UMAC University News
Mrs. Horist and Miss Russell
March 13, 2015
It's hard to believe only one more week until spring break! This year sure is flying by. If you could please let us know ahead of time if your student will be missing any class before or after, it would really help us out.
Thank you so much for all you do and all your continued support!
This week in shared reading students learned about Pearl Harbor, the events leading up to it, as well as listening to first-hand and second-hand accounts of the historic tragedy. We had some great discussions about what it would have been like to be living during that time in history. The students are excited to continue with this topic next week.
Students spent time this week dissecting poetry and learned that poets are very specific in their word choice as they are trying to create similar images we get from stories but in fewer words. They also had the chance to start writing some poems of their own that will be used for the CLPL Imagine, Write, Win contest! All poems are due by next Thursday, March 19. We will continue to work on these in class next week.
- Monday 3/16: 2-3pm (Old Friends)
- *Tuesday 3/17: 12:25-1:45pm (New Friends)
- *Thursday 3/19: 12:20-1:30pm (New Friends)
- *Friday 3/20: 12:25-1:45pm (Old Friends)
Old friends are doing a fantastic job at multiplying fractions and mixed numbers! We also spent time this week broadening students' understanding of calculating percents to include discounts...a skill that will can always come in handy! Next week we will conclude unit 8, review, and take our unit assessment on Thursday, March 19 (while our new friends take the PARCC test).
This week our mathematicians started Chapter 9 where we will focus on converting fractions to decimals to percentages with and without a calculator. As always, I encourage all students practice their math facts at home using XtraMath or TenMarks which is a new site we are using too!
Spring Break: March 23 - 27
April 8: Raue Center field trip
April 17: Road trip presentation 9:10 - 10:10
April 26: Woods Creek Feet Meet- 1 mile and 5k walk/run