Weekly Newsletter

Mrs. Roy's and Mrs. Ozar's Class

May 13th

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."

-Albert Einstein

This Week

Social Studies:

The students have completed their Colonial Identities and have begun to learn about The American Revolution. They’re talking about causes and effects, beginning with The French Indian War. A booklet is being made by each student marking the important events. The unit will culminate in a simulation of The Boston Tea Party at Lake St. Clair. Volunteers will be needed to lead colonial games after the simulation, and to save and bring in dried grass clippings which will represent the tea that will be dumped into the lake! Please let me know if you can help out! Thank you!!

Math 5: Unit 5 was completed and students did well overall on their unit test. Chapter 6 was begun this week with lessons on the collection and organization of data.

Math 6: We continue to practice Algebra skills and have been starting some work with probability. Math Honors testing for the middle school will be next week, the exact dates are still being determined.

Language Arts: We started a new novel as a class, Tuck Everlasting. The students are enjoying the story about a family who becomes immortal after drinking from a spring. In writing, we are working on figurative language. Look for a note coming home soon about a project that we will work on in class and at home. We completed the second Grosse Pointe Writing Assessment this week.

Science: We are finishing up our unit on the human body. We have discussed the skeletal system, muscular system, respiratory system, circulatory system, the brain and eyes. We successfully dissected sheep eyes and will be finishing up with the exploration and dissection of a sheep heart and lungs. Next week we will be starting our final unit on Living Systems.

Upcoming Events

5/13 Spirit Day- Tiger Day

5/13 Ice Cream Social 5:00-8:00pm

5/18 Safety/Service to the Tiger Game 11:30 AM

5/20 11:36 dismissal