work. (If anyone took any pictures, please send them to me!)


Later in the afternoon we had the chance to go and see what the grade 6, 7 and 8 students had produced. Given that next year grade 5 students will be among those projects in the gym, each student was asked to look with a critical and inquisitive eye at all the projects. They needed to take a picture, video, or any other form of documentation to reflect on which projects inspired them and why. These annotated pictures or videos are due on Monday. How fortunate they’ll be next year to have this documentation to look back on as a memory for inspiration!

February 25

Full STEAM ahead!

Welcome back!

I hope you all enjoyed the week off. We had a busy Monday and are in full swing with STEAM Fair and all other exciting things happening over the next few weeks.

Here is the homework for this week:

  1. POW due Friday March 1
  2. Sign Math quiz
  3. Choose a picture from our day with Scientists in the school (from this folder) that you feel is a good representation of your learning. Remember, a picture alone is not evidence of learning enough. You may need to add text, a paragraph, a few pictures together, a video, or any other idea you have to PROVE that you have learned something. Please share your picture(s) with Mrs. Thompson by Friday March 1
  4. We will be spending the next week working on STEAM Fair in class. In order to keep everyone on track, we will be completing all our research by Wednesday afternoon. If you would like to work on this at home as well before then, you are welcome to do some research at home on the Bionic Body part you’ve chosen. Here is a link to the folder with all the important information should you need it.
  5. Please bring in any materials you may need for your model by Thursday. We will be starting to build and design that day.
  6. If you would like to place a Scholastic order for February, you can still do so up until Wednesday. You can always place your order online if you’d prefer.


Parents, please make note that STEAM Fair will be on Thursday, March 7,  from 8:45-9:30 am in our class. We would love for you to come and see the amazing projects we are working on.

Additionally, our grades 6-8 STEAM Fair is seeking 10 judges. If you or someone you know, who is in the field of science, mathematics, engineering, art or technology, is interested in volunteering their time on Thursday, March 7, for about 2 – 2.5 hours, please let Ellie Kamil know in the front office ( A light breakfast will also be served.