Happy week before school vacation!
This week students in Language Arts class will be working on a
writing assessment. This requires students to write an historical fiction
narrative (story) or complete journal entries using facts from our study
of westward expansion topics. This means your student has homework
all week! Tonight students need to complete their fact sheet and
planning guide, and the rest of the week requires them to write. Stories
will need to be completed by Friday.
Social Studies: This week we will wrap up a very successful Oregon Trail
simulation game. The students are having fun with this. We will wrap up with
processing the challenges and difficulties faced by the pioneers. At the end of
the week, we will have our final assessment on the Westward Expansion unit.
Students should begin reviewing 15 minutes per night starting Tuesday
(vocabulary words, Timeline notes and "you teach" questions/notes).
Math: Students have been working on finding the GCF of two numbers using
several different methods. They should all have a minimum of 7 problems done
by now and are looking to complete the page by Friday.Many students have not
yet handed in the volume and surface area of rectangular prisms worksheet
(first page only). They should have completed it by now, as it was assigned over
two weeks ago, and all students had a minimum of three days of class to work on the problems.Today we worked on data vocabulary and will be working on learning to
build, and interpret box and whisker plots.