Extra Credit Writing Assignment-Easter Break

Extra Credit Writing Assignment
Dear Parents/Guardians,
I have attached a file for your student to write a science narrative. This is assignment utilizes their expository text skills learned in science and math. The worksheet includes the steps to follow to set up the paper in an organized way. Your student can use the skills he or she used in 4th grade to set up the paper. I would ask that for full credit, I need a copy of the worksheet turned in with the writing assignment.

Please take time to edit your students writing and allow them to practice revising their paper. Thsi is the biggest skill the students still need to master. Before turning it in to me, they need to edit it or have it edited fro eliminate the errors. Encourage the use of a Thesaurus to develop their knowledge of synonyms that will help to create boldness in their writing.

Thank you for your help and I look forward to reading your students’ refreshing stories!


Mr. Fritzsche

Spare Lung Experiment!!!

The lungs are essential to all mammals. It allows for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide to get into the body

Below is an experiment that allows you to visualize how the lung works in the body.

What you will need

  • A plastic bottle
  • a straw
  • an elastic band
  • 2 balloons
  • playdough

1.  Remove the bottom of the bottle

2.  Tie a knot in one end of the balloon and snip the fat end

3.  Stretch this end around the bottom of the balloon

4.  Put a straw in the neck of the other balloon and secure tightly with the elastic bad but not so tight to crush the straw.

5.  Put the straw and the balloon in the bottle of the neck and secure with play dough making a seal around the bottle.   Do not crush the straw.

Your Lung is finished and now ready for action.

Respiratory System Video

What is the respiratory system?

Your respiratory system is made up of the organs in your body that help you to breathe. Remember, that Respiration = Breathing. The goal of breathing is to deliver oxygen to the body and to take away carbon dioxide.
Watch the video above to increase your understanding of the respiratory system…