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School's Out for Summer!

Yesterday students packed up their bookbags for the last day this school year. The day started with lots of fun as students enjoyed outside water games, relays on scooters in the hallways, basketball in the gym, getting sprayed by the fire truck, and so much more. Students and teachers enjoyed these fun activities and enjoyed the chance to relax and have fun after working hard throughout the school year. 

As students left for the day, all of the teachers gathered around the busses and waved goodbye. It has been a wonderful year here at Union Elementary and everyone is very proud of all the hard work the students have done. Now it is time to rest, relax, and enjoy time with family and friends. Don't forget to add a little reading into the mix as well! See you in August!

 

 

End of Year 2014

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Ecosystems around the world!

Boy, school sure does have a lot of things for students to learn! They spend a lot of their time learning how to multiply and divide fractions, keeping numerators and denominators straight, and understanding the differences between metric and standard measure. Thank goodness for Gallon Man and my dear old Aunt Sally. Where would everyone be without them?

Science this year has really been interesting. 5th graders have learned all about heat and energy, chemical changes, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and Mr. Brock’s personal favorite, decomposers. They are the guys that clean up all the dead plants and animals. If it weren’t for them this world would be a real mess! One of the most fascinating subjects 5th graders studied this year in science was the biomes and ecosystems that make up the world. Everyone in Mr. Brock’s class picked their favorite ecosystem and biome and studied and researched it for days. Our world is divided up by climate into a wide variety of ecosystems.

The Tropical Rainforest in South America has all kinds of neat birds and animals in them but they are very different than the birds and animals in Asia. At first students thought that a Rainforest would have the same animals and birds in them no matter where they were but after they did their research they found that each one is very different. After they found out about the differences in birds and animals they wondered if that would also be true of the plants and they found that the plants and trees in South America were completely different than the plants and trees in Africa and also in Asia.

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