Grade 6 – Writing
This is our second day of working on our alternate epilogue for the book “Stargirl”. The original epilogue is written –– just like the rest of the book –– from the point of view of Leo. Our assignment is to write a new epilogue, from the point of view of Stargirl herself!
Grade 5 Math – 3D Geometry & Measurement
Grade 5 students creating rectangular prism’s and making strategies for calculating how many centimeter cubes are used in each prism. We also created a regular shapes and calculated how many centimeter cubes were in each of those periods for both, the final number of cubes is the volume in cubic centimeters
Grade 6 – Volume of a Triangular Prism, Algebra
Matthew suggested we multiply what we could in the equation, i.e. 4 x 2 = 8
We can also use a more advanced algebra strategy: use the inverse operation by turning a multiplication statement to a division statement.
24 = 8 x w
24÷8 = w……because 24 is the product and 8 and w are the factors.
What we learned about Cystic Fibrosis
We attended an assembly last Friday where we learned about cystic fibrosis. All Rousseau families are encouraged to consider donating to classrooms at Rousseau for Cystic Fibrosis research so a cure can be found.
We learned that it’s really hard to breath. We did this experiment where we had to run and then pinch on our nose and try to breathe only through a straw & our mouth. – Caleb
- It felt scary, as if I was drowning – Carson
- It was difficult to breathe, like when it’s really cold out and it’s hard to draw in a breath – Noah
- I found it was very difficult, and afterwards people said that my face looked really red – Ava
The problem is that their mucus is not very liquidy. People with cystic fibrosis have mucus that is really thick – Greg
- The mucus doesn’t really leave the lungs, so when they get a cold the germs really stay in there and they get very sick – Brady
- People with cystic fibrosis produce more salt in their mucous – Jude
- They have therapy each day that vibrates the lungs to help loosen the mucus – Noah
People with CF have a difficult time maintaining a healthy body weight. The digestive system has a hard time getting vitamins and nutrients out of their food – Dea
- They have to take medication to help all this: to deal with all that mucus, to get nutrients in your body and be able to do things without being so tired. – Brady