THE DORROW TIMES
News from Mr. Dolfi and Mrs. Morrow
Egypt Day - Written by Noah Bellemare
Math and Science Updates
Our unit test in Ratios and Proportions will be next week. It will be taken using Snapshot on Edmodo so you may see how your student performs once the test is taken.
In science, we are moving along in our study of Geology as we are discovering the awesomeness of Earth's crust. Ask your student about Alfred Wegener and his scientific discoveries! We will be learning and researching how earthquakes and volcanoes are formed. We will have an upcoming research project on a famous earthquake or volcano. We should begin working on this the week before Winter break.
ELA and Social Studies Updates
In writing, we have also just finished our unit on parts of speech, although we will continue our search for nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and pronouns throughout the year! Along with parts of speech, we have been doing activities in book groups and in independent reading on theme and main idea. One such activity is creating hash tag phrases to think about the message the author is sending to the reader.
Finally, Please take time to look at your child's at-home reading log and see what they are reading. I have seen students continue to show thoughtful reflection, but now that we are almost half-way through the year, students should be able to fill the entire space provided with writing!
In Social Studies, we have just begun research on the five major religions of the world. Each student is learning the basics of each including who founded the religion, it's holy book, holidays, places, and customs. This work is meant to broaden our students world view and gain perspective on the historical significance that religions has played in the last 2000 years, an idea that comes directly from the Essential Standards for Social Studies. Students will present what they have learned in their next expository essay.
As we are getting closer to the Winter Break, we wish you and your families a very safe and fun holiday season!