March 13, 2015
Reading and Writing
In writing we have published our letters of complaint. Our next unit in writing is a research unit. We will be writing a cause/effect paper focused around global topics: natural disasters, ethics, pollution, and deforestation.
Math, Science, and Social Studies
We celebrated Pi Day today! In honor of national pi day tomorrow, 3-14-15! Students created Pi People, and even enjoyed some delicious pie. Next time you are in the building check out our Pi People in the hallway.
We are still working with fractions. Students now know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions by fractions, mixed numbers, and whole numbers.
Up next we will be learning to graph on coordinate planes. We will be creating coordinate characters which is a fun activity students usually love!
We just finished refreshing on the states of matter. We will continue with matter, and add energy in the mix! Ask your student to describe to you how a root beer float represents the three states of matter.
Next week we will finish our unit on Europe and Russia. We have studied the geography, government, and economics of both places. Next we will move on to Central America! This is fun unit, students love when we have our Fiesta Day! This is a day where we bring in food items representing certain places. What is better to help learn about culture than food?
April 3-12 Spring Break