Dear students and parents,
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Our first unit in science is all about forces and machines.
Here is an overview of key learning components for the unit:
Introduction to the six simple machines:
Identifying the six simple machines
Recognizing examples of simple machines in our surroundings
Basic understanding of how simple machines work and their function or purpose in the past and present
Physical Sciences: Forces and Simple Machines
It is expected that students will:
Identify the six different simple machines; lever, wedge, inclined plane, pulley, screw, wheel.
Classify the six different machines into everyday devices that are used.
Exploring and comparing the different simple machines for identical tasks.(Choosing the right machine(s) for the right job) Recognize several examples of heavy machines that contain simple machines.
Mathematics Term 1
Here is a quick glance at the areas of math that will be covered in the first term.
September to Mid-October
October - December
Homework for math and science is almost always assigned on Tuesdays and due back on Fridays, unless their are tests/quizzes or holidays. I encourage students to preview their homework the first day they receive it. If they have questions I encourage students to ask me before the day it is due. Students are always given more than one day to do their homework. Using a calendar at home or using their wonderful agendas is an excellent way to have students stay organized. If for any reason your child is unable to do their homework please email me or write a note in their agenda. I also encourage parents to please sign the homework that is coming back.
Thank you for your support. This is going to be a wonderful year. Please feel free to reach out to me by email firstname.lastname@example.org