March Madness in Room 102

March 10, 2014

March Dates to Remember

March 14 – Picture Day – Spring Individual Pictures and Class Pictures

March 18, 19 – PASS Writing

March 20 – Early Release Day

ELA & Math

In ELA (reading), we just completed our unit on Mythology. Students enjoyed learning about all the fascinating Greek gods and goddesses. We especially enjoyed our "Greek Feast". Poetry will be our next focus.

Our word study focus this week will be poetry terms. We will read various types of poetry and determine which literary elements are contained in the poems. We will continue reviewing for PASS writing through next Monday. Starting next Thursday, we wil begin drafting our own poems.

In Math, we are continuing our study of fractions. We have already learned how to find equivalent fractions by mulitplying the numerator and denominator by the same number. Today, we learned how to simplify fractions. Students can find the simplest form of a fraction by dividing the numerator and denominator by the GCF (greatest common factor). Students have note sheets in their binders showing in detail how to perform both of these processes. We will continue to review each day. Wednesday, we will learn how to compare two fractions using cross multiplication and more than two fractions by finding the LCD (lowest common denominator).

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