November 2020 | Issue 02
 Franklin Elementary School - Gr. K-4
 Parkview Learning Center - Gr. PreK-2
 DID YOU KNOW?
 Mrs. Reid's class learned how to find a pumpkin with the most seeds.  They cut open two pumpkins. A small pumpkin and a big pumpkin. The class predicted which pumpkin would have the most seeds in it first. Most students chose the big pumpkin. Students sorted seeds and skip counted to see how many seeds each pumpkin contained. The big pumpkin had 572 seeds the little pumpkin had 576 seeds. We observed that the little pumpkin was darker orange and had more lines. A pumpkin that is darker orange indicates that it has been on the vine longer. The longer a pumpkin is on the vine, the more lines it gets. Each line represents a row of seeds. This is why the little pumpkin had more seeds. The 2nd graders were amazed!
 Gilbert Campus - Gr. PreK & 5-8
 SPOOKY STRINGS Under the direction of Sheila Wilcox, 6th-8th grade Rock Ridge orchestra students got to perform some creepy, and not so creepy music, to a socially distanced 5th grade audience in Gilbert on Friday, October 30th. The concert was also streamed live on YouTube at access12tv. It is still available for playback if you’d like to view it. Thanks for everyone’s hard work and dedication for making this event a success!
 "DATA" WAY! Eighth grade math students at Gilbert Junior High were conducting experiments to collect and analyze data. In the "Wasting Water" experiment, students simulated a leaky faucet using a cup with a hole in it and measured the water every 5 seconds. During the "Bouncy Ball" experiment, students were measuring how far a ball bounced back up from various heights. Students then analyzed the data in tables, graphs, and equation formats.
 Roosevelt Elementary School - Gr. 3-6