## Important Announcements and Reminders

• No School on Monday, January 18: MLK DAY
• Wednesday, Jan 20th students will be participating in an ISTEP Readiness Test. Students will need to download the "Pearson TestNav" app on their iPads, if not already done.

## Language Arts

• Library on Wednesday!
• We will be reading two articles on Achieve 3000. We will also be reading and discussing some Opinion articles in Storyworks!
Writing
• Students did a great job learning about Personification! They practiced by personifying three of their vocabulary words. This was completed in their Writer's Notebooks.
• We will continue working on Opinion Writing next week!

## Social Studies

• We will be making Flashcards on Tuesday for the West Region. Practice test on Friday, January 22nd and final test on Wednesday, January 27.
• We will also be moving on to Chapter 7: Comparing the Colonies

## Science

Students have focused a great deal of time and energy by completing a Planet Lab this week. Students had to create the 8 planets by using the scale of 1inch = 10,000 miles and then place those on a 25 foot long chart paper according to the scaled down distance from the sun. 1inch = 10,000,000 miles. This was a challenging task for some, but was worthy to show the actual scale factor of the planets and distance from the sun. Measurement, scale factors, and ratio tables were practiced a great deal!

Students also have been completing a moon calendar each day to start class.

Students have been studying geometry vocabulary in-class this week through whole group instruction. Students have been examples of various shapes, angles, and lines when discussing characteristics of each. We've been doing a little bit of this each day.

We also have focused a great deal on word problems to start gearing up for ISTEP. We always do word problems to start class each day, but the complexity of each question is becoming more tedious.

100 minutes of VMath is due Sunday night @ midnight. This will be entered into the gradebook as a FORMATIVE grade (10% of one's overall grade).

## Regular Math BLOCK B

Students have been studying geometry vocabulary in-class this week through whole group instruction. Students have been examples of various shapes, angles, and lines when discussing characteristics of each. We've been doing a little bit of this each day.

We also have focused a great deal on word problems to start gearing up for ISTEP. We always do word problems to start class each day, but the complexity of each question is becoming more tedious.

100 minutes of VMath is due Sunday night @ midnight. This will be entered into the gradebook as a FORMATIVE grade (10% of one's overall grade).

## Related Arts Schedule (1/19 to 1/22)

Monday: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday: PE

Wednesday: PE

Thursday: PE

Friday: PE