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Classroom Update 2/14

posted Feb 14, 2012, 3:34 PM by Craig Yen
Please note that our class play date has changed to next Thursday and Friday, 2/23 and 2/24.

Science Fair is at 6:30 PM in the MUR on Tuesday, February 14.  What great projects!  We hope to see you there.

Math
We continue to work with decimals including the stimation of decimals to help check our work. Curriculum Associates Math was given this past week and results will be sent home this coming week attached to the weekly updates. Remember that this end of the year benchmark testing.  Our areas of strength as a class were in number sense and algebra & functions (two areas that we have worked on through Houghton Mifflin).

Writing
We have continued our weekly writing practice with narratives and with summaries. Within class, we have worked on stronger introductory paragraphs to really set the tones with summaries.  The transitions that we continued to work with really emphasize that we are summarizing a piece... i.e. the author continues by... the article concludes with.  The final writing practice that we will do prior to the STAR writing test on March 6 is with response to literature.

Science
Science vocabulary and outline sheets will be given to the students this week.

Social Studies
We are continuing to work on our mission project within class.  We are getting close to completing our note taking where some students have begun to work on the activities or other parts of the project. In class, we worked on how to write our reference page for the report and recorded the information that we will need.