Staying In-the-Know

with Ms. Cloyd & Mrs. Drayton

The Academy of Environmental Sciences at DFES: Title I

3.13.14

VIP Folders

-Progress reports

-Graded papers

-PASS inforrmation

Math & Science w/Ms. Cloyd

Math: We are beginning our review which will prepare us for our upcoming MAP test. This has been a challenging week learning to multiply and divide fractions. These are some of the problems we have been working on.

Please ask your child to show you what they have been working on and practice with them! (Be sure to ask what a “reciprocal” is. This is such a great vocabulary word that they should make sure to use when speaking mathematically! )

Be sure to check out My Math online. Each student has a login username and a password that will allow them to review a lesson or if absent, has extra practice/tutorial videos and will allow them to catch up with what was missed in class.

Also, go to Learnzillion.com for the lessons that are introduced using the Quick Codes for each lesson.


Science: We are continuing our unit on Force and Motion. We have recently tested the effects of rubber band energy, and built a vehicle with a sail, and tested the effects of air resistance on our vehicle’s motion. We have also discussed the forces of friction, magnetism and gravity as related to motion. Encourage your child to tell you what they are learning! You will be impressed!