Monday, December 12, 2016

Updates and announcements

The “Important Dates” and “Wish List” sections of the blog have been updated. Be sure to check it out! We also have many end of the year tests. Dates for these tests are listed below. Please keep in mind that we have a lot of assessments wrapping up next week. If you plan to be gone, please have your child arrange to take these assessments before you leave.

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee competitor, Joseph Restivo! He stepped in last minute and won 3rd place in our school-wide Spelling Bee.

Keep an eye out for a sign up for our classroom party. Students will enjoy decorating mugs, making hot cocoa, completing puzzles, and eating snacks while we watch “The Nutcracker”.

We are also asking for volunteers to help with our writing project. More information is below.

Our week in learning

This week we will continue our final writing assignment for the semester, a five paragraph persuasive essay. On Monday students will be writing their rough drafts and we are very excited to have parent help on Tuesday to help with our editing.  On Thursday we will be typing our essays in class.  We can still use more help on Tuesday, so if you can make it in, please sign up here:

In Literature we are continuing our poetry unit and will be using the skills we have learned to analyze poetry.  Students should be prepared to recite their poems on December 19th.

This is our last week of roots for the quarter!  Students will receive their root review on Monday and should work on it for the remainder of the week.  The test over roots 26-50 will be on Monday, December 19th.

This week we will be studying cell division in preparation for Wednesday’s quiz and analyzing the data from our bacteria experiment.

This week, students will learn about other prominent reformers in the field of Science: Galileo and Copernicus. We will finish work on their foldables. Study guides will be due on Thursday, December 15th. The unit test on the Reformation will be on Friday, December 16th.

This week we will continue learning about division of fractions and will review for the Unit 4 test.  The Unit 4 Test will be on Monday, December 19th.