Upcoming Choir Concerts at McDowell

This years McDowell’s choir concert is coming up fast! We will be holding a holiday concert on December 12th. The songs we are doing for the holiday concert are: Christmas Time is Here by Lee Mendelson, Winter Wonderland by Michael Buble, My Favorite Things by Oscar Hammerstein III, Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms and Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burnsto to end the concert. My favorite song that we are singing for the Holiday concert is Jingle Bell Rock. What is your favorite Christmas song?
The 2nd concert we are doing is in February for our Winter concert. We haven’t decided all the songs for the Winter concert, but we do know we are singing Wade in da Water by Ramsey Lewis and Sam Cooke and J. W. Alexander. Both of these songs have a smooth flow. Right after the Winter concert is in the Spring. It is our end of the year concert. We don’t know any songs we are doing for the Spring concert, but we have decided it will contain some fun pop music to wrap up the wonderful year!
As I said before, It’s Mcdowell’s choir concert, so that means 7th and 8th grade choir students are both doing the concert together. Both grades learned the same song, but 7th grades way of singing it may not be exactly the same as the 8th grades way of singing the songs. We do this so it sounds more complicated and it twists things up to make it sound graceful at the same time. Ms. Barbieri, our talented choir teacher has also given the students with lower voices the option to sing the harmony and students with higher voices the choice to sing with the melody. I usually sing with the harmony. Tell me in the comments if you sing with the harmony or the melody!
Also, a special thanks to Ms. Barbieri for teaching us so much. She has been so helpful and patient with our class. She has made class educational, but keeps it fun. Plus to all the choir students that make the songs sound so beautiful and committing to the class. I am so excited for the upcoming concerts here at McDowell!


2 Lies 4 Truths

2 Lies 4 Truths

  • Humans Are A Type Of Animal.✔ Correct


  • The Immortal Jellyfish Can Turn Itself Back Into A healthy Infant When It Is Sick Or Injured.✔ Correct
  • The Digestive Juices In A Vultures Stomach Are Strong Enough To Digest Metal.✔ Correct


  • Your Brain Is More Powerful And More Complex Than The Most Powerful Supercomputers Ever Made.✔ Correct


  • Cracking Your Knuckles Will Give You Arthritis.✖ Not Correct


  • Lightning Will Never Strike The Same Place Twice.✖ Not Correct



Week 6 challenge

Week 6 Challenge :Task 5, Two Truths and One Lie Can You Find The Lie (Science Related)?           

  • Whale Sharks Are Filter Feeders, True or False?
  • The Mitochondria Is The Powerhouse of The Cell, True or False?
  • All Acid Is Extremely Healthy For All Animals/Plants, True or False?

Comment Your Answers!



My Science Word-List

This is my science word list for week 6 of the blogging challenge. Enjoy!


A. Abiotic

B. Biotic   

C. Commensalism

D. Dark matter

E. Element

F. Fahrenheit

G. Gravity

H. Heat

I. Igneous rock

K. Kinetic energy

L. Light

M. Mars

N. Nebula

O. Orbit

P. Parasite

Q. Quasar

R. Radiation

S. Sol

T. Theory

U. Ultraviolet

V. Velocity

W. Watt         

X. X-ray

Y. Yellow fever

Z. Zonal wind



Scientific words A-Z

A is for Argon a noble gas.
B is for Beryllium a hard grey metal.

C is for Cadmium a white metal.
D is for Dysprosium soft silvery white metal.
E is for Erbium a soft white metal.
F is for Fluorine a poisonous pale yellow gas.
G is for Gold a precious metal.
H is for Helium the lightest of noble gases.
I is for Iron which is a metal

J is for Jupiter which is the largest planet in our solar system.
K is for Krypton which is a colorless noble gas.
L is for Lead which was once used in paint.
M is for Vanadium a grey malleable metal.
W is for Watt a measurement of electricity.
X is for Xenon a dense noble gas.
Y is for Yttrium a silvery transition metal.
Z is for Zirconium a strong grey transition metal.


Science Words A-Z

Astronomy- A branch of science that is involved with space.

Biotic Factors- Living organisms in an ecosystem. 

Chemistry- Branch of physical science that studies composition, structure and properties.  

Decomposer- An organism that breaks down or decomposes dead organisms. 

Environment- Surroundings or conditions in which an animal, person or plant operates. 

Fossils – Preserved remains or traces of animals, plants and other organisms from the past. 

Grams- A metric unit of mass. 

Habitat- Natural home or environment of an animal, plant or other organism.  

Iron- Strong, hard silvery- gray metal.  

Jupiter – The largest plant in the solar system. 

Kilogram- Base unit of mass in the International System of Units.  

Laboratory- A room or building equipped for science experiments.  

Mass- A large body of matter with no definite shape. 

Nickel- A silvery- white metal

Observe- To notice or perceive something. 

Planets- Celestial bodies that move in an elliptical orbit around the sun.  

Quantity – The amount or number of a material or immaterial thing. 

Ribosome- Makes proteins in the cell. 

Solid- Firm and stable in shape. 

Theory- Ideas intended to explain something.  

Universe- All existing matter and space considered as a whole.  

Velocity- Speed of something in a given direction.  

Weight- The heaviness of a person or a thing.

X-Ray- Form of electromagnetic radiation.  

Yeast- Single celled microorganisms. 

Zygote- Diploid cell resulting from the fusion of two haploid gametes.