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National Geographic Explorer Classroom

To all PLTW students...
If you did not receive a phone call from me, please have your parents go to the PLTW Homework site to read the letter posted.  The event is Tuesday morning and the consent letter must be signed and returned Monday.
Mrs. Barajas


Recuerda si no puede obtener materiales para su hijp/a, puede ponerse en contacto conmigo para solicitar ayuda.  Ningún niño/a debe estar sin las herramientas adecuadas para ayudarles a lograr.
  1. libro de composition 
  2. dos lapizes (madera or mechanica)                
  3. pequeño afilador de lapiz o plomo adicional 
  4. regla de cintimetros                                                                                      
  5. lapizes de color
  6. bolsa o caja para lapizes 
  7. dos plumas, negro o azul oscuro
  8. Marcador para delinear
  9. Pluma roja  (o cualquier color aprobado por la  maestra)    
  10. Cuaderno de tres anillos que se puede compartir con otra clase (incluyido un dividor de ciencia).


Please keep in mind that if you are unable to obtain materials for your child, you can contact me for assistance.  No child should be without the proper tools to help them achieve.                   
  1. composition book (NOT a spiral notebook)                                
  2. two pencils (wood or mechanical)                                         
  3. small sharpener or extra lead                          
  4. a 12 inch and centimeter ruler                                      
  5. color pencils 
  6. pencil pouch or tin 
  7. two blue or black ink pens
  8. highlighter of any color
  9. red pen (or any color approved by teacher) 
  10. 3-Ring binder that can be shared with another class (must include a science divider)               

I am offering extra credit for participating in the following event that is being held during Earth day, April 22, 2017.  
   A Day in Space (see above)

I am updating grades at this time.  Grades will continue to change as I continue to add additional scores.  Final calculations are not complete so you should focus on missing assignments at this time.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

I wish you all a very thankful holiday.  

Extra Credit...
Recreate this Thanksgiving cube by filling in each with one example of either an image or a description of what each element is used for.  

Quarter 1 Grading

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
The time to evaluate first quarter grades is next week.  Students need to check the Parent Portal regularly, turn in all assignments when they are due and ensure that all makeup work is turned in as soon as possible. Assignments are being checked in daily and please remember that grading takes some time.    Any students with specific educational accommodations will be addressed when grades are evaluated. 
I will have my classroom available for makeup work during lunch next week Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, as well as after school on Wednesday (which is a minimum day).  
I encourage both parents and students to email me any questions you may have.
Mrs. Barajas

Parent Conferences

Hello Everyone, 
I just wanted to let everyone know that I am starting my parent conferences this Monday, October 19 at 3:00pm and will continue meeting with parent for as song as it takes to meet everyone.  Please email me and leet me know what dates you are interested and I will try my best to accomidate you.
Also, I am still accepting donations of cardboard, old and broken appliances, screws, nuts and bolts, styrophoam and other scrap material you may think is interesting and safe to use in our engineering classes.  Thank you to those who have already donated.  Keep it coming.
I hope to meet you all soon,
Alice Barajas
RMS Science/PLTW/Careers

Constellation Stories

All constellation stories will be voted on in class tomorrow, June 8.  
If I did not get to see you and you want to vote, email me your request and I will send you the stories.  You must then read each story and email me back your three top choices.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday.