April 29, 2016
Mr. Philipp's Class ~ We are almost finished with fractions! Next Friday, your child will take his/her Module 5 test. Please take some time to practice a few minutes each night to refresh the skills and concepts taught throughout the module.
This week the students focused on subtracting fractions and mixed numbers and the various strategies that are associated with it. They also focused on multiplying fractions. Each of these skills built upon the previous skills taught in the module such as comparing fractions and converting. Bring on the test!
Our next unit will focus on In Search of Freedom and A Call for Change. It's effective to start with the end in mind........I'm excited about the letters that the students will be writing to Susan B. Anthony to explain the changes for women since her time.
- I'm excited to announce that we'll be adding another field trip to our schedule. We'll be visiting Granger Homestead on the afternoon of June 13th. We plan to leave the building at 12:15 and walk there. We'll leave Granger around 2:15 to return to school at 2:30. This trip is FREE! Email me if you'd like to join us.
- Next Friday a packet of permission slips will come home. There will be a slip for the Erie Canal Trip, Onanda Park, and Granger Homestead.
- Money and slips for the Genesee Country Museum Trip are due to me by May 16th. Student admission is $7 and adult volunteers are $11.
Important Dates to Remember
May 4th - Band/Orchestra
May 5th - Instrument Lessons
May 6th - Placement Forms Due
May 8th - Mother's Day
May 30th - No School ~ Memorial Day