UMAC University News

Mrs. Horist and Miss Russell

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March 13, 2015

We are so thankful for all you do and all your support throughout PARCC. Both new and old friends have now had the chance to experience it and they are rocking it! I hope they are as proud of themselves as we are.

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!

Social Studies

This week we began our final tour of the Western region of the United States. It is a large region as students will have to learn eleven states and capitals. Our states and capitals quiz will be next Friday, March 20th. Students have also been busy conducting research for their UMAC U.S. road trip project. Don't forget to mark your calendars for Friday, April 17th. "Bus leaves at 9:10 and returns at 10:10 for Team Horist and Team Russell.


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).

New Friends:

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!

Upcoming Events

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