Weekly News

Quote of the Week:  “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
-Winnie the Pooh

Dear Students and Families,

Well, here it is.  My final Sunday night e-mail of the school year.  Usually, it’s bittersweet.  This year, it’s different.  This year feels unfinished, and it’s really sad.  This is the first year I haven’t “directed” a play for students to perform.  We didn’t get to go on field trips.  We didn’t end with our end-of-year routines and lessons.  However, we did the best we could.  I am so proud of the children, and I am very thankful and appreciative of your support.  

While I look forward to the summer spent with my family and friends, I will never have this time back with your children.  It has been a pleasure to get to know them and work with them this school year; and from now on, they will be considered one of “my kids.”
Ms. Sargent and I will host a Math Google Meet on Wednesday, June 17th at 9:45 , and I will host a Science Google Meet at 10:15.  
Below is our final lesson for the year.  This lesson is both for math and science- please share it with Ms. Sargent and me.  

  • Lesson 23:  Write about your family memory from 6th grade at JGW.  

I do check my school e-mail during the summer, so please feel free to contact me anytime.  Thank you, and have a safe and healthy summer!  

Math Lessons

Quote of the Week: 

We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics.”

— Katherine Johnson, African-American mathematician

Dear Students and Families,

https://sites.google.com/haverhill-ps.org/oceanliteracy/home

Google Meets:  *Please check Google Classroom for Meeting Code.   

Meetings will be from 9:45-10:00

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Thursday, June 11, 2020 
We will have a Google Meet to share roses and thorns and answer any questions about the lesson this wee,  

Lesson 21 

Can you complete this riddle?  

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SsMr7hfQeyXRPyWQTLsNzvXctnE1C24HVSfuqp0lWKo/edit?usp=sharing

Lesson 22

You are going to create a list for 5th graders who will have Mrs. Rubera or Ms. Sargent for Math.  You can make a list, a poster, create a video, or write a song.  This list is due Friday, June 12th.  

Here are some titles to inspire you:  

  • “Ten Things to Expect Next Year in Grade 6 Math”  
  • “Ten Ways to Survive 6th Grade Math”  
  • “Ten Tips for 6th Grade Math” 

Science Lessons (21 and 22)

Quote of the Week: 

“Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home.”  

-Sylvia Earle  

Dear Students and Families,

https://sites.google.com/haverhill-ps.org/oceanliteracy/home

Google Meets:  *Please check Google Classroom for Meeting Code.   

Meetings will be from 10:00-10:15 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 

We will meet for 15 minutes to share our roses and thorns. After we share, I will explain the directions for our virtual exploration of the ocean.

Lessons 21 and 22

  1.  Visit the ocean literacy google site:  https://sites.google.com/haverhill-ps.org/oceanliteracy/home
  1.  Explore the site.  Watch the videos and visit the virtual tours.  
  1.  Complete a 3-2-1 reflection when you’ve completed your exploration.  Have fun!  

Science Lessons

Quote of the Week:

“Sometimes change comes not in the first round, but at the second, third or fourth. Change starts with one person questioning, challenging, speaking up and doing something to make a difference.” 

-Paul Kivel 

Dear Families,

The science lessons for the week are posted below.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you, and have a great night!

The science lessons are included below in this email, posted on https://jrubera.wordpress.com, and also posted under Classwork in Google Classroom.  As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you!  

Google Meets:  *Please check Google Classroom for Meeting Code.   

Meetings will be from 10:00-11:00am.

Week 2 
Monday, June 1, 2020 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Friday, June 5, 2020 

Lesson 18:  Solving a Mystery 

  1.  Complete STEMscopes Hook—Solving a Mystery from Geologic History of Earth
  2. Review STEMscopes Picture Vocabulary from Geologic History of Earth

Lesson 19:  Geologic History of Earth STEMscopedia 

  1.  Read STEMscopedia from Geologic History of Earth 
  2. Complete the Try Now.  

Lesson 20:  Dating Rocks 

  1.  Read STEMscopes Science A—Dating Rocks from Geologic History of Earth
  2. Answer questions 1-5.  

Math Lessons 16-20

Quote of the Week:  

“We cherish too, the Poppy red

That grows on fields where valor led, 

It seems to signal to the skies

That blood of heroes never dies.”  

