Sunday, September 26, 2010


Hey there. Well this week is mid-term for the first nine weeks of school. Please watch for mid-term reports to be coming home by the end of the week.

Please keep Kade in your prayers this week as he is having his surgery on Tuesday. He will be returning home in about a week.

Science Fair:
This week, we will begin looking for a science fair project. Remember, science fair experiments should demonstrate something measurable. We must be able to graph our results! We will be discussing that this week as well.

Homework: Some 4-6 graders are having extreme difficulty getting their schoolwork in on time. As a result, they are missing their recess time, and fun activities, such as the pep assemblies. These events are very fun for the kids to attend. Please check with your child nightly to see if they have homework. Your child should not have very much homework, as we all give class time to work on assignments. Mrs. Chariter, Mrs, Weigum, and I also are at school everyday afterschool helping with LEAP. If your child is not getting their homework done please consider enrolling your student in the LEAP afterschool program to help them to get the assisstance that they need.

We are looking forward to a great week. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me @

Have a great day!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

September 6-10

Wow! What a start of this busy year! We have been going, going, going! Nonstop activities.

The kids are getting right back into the daily routine and doing great!

Coming up this week...........

6th Grade: Science Test on Friday, and a Noun Test on Thursday.

5th Grade: Finishing up their chapter in Science and testing next week. Noun Test on Friday!

4th Grade: Finishing up their chapter in Science and testing next week. Noun Test on Friday!

Booster Club NOTE: If your child did not make it to get there booster club pictures done yet, please see me in the morning before school 7:30am - 8:00am or afterschool until 3:30. I would like to finish up buttons this week for everyone! Thanks guys!

Have a great week!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Back To School 2010-2011

Hey there! Wow...only 2 days until school is back in session! Boy, did that summer just fly by?!

First, I would like to welcome Kyle and Patrick to the sixth grade class! It is going to be an amazing year!

I am going to do my best by posting weekly this year! I am going to try to post weekly assignments so that you will know what is going on during the week and when upcoming due dates will be happening!

Fifth and sixth graders will be doing science fair again this year. We will be having our second annual science fair in January! We will begin picking projects around the second week of September. Start thinking now! It is going to be so much fun!!!

I will post more tomorrow! Have a great day!

Mrs. Burton

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

End of Year

Holy Cow! Only 12 days left of school! Can you believe it????

Well, we have a ton of things going on.

First, on May 13th, the elementary will be putting on their spring program. Please have students here by 6:20pm as the show will begin at 6:30. Also, the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are required to bring a dozen cookies for the show. Thanks parents! You are the best.

Next, the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are still learning a ton in Science. The fourth graders will be finishing up their planetary chapter this week, and testing next week. We will be spending the remainder of the year researching different planets. Next, the 5th graders are also studying space. They are currently writing reports on an assigned constellation. These reports are due on Friday, May 14th, before they leave on their field trip. I will be handing out Study Guides to them on Thursday, which will be due on Monday. We will correct them and review for the test which is to be held on Tuesday of next week. We will finish the last chapter of the book in the following days and completing some group work. Finally, the sixth graders are studying motion and Newton's laws. We will be finishing the chapter by the end of next week or the beginning of the last week.

In reading, the last day to turn in the fourth AR book is on May 21. This is also the last day that I will let students collect points for the Banana Split party that will be held on May 26th. Right now, 4 of our 9 students have earned the party! Way to go Dan, Felicia, Cami, and John!

In social studies, we are working on PowerPoint presentations. Each students is creating a presentation over an assigned chapter. They have been working hard. This assignment is due on May 18th along with the workbook pages that go with that chapter.

As of right now, the float trip that I originally scheduled for May 26th, I am trying to reschedule. I will let you know as soon as I know anything. We will not need chaperones on this trip due to limited space.

Thank you parents for all you do for your children. You are awesome. We have had a wonderful year. Thank you for allowing me to be your childs' teacher!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring is in the Air!

Wow! Only five and a half weeks left of school. Can you believe it? What a great year it has been. There is lots of buzz in the air, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming. Isn't it beautiful.

In science we are wrapping up the year. Fifth and sixth grade will be completeing two more discovery labs for the year. We will be finishing up our books as well.

In social studies, the sixth graders will be completeing a PowerPoint presentation over one preselected chapter in their social studies books. They have until May 18th to complete this project. How exciting. Please look for the rubric to come home early next week.

In English, we are practicing our parts of speech and our writing skills. The students are doing great. What great imaginations. Mrs. Darko will enjoy them next year!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful spring! I know I am!

Mrs. Burton

Thursday, February 4, 2010

And the Winners Are......

Wow! What a great Science Fair. The kids did an amazing job!!! I am so proud of each and every one of their efforts! The kids all looked nice and fancy in their dress clothes. The judges were very impressed with each and everyone of them. Unfortunately, the judges had to narrow it down to the top five overall. Students who made it to the second round were................

Brynn Hofland with her project entitled "Sweet and Low." She compared which sugars tasted the best in cookies - Splenda vs Powdered Sugar.

Peyton Vining with her project entitled "Laundry Day." She compared which laundry detergents took stains out the best.

Daniel Olson with his project entitled "Diet Riot." He compared which soda's would sink the furthest in water - Diet Soda's vs Regular Soda's.

Danielle Betts with her project entitled "Clumzzy Vacuumzz." She wanted to see which vacuum sucked up the most dirt.

Felicia Sappington with her project entitled "The Fingerprint Mystery." She studied fingerprints to see if they were hereditary.

Carson Davidson with his project entitled "Pop Fizz." He studied the effects of mentos in a variety of soda pop.

And the top five winners were........................

1st Place: Dan Olson (Diet Riot)

2nd Place: Carson Davidson (Pop Fizz)

3rd Place: Peyton Vining (Laundry Day)

Honorable Mention: Danielle Betts (Clumzzy Vacuumzz)

Honorable Mention: Felicia Sappington (The Fingerprint Mystery)

Congratulations to everyone. City Science Fair is February 20th at the Great Falls Civic Center. the festivities begin at 9:00am. Some of our winners plan on attending so please check them out!!!

Thank you everyone who helped make this day possible. You are all amazing!!!

Thank you, Mrs. Burton

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February 2, 2010

Hello! Science Fair is tomorrow! Can you believe it! The kids are sooooo ready to do this. We have been preparing for this day since September! I think they are going to do a great job! To all of those who happen to see this before the show...the big show is 9am - 11am on February 3. We will be located in the school cafeteria. Hope to see you there!!!

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