October 28 - November 1
We are working on Latin America Government. Ask your child if they have finished their Study Guide. Test is on November 6. At the end of the week students should have finished section 7 of Part 1 of the Create a Country.
Regular Math: Students have begun their contract work on Expressions. They will learn about algebraic properties, changing real-world situation to algebraic expressions and evaluating expressions this week. Test for this unit is scheduled for NEXT Thurs/Friday (if needed) on Nov. 7-8
Look for Math Maintenance this week
Tutoring will be held this Weds. I still have a few students who are retesting on Unit 1 performance task. That will be our focus for tutoring, but anyone is welcome to stay and work on math maintenance or contract work.
A.C. Math - We will finish up our unit on Expressions this week. Students will work on contract work and learn how to simplify expressions. Unit test and performance task will be given Thursday. We will use Friday, if needed to complete both parts of this unit's assessment.
POW will be posted on the website.
NO ADVANCED TUTORING THIS WEEK.
The weathering and erosion unit summative assessments will be on the following days:
Tuesday October 29th-performance task
Wednesday October 30th-unit test
Students need to study the weathering/erosion study guide for 10-15 minutes each night.
We will begin the Water Processes unit this week!
Science Exposition: Students need to continue to work on their science project. Several handouts to aid in the process were given out last week, including a rubric for each type of project ( scientific inquiry, invention, and environmental innovation).
This week in ELA, we'll learn about plagiarism and how to avoid it, we'll work on revising our argumentative essays (due Friday), and we'll spend some time with our class read aloud books. Parents, ask your child about the book we're sharing together, and about the book that he or she is reading independently. Students will have weekly responses to their independent reading, and those who are not doing their reading homework will start to see their grades going down. Students are to read thirty minutes every night from a self-selected literary book.