Northwood School Laker

April 5, 2024

Reminder: Early release on Monday, April 8. Students will be dismissed at 12:30.

News from Sixth Grade

Sixth grade science classes have been studying how heat travels through conduction, convection, and radiation.  Students applied their knowledge of insulators and conductors to design an ice chest that could keep an ice cube frozen for the duration of the school day. Winners of the Ice Chest Challenge were Jax, Bradley, and Bennett.

“The silver chest is the prototype and its name comes from how much tinfoil we used. Some materials we also used were styrofoam, cotton balls, foam, and a tape roll,  and lots of hot glue which held everything together. These  materials were the main ones but there were way more. For our final prototype we used styrofoam, fiberglass, tape rolls, and hot glue. The reason why we used fiberglass is because it helps keep things warm or cold by slowing the transfer of heat.”

Coming in closely at 2nd place were Kirie and Addison.  

“We were challenged to create a mini ice chest for this project. It had to be big enough to fit an ice cube, but it had to be smaller than a shoe box. We had a lot of ideas for our beginning project, so I’ve decided to talk about square 1: the planning process. Addie had the idea of a small metal box in the first class. We had a lot of ideas, but my favorite was the crank fan. It was a basic idea of being able to turn a fan, keeping the ice cold. However, this eventually got deleted. Although, we would like to share with you our first sketches:

2024 Literary Magazine

Students are invited to submit original writing to the literary magazine, which will be published at the end of the year. Students may email their poems, stories, plays, or essays to their classroom teacher or to Ms. Carloni.

School & Community Information

Guest Teachers Needed

If you are interested in being a guest teacher (also known as a substitute teacher), please apply at this link. The pay is $100 a day and you get to work with wonderful kids and great staff! Please contact Ms. Roy or Ms. Young with any questions.

Important Dates

April 8 - Early release day, 12:30

April 10 - Spring Picture Day

April 12 - 6-8 Dance, 6:30 - 8:30

April 16 - 3rd grade concert, 6:30

April 17 - School Board meeting, 6:30

April 17 - 6th grade trip begins

April 22 - 26 - April vacation

Please check the Athletics Calendar for information on games and meets.