News from Pier 25
April 29, 2016
Dear UMAC Parents,
Students read the historical fiction story, The Hatmaker’s Sign. Benjamin Franklin relayed "to heal the hurt pride" of Thomas Jefferson, whose draft of the Declaration of Independence was being picked apart by the quibbling Continental Congress. In this tale within a tale, a hatmaker drafts copy for a sign for his shop. On his way to the sign maker, he encounters a string of opinionated people who offer suggestions until the sign is literally- nothing! Students were asked to answer the following essential question: What lesson does Benjamin Franklin teach Thomas Jefferson when he shares the story of the hatmaker’s sign?
Old Friends: This week our old friends learned two new formulas to find the circumference and area of circles. Ask your child about the relationship between diameter and the circumference of a circle! Unit 10 assessments will come home on Monday for your review. Next week, after MAP testing, we will begin unit 11 in which focuses on volume of cylinders and cones.
New Friends: This week new friends did a hands-on graphing activity. Our project included collecting, analyzing, interpreting data, and probability. We learned that graphs are not only valuable instruments for communicating data, they can also be tools for stimulating discussion in promoting mathematical thinking.
Monday, May 2 – Math MAP test 9-10am
Tuesday, May 3– Reading MAP test 9-10am
Wednesday, May 4 – MAC informational parent meeting @ 6:30pm
Friday,May 6- School Spirit day
Sunday, May 8 – Happy Mother’s Day
Tuesday, May 10 – 5th grade band concert at Lundahl 7pm
Thursday, May 12 – Academic Night 6:30-8:00pm
Wednesday, May 18 – Early Release @ 2pm
Friday, May 20 - American History Walk @ 2pm