-Moina Michael 

Dear Students and Families,

On Monday, there is no school because it’s Memorial Day.  JGW is hosting its first virtual Title 1 event.  We hope your family will be able to participate!  Our virtual Title 1 event will give families the opportunity to learn about Memorial Day.  Unlike other holidays, Memorial Day is not a celebratory holiday like Halloween or Thanksgiving.  It is a day to honor soldiers who died while serving.  For our virtual event, families can participate in the following activities:

  • Watch a video to learn about the history of Memorial Day.
  • Listen/watch to The Wall by Eve Bunting.  It is the story about a boy who visits the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with his dad to find his grandfather’s name.
  • Drive by or visit monuments and places in Haverhill that honor veterans and honor the soldiers who died while serving.

The site for the Title 1 Virtual Event is here:

https://sites.google.com/haverhill-ps.org/memorialday2020honorandremembe/home

The math lessons are included below in this email, posted on https://jrubera.wordpress.com, and also posted under Classwork in Google Classroom.  As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you!  

Google Meets:  *Please check Google Classroom for Meeting Code.   

Meetings will be from 10:00-11:00am.

Week 1 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 
Week 2 
Monday, June 1, 2020 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 
Friday, June 5, 2020 

Lesson 16:  Mean, Median, and Mode 

Problem:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/12jVLQ41x0_gWGrAtb9pUoLF29qthiJdup3No_-1GWig/edit?usp=sharing

Mrs. Guisti’s Group:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d4m1Ur5Ayd4_vU7bRIYOxeAmeX3tD8P_L5jdPJDtLhc/edit?usp=sharing

Lesson 17:  Traveling Problem 

Problem:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pnvEB7tJqRetFUZknSvZW9z0hUeYhX6z1ZMNMCFIrNU/edit?usp=sharing

Mrs. Guisti’s Group:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ncguI9tQZ_WrIjVWvXOGciO79KuYJ0TRoMAl-4eXYFQ/edit?usp=sharing

Lesson 18:  Week 26 Monday

Lesson 19 Week 26 Tuesday

Lesson 20:  Week 26 Wednesday

Science Lessons 5/26/2020-6/5/2020

Quote of the Week:  

“We cherish too, the Poppy red

That grows on fields where valor led, 

It seems to signal to the skies

That blood of heroes never dies.”  

-Moina Michael 

Dear Students and Families,

On Monday, there is no school because it’s Memorial Day.  JGW is hosting its first virtual Title 1 event.  We hope your family will be able to participate!  Our virtual Title 1 event will give families the opportunity to learn about Memorial Day.  Unlike other holidays, Memorial Day is not a celebratory holiday like Halloween or Thanksgiving.  It is a day to honor soldiers who died while serving.  For our virtual event, families can participate in the following activities:

  • Watch a video to learn about the history of Memorial Day.
  • Listen/watch to The Wall by Eve Bunting.  It is the story about a boy who visits the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with his dad to find his grandfather’s name.
  • Drive by or visit monuments and places in Haverhill that honor veterans and honor the soldiers who died while serving.

The site for the Title 1 Virtual Event is here:

https://sites.google.com/haverhill-ps.org/memorialday2020honorandremembe/home

The science lessons are included below in this email, posted on https://jrubera.wordpress.com, and also posted under Classwork in Google Classroom.  As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you!  

Google Meets:  *Please check Google Classroom for Meeting Code.   

Meetings will be from 10:00-11:00am.

Week 1 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020 
Week 2 
Monday, June 1, 2020 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Friday, June 5, 2020 

Lesson 16:  Levels of Organization 

  1.  Watch this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRFykdf4kDc
  2. Make a copy of this document:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1voJD5MGkJbi3f2Cmeytk3IxWBpRlOV8nprbK4M16EFQ/edit?usp=sharing
  3. Complete questions 1-3.  
  4. Watch the Content Connections Video-Cells, Tissues, and Organs on STEMscopes and complete questions 1-3.  

Lesson 17:  Human Body Systems

  1. Review vocabulary on STEMscopes:  Picture Vocabulary:  Bodies and Systems  
  2. Watch this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae4MadKPJC0
  3. Read STEMscopedia:  Bodies and Systems and complete the table and answer the question.  

Lesson 18:  Solving a Mystery 

  1.  Complete STEMscopes Hook—Solving a Mystery from Geologic History of Earth
  2. Review STEMscopes Picture Vocabulary from Geologic History of Earth

Lesson 19:  Geologic History of Earth STEMscopedia 

  1.  Read STEMscopedia from Geologic History of Earth 
  2. Complete the Try Now.  

Lesson 20:  Dating Rocks 

  1.  Read STEMscopes Science A—Dating Rocks from Geologic History of Earth
  2. Answer questions 1-5.  

Math Lessons May 11th-22nd

Quote of the Week:  

“You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.  

