# Weekly News

## Happy Fall!

Fall conferences:
Please sign up for a fall conference. Click on the owl below to get to a schedule on Sign Up Genius.

## Personal Narrative

We have begin writing our personal narratives. We spent time organizing our ideas, defining key components of the event, outlining details with 3 events in our essay. A narrative account must have the following qualities:

• recounts real events
• presents facts using literary style and technique
• converts event's core truth as accurately as possible
• utilities careful selection and emphasis to build interest

Our writing prompt:

Despite set backs people can overcome challenging situations. Esperanza showed that with hope, compassion, and hard work she could create a new life for herself in the midst of hardship. After reading Esperanza Rising, write a personal narrative that describes a time in your life you had to start over. Tell how through some initial struggle, you ultimately persevered. Support your event sequence with effective technique and descriptive details.

After careful placement of their essay's foundation, the students are off! They are typing up a storm. We continue drafting essays this week and then move into revising by the end of the week.

## Roots and Grammar

Roots and their applications.
There is a quiz each Friday.

bio

life

cept and cieve

take

chrom

color

Grammar: This week we focus on plural nouns, commonly confused words, and types of sentences.

## Math

We conclude our study on ratios and percentages during the first part of the week. Our test is on Wednesday.

The next unit of study is Arithmetic Operations Including Division of Fractions

In the first two weeks, students extend their previous understanding of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions. They construct division stories and solve word problems involving division of fractions (6.NS.1). Through the context of word problems, students understand and use division of fractions to determine how much is in each group. Later in the module, students learn to and apply the direct correlation of division of fractions to division of decimals.

## Social Studies: Unit 2 Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush

Students will analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush.

Focus

• What agricultural techniques developed in early civilizations?
• How did cities come to be?
• What was the relationship between religion and the social and political order in Mesopotamia and Egypt?
• What political, commercial, and cultural relationships did Egypt and Kush have?

## Buddy Class

Today we meet with our buddy class. Our buddies are in Mrs. Weber's second grade. Both classes are excited about this. We plan to meet to read together, help with projects, and mentor once a month.