Mr. Ross' Weekly Newsletter
March 20, 2015
"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run."
What Will We Be Learning This Week?
We have started Unit 6 in Math Expressions, which focuses on multiplication and division.
Here are some videos that show how to use some of the multiplication strategies that we are learning in class (especially helpful to those of us who learned "old school" math):
We will be reading Heat Energy, a leveled reader that coincides with our study of energy.
We are starting to look at the causes of the Civil War by examining the differences between the northern and southern economies.
We will continue our Energy: Conservation and Transfer unit. This unit covers how energy is transferred from one object to another.
The unit test will be the day before spring break, Thursday, April 2.
Here is the link to the unit study guide for your reference:
Odds & Ends
Blackburn Has Talent Gift Basket
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!
4/3-4/12 - Spring Break (no school)
Upcoming Field Trips:
4/15 - Presentation by Joyce Moyer Hostetter (author of "Blue") at LRU
4/23 - Science Center Field Trip (rescheduled) - Fire and Ice
5/8 - Science Center Outreach Program at Blackburn - Weather
Monday 3/23 - Drama
Tuesday 3/24 - PE
Wednesday 3/25 - PE
Thursday 3/26 - Music
Friday 3/27 - Drama
Monday 3/30 - PE
Tuesday 3/31 - PE
Wednesday 4/1 - Music
Thursday 4/2 - Drama
Friday 4/3 - No School (Spring Break)