Weekly Newsletter

Week of 2-19-18 to 2-23-18

Math:We will finish chapter 6 this week.  Students should be able to multiply and divide with decimals.  There will be a chapter review on Thursday and a chapter 6 test on Friday.  

Reading/ELA: The spelling list focuses on words that are abbreviations.  We will study action and linking verbs in grammar.  Students will be working with poetry to identify stanzas, rhyme scheme, and the message of the poet. They will continue to review how to cite evidence from a text to support an answer to a question. We have finished reading “From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” and will begin a new novel called “Number the Stars.”  This book takes place during World War II.   We are reviewing lesson 7 of our Caesar’s English.  We are starting lesson 8 in Wordly Wise and there will be a test next Thursday.  There will be a test on spelling, grammar, and Caesar’s English on Friday.

Science: We will be back in the lab this week.  Students will be using models to show how erosion and deposition affect the land.  Students will be working in small groups and will be graded on the work that the group completes.  If a student is struggling to work with others, that student will be removed from the group and will be given written assignments based on the same science concepts.

Social studies: We will finish up chapter 14 this week.  There will be a quiz on lessons 3,4, and 5 on Tuesday and a chapter test on Thursday.  Students will be doing a chapter review in class on Wednesday.

Misc: Friday is our PBIS celebration.  Students who have earned 15 Lambs loot may participate.  It is also $1 dress down day.