It's that time again -- Science Fair! PTA puts on a great science fair, and historically, 5th grade has participated as a grade level. This year is no different -- each student in 5th grade took home a blue packet today with information. If you didn't see the packet, please check out the PTA website -- all the papers also available through their site.

Opstad PTA

The requirements for the classroom are not any different from what PTA requirements are in general. Projects must fit in to one of three categories: experiement, investigation or collection. This variety of project should allow for everyone to find something that they are interseted in.

The deadline for registration is March 11th. Students need to either fill out the online form (see link above) or turn in the last page of their packet to me.

The science fair is on March 28th, and I'm asking that students shoot for March 27th as a due date.  Their projects will be reviewed during school and be on display during the fair that night (evening attendance is not required).

Some kids thrive with wide-open projects like this, but quite a few need help with selecting a topic and planning. We talked a little about planning the steps of the project so it's not being completed on the last day. Please help them plan and chunk their time!

Since this is a large homework project, I will be modifying the normal homework schedule, so please expect changes this Friday.

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