Monthly Archives: May 2015
The robotics challenge, The Line Follower Challenge, will be on Wednesday, June 3 at 9:40-10:40 in the EY Gym. Our students have been furiously programming, designing, and redesigning their robots to successfully follow a line course using a light sensor. Parents are welcome to attend.
Our fourth and fifth graders are applying skills learned this year toward multi-step problems involving frogs in math.
Members of the Newberg High School robotics team, Drew, Riley, and Trey, demonstrated how their robot works and worked with Ewing Young Grades 4 and 5 this morning! More STEM in action at our school! Riley and Trey attended EY and participated in our robotics program several years ago. It was a great opportunity for our students to see how what they are doing in elementary school extends to the high school level.
Our fourth graders have been learning about measuring angles, and they have been working on several projects to demonstrate their learning. This week we are exploring the coding program Hopscotch and using knowledge about angle measurements to write code to create various shapes. It’s been a great learning experience for both the students and their teacher!
This afternoon, Diana Gordon, from the Oregon Primate Research Center, presented information about biomedical research to our 4/5 students. Her presentation will help students learn about what the center does and how biomedical research is conducted so that they gain a better understanding of next week’s field trip to the Primate Center.
Fourth graders are using iPads to learn about symmetry with the Geoboards app (which is free by the way).
Dear Parents of Fifth Graders,
In about a month, your child will be finishing up their final days as an elementary school student. We bet you can’t believe how fast the time has gone by- neither can we! We wanted to keep you updated with regards to happenings specific to our fifth graders and keep you in the loop regarding the transition to CVMS, as well as end-of-the-year events.
CVMS Transition Events:
Next Friday, Vice Principal Casey will be visiting with our fifth graders, outlining some incentives to start the year off next year that our students can earn at the end of their 5th grade year. Basically, following school rules, no referrals and completing work on time is their quest. On June 2nd, the 5th graders will travel down to CVMS for a tour and questions.
It’s a big time of the year for our 5th graders. For some students, there can be a lot of anxiety and stress during this time. If this is the case, please let Mr. Milner know and he can arrange for some other informal meetings with CVMS administrators to help ease their worries.
5th Grade Track Meet:
The annual 5th Grade Track Meet will be taking place on May 29th at the Newberg High School track for 5th grade students across our district. Our district PE teachers have been collaborating during the spring to put this event together. The kids will travel over in the morning and be there for most of the day. Parents are needed as volunteers, or to come and cheer on our kids. Please let the office know if you are available to volunteer at a station.
End of the Year Promotional Assembly:
One of the final events for our 5th graders will be the annual 5th Grade Promotional Assembly. We have scheduled this for the final day at 10:00 AM in the gym. This is a special time to acknowledge each individual student as they complete their elementary school years. If you would like to help out with “after assembly” festivities, please let Mr. Milner know.
Thank you for supporting our school and sending such great kids to school each day. They’ve been great kids to work with.
Kevin Milner, Principal
Mrs. Reed and Mr. Evers, Fifth Grade Teachers
It’s robo time again! Hard to believe nearly a year has gone by since we last rolled out the kits for robotics. Today was kit inventory day. Tomorrow we start building. We’re looking forward to a great experience once again this year programming LEGO robots using light sensors and touch sensors. Stay tuned for more!