Monday, March 26, 2018

Updates and announcements

Our students have worked so hard with their writing workshops! As a class, I am impressed with the high level of writing they produced during our workshop last week.

We have an exciting couple weeks coming up, so please take a look at our “Important Events”.

We are in need of a few classroom supplies, so please check out our wish list.

Our week in learning

This week, students will continue to practice using transition words to connect ideas and stretching simple sentences into longer ones using relevant details. Please help coach your students as they compose their practice sentences at home! On Monday, students will take the practice AZ Merit writing test to familiarize themselves with the AZ Merit’s tools and format.

In literature, students will continue reading through chapters 2-3 in Across Five Aprils.

This week in science, students will finish learning about bones, joints, and vertebrae. They will take a skeletal system anatomy quiz on Wednesday. They will be expected to know the location of each of the bones we have studied. On Thursday, students will begin learning about the muscular system.

This week in history, students will continue learning about the Civil War. Students will be learning about the Emancipation Proclamation, General Lee, General Grant, and the draft. Please note that when students have a summary paragraph for homework, that should serve as their notes for that chapter.

In math this week, we will start our unit on data analysis. Students will work with pie charts using fractions and percentages. We will take the unit test on Thursday, then transition into AZMerit practice until we take our tests on 4/17 and 4/19. We will have math groups this week on Wednesday 8:00-9:15.