Mr. Ross' Weekly Newsletter
May 1, 2015
"Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success."
What Will We Be Learning This Week?
We will continue Unit 8, which focuses on equations, functions, and order of operations.
We will not have any more Words Their Way spelling lists this year.
Odds & Ends
Instead, our homework will be tailored to help prepare students for the EOGs. We will begin having two EOG Practice Passages each week, one due on Wednesday and one due on Friday.
We will begin having daily science homework. Some days it may be to just study for a set amount of time. Other days I may send home a reading passage with comprehension questions to be answered. Please refer daily to your child's agenda to stay on top of this.
Math homework will also vary from here on out. On some nights the assignment will be pages out of the Math Expressions homework book, as we have done all year. Other nights I may print out review work for students that will focus on aspects of the curriculum that I feel we need to revisit before the EOG. There also may be nights without any math homework at all due to assignments in other subjects.
As always, you can visit my class webpage for an up-to-date Google Slide of the day's homework assignments. This is a good way to check behind your child to make sure that they copied everything correctly into their agendas.
Technology in the Classroom
Thank you for sending in the tablets and other devices for your children to use. We are now using these devices on a daily basis in our classroom so they are very helpful to have!
5/12 - PDQ Spirit Night
5/13 - Progress Reports
5/15 - Box Tops Collection Date (Final Collection Date of Year)
5/15 - Haw River 2015 Benefit Dance
5/25 - No School (Memorial Day)
Upcoming Field Trips:
5/8 - Science Center Outreach Program at Blackburn - Weather
Monday 5/4 - Drama
Tuesday 5/5 - PE
Wednesday 5/6 - PE
Thursday 5/7 - Music
Friday 5/8 - Drama
Monday 5/11 - PE
Tuesday 5/12 - PE
Wednesday 5/13 - Music
Thursday 5/14 - Drama
Friday 5/15 - PE