This Week In Room 411
Week of December 14, 2015
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Trapezoid Tables Needed
SPECIALS SCHEDULE AND IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK
Sparkle and Clubs are meeting. Any questions, please call the office.Monday, December 14th
- O-Day: Computers
- Full Band
Tuesday, December 15th
- M-Day: PE/Music
- Full Band
Wednesday, December 16th
- E-Day: Art
- Math Test
Thursday, December 17th
- T-Day: Library/Counselor
- No Band today
- Winter Movie Party @2pm. Students may wear PJ's or comfy clothes. They may also bring a pillow and blanket.
Friday, December 18th
- No School-Winter Break begins.
- School resumes on Tuesday, January 5th.
Keep Skills Sharp Over Winter Break
Last Week's Hour of Code
WHAT WE'RE LEARNING THIS WEEK
This week students will continue to read informational texts about European exploration in North America. We have begun reading Pedro's Journal. Our focus during the novel will be on figurative language (focus on similes and metaphors), summarizing a text, and understanding how a character responds to a challenge.
Reminder that there is not a new vocabulary packet. However, many students need to return last week's packet for credit.
Below you will find links to two videos I found on dividing decimals. If your child struggles, or you just want them to have a little extra explanation, these would be useful.
Most days students will be able to finish their math practice in class. However, at home they could work on math facts, either through flashcards or www.xtramath.org. In addition, spend ten to fifteen minutes on www.frontrowed.com to practice our current concepts. If your child has mastered the ones for Numbers Base Ten, then move on to geometry as this is often one that interests students and one they can accomplish independently. Any time your child is requesting more math opportunities, direct them to this site. They are familiar with it.
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