Richer than I you can never be- I had a Mother who read to me.”  

-Strickland Gillilan 

Dear Students and Families,

Happy Mother’s Day!  We hope you all enjoyed the windy weekend and are staying safe and healthy.  We are very proud of all of you for working so hard to continue learning during this very challenging time.  As always, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns because we are here to help!  

-Ms. Sargent and Mrs. Rubera 

Google Meets:  *Please check Google Classroom for Meeting Code.   

Meetings will be from 9:00-10:00am.

Week 1 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 
Week 2 
Monday, May 18, 2020 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 
Friday, May 22, 2020 

Lesson 11 Feeding the Cat Problem 

Lesson 12 Cleaning Company Problem 

Lesson 13 Week 26 Monday

Lesson 14 Week 26 Tuesday

Lesson 15 Week 26 Wednesday

Science Lessons

Quote of the Week:  

“You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.  

Richer than I you can never be- I had a Mother who read to me.”  

-Strickland Gillilan 

Dear Students and Families,

Happy Mother’s Day!  I hope you all enjoyed the windy weekend and are staying safe and healthy.  I am very proud of all of you for working so hard to continue learning during this very challenging time.  The science lessons are included below in this email, posted on https://jrubera.wordpress.com, and also posted under Classwork in Google Classroom.  As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you!  

Google Meets:  *Please check Google Classroom for Meeting Code.   

Meetings will be from 10:00-11:00am.

Week 1 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 
Week 2 
Monday, May 18, 2020 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 
Friday, May 22, 2020 

Lesson 11:  Cell Structures and Functions 

  1.  Watch this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IlzKri08kk&t=23s
  2. Make a copy of this Google Doc so you can fill it in with notes from the video:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TRvr1ePO2Q50da94dnY-kRCpbWjP101TQuX9jyc6bqg/edit?usp=sharing
  3. Watch this video for directions to make a copy of the Google Doc :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwj27333cSY
  4. Here is a video of the first example done for you so you know the expectations:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZI5j3Hud9M
  5. Share the Google Doc with me when you are finished.  
  6. If you prefer to do this using paper and pencil, take a picture of it and e-mail it to me at jrubera@haverhill-ps.org

Lesson 12:  Vocabulary 

  1.  Make a 4 square for the vocabulary.  Make a copy of this Google Doc:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/13vALHiL_XMLqeSaBaFhLvatnYSLm5u9BkeW-QpXlqAA/edit?usp=sharing
  2.  Fill in the Google Doc with the definitions in your own words and any tricks to help you remember the words.  
  3. For help, here is a video with the directions:  https://youtu.be/VFmlOUGdR28
  4. Share the Google Doc with me when you are finished.  
  5. If you prefer to do this using paper and pencil, take a picture of it and e-mail it to me at jrubera@haverhill-ps.org

***The vocabulary is also on STEMscopes.  I’m also going to give you a link to the slides here:  

Lesson 13:  STEMscopedia 

  1. Log into STEMscopes.  
  2.  Read the Anatomy of a Cell STEMscopedia.  There are a lot of words you may not know how to say, so click on the blue speech bubble at the top of the page for an audio recording.  
  3. Complete What do you think?  and Try Now!  at the bottom of the reading passage.  
  4. If you prefer to do this using paper and pencil, take a picture of it and e-mail it to me at jrubera@haverhill-ps.org
  5. Here is the pdf file of the STEMscopedia:  https://cdn.acceleratelearning.com/system/element_files/contents/202635/original/NGSS3D_MSLS_AnatomyofACell_EXPLAIN_STEMscopedia_%282%29.pdf?1556891872?f6qwSopsPYWh22IGYgfMKOq3PMLmmaj_l_-LDF8bmr0pYva821VeayrOOsRyFMLj

Lesson 14:  Cell Project 

  1. You are going to make a model of a cell and its organelles.  You can choose if you’d like to make a model or create a board game, song, or video.  The directions for this project is here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xDNav8Q5DArOQW4Rw9FOiwpb2nBeQj5K6OhCySzJpFI/edit?usp=sharing
  2. Please take a picture or a video and e-mail it to me.

Lesson 15:  STEMscopes Concept Attainment Quiz 

  1.  Log into STEMscopes.  
  2. Complete the Concept Attainment Quiz for Anatomy of a Cell.  
  3. Please remember to save and click on “Turn In.”  

Science Lessons for the Week

Quote of the Week:  “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
Jim Rohn

Dear Students and Families,  

Happy Sunday!  I hope you got to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors this weekend.  Mrs. DeBlasis is taking orders for yearbooks.  They are on sale for $15 and the deadline to order is May 15, 2020.  Please see the attached form and contact Mrs. DeBlasis if you have any questions.  

