Remote Learning Newsletter Science Lab with Ms. Loomis

Units of Study: Unit 4 contains STEM and Computer Science related models connected to the standards.

Grades K-2 What is computer science? What is coding? How can I create commands for computers to follow?

Grades 3-5 What is the Scientific Method? How can I plan and execute an experiment? How do I communicate my results?

Highlights: Thank you to all the students and families who have been joining me during LIVE with Ms. Loomis and our Genovesi Environmental Study Center special events. This month, we will continue learning together. I will be hosting LIVE with Ms. Loomis every Tuesday from 1:00-1:30pm for students in grades Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd.

And from 1:30-2:00pm for students in grades 3, 4, and 5.

Topics vary week to week.

Expectations and norms

Every Monday you will see a new Science Lab assignment. Your assignment will be due on Friday of that week. The lesson has 4 main parts

1. Thinking questions- Think about what you already know about the topic and connect your knowledge as you read.

2. Read and explore: These are links to various reading materials or virtual instruction related to the topic.

3. You Try: This is where you can try something at home to help you connect your learning with a hands on activity.

4. Show What You Know: This is where you find the written part of the assignment. This part will be graded based on how well you explain what you learned using science vocabulary and providing examples.

Student work can be in the form of a written document, uploaded pictures or videos or an explanation of what you learned sent in messages.

Parent Engagement: Parents can contact me through Class Dojo, Google Classroom messages or by email at any time and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Upcoming events: Meet LIVE with Ms. Loomis on Tuesdays during June

1:00pm for students in K-2nd grade and 1:30pm for students in grades 3-5. Check your google classroom stream on the day of the event for the special code.

Check out our Enrichment Classroom under Science Lab for some extensions to learning that include virtual field trips, games and more.

Teachers Contact Information

Ms. Loomis

Phone number- 718 642 5300