For science this week, we will be completing Lessons 8, 9, and 10.  The assignments are due Friday, May 8th.  The suggested schedule for pacing is to have your child complete lessons 8 ,9, and 10 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (10am-11am) of next week.  I will be holding Google Meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am-11 am.  During those times, I am able to check in with children as well as support them as they are learning science.  It is highly recommended that students attend the meets.  However, I understand families need flexibility and may not be able to complete the assignments during those times.   Thank you all for your help and support!  

-Mrs. Rubera

Google Meets:  *Please check Google Classroom for Meeting Code.   Meetings will be from 10:00-11:00 am.Week 2 
Monday, May 4, 2020 Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Friday, May 8, 2020 

Lesson 8Watch the two instructional videos I made to help you with SEP Simulations from Cells.  https://youtu.be/nU1nUJTNNw8https://youtu.be/PTSI4RmJD0w
Complete the SEP Simulations from Cells on STEMscopes.  
Lesson 9 Read the STEMscopedia from Cells on STEMscopes.  Scientists can classify things into two categories: living and nonliving. Of the living things, scientists can further classify things into unicellular and multicellular subcategories. Sort the items into their appropriate categories.
Lesson 10 Complete the Concept Attainment Quiz from Cells on STEMscopes 




Math Lessons for the Week

Quote of the Week:  “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
Jim Rohn

Dear Students and Families,  

Happy Sunday!  I hope you got to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors this weekend.  Mrs. DeBlasis is taking orders for yearbooks.  They are on sale for $15 and the deadline to order is May 15, 2020.  Please see the attached form and contact Mrs. DeBlasis if you have any questions.  
For math this week, we will be completing Lessons 8, 9, and 10.  The assignments are due Friday, May 8th.  The suggested schedule for pacing is to have your child complete lessons 8 ,9, and 10 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (9am-10am) of next week.  Ms. Sargent and I will be holding Google Meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am-10 am.  During those times, we are able to check in with children as well as support them as they are learning math.  It is highly recommended that students attend the meets.  However, we understand families need flexibility and may not be able to complete the assignments during those times.  
 * We have found that it has been easier for most to take a picture of each assignment and send it to us via email.Work can be sent to jrubera@haverhill-ps.org or jsargent@haverhill-ps.org.   * If you or your child have any questions or needs any help on any assignments you can email us and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.   *It is suggested that you visit School Brains often as we will be updating continually as we receive assignments and you will be able to tell what assignments your child has completed and still needs to do. Thank you all for your help and support!  -Ms. Sargent and Mrs. Rubera

Google Meets:  *Please check Google Classroom for Meeting Code.   Meetings will be from 9:00-10:00am.

Week 2 
Monday, May 4, 2020 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 

Friday, May 8, 2020 

Lesson 8:  Week 24 Monday https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CrSMT70fnyFAF4BJeDko73bL_ogy0f10/view?usp=sharingMrs. Guisti’s Group:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IOwkkFRns4PTm5d9nod-voj95nRAoMaG/view?usp=sharingThis assignment is due Friday, May 8, 2020.  You may complete this on Google Docs or you can copy the on a piece of paper, take a picture, and e-mail it.  Please make sure your name is on your paper!  In order to receive credit for this assignment, you must show your work.   You will not get credit if you only write down the answers.  

Lesson 9:  Week 24 Tuesday https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_DS0yxGWFMvTOvORMSGeMXUMwoYzbd8q/view?usp=sharingMrs. Guisti’s Group:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zGiQh4ibpZLjztkXqWCjtdxGLVsQyreR/view?usp=sharingThis assignment is due Friday, May 8, 2020.  You may complete this on Google Docs or you can copy the on a piece of paper, take a picture, and e-mail it.  Please make sure your name is on your paper!  In order to receive credit for this assignment, you must show your work.   You will not get credit if you only write down the answers.  

Lesson 10:  Week 24 Wednesday https://drive.google.com/file/d/13-lLV-WbYIABF-QC88EeRgwjABthJxSy/view?usp=sharing
Mrs. Guisti’s Group:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uQekFMzrjreIt6Qfw8kWqhvZQHBO1ugH/view?usp=sharingThis assignment is due Friday, May 8, 2020.  You may complete this on Google Docs or you can copy the on a piece of paper, take a picture, and e-mail it.  Please make sure your name is on your paper!  In order to receive credit for this assignment, you must show your work.   You will not get credit if you only write down the answers.