Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Week of May 7th, 2012.

Are you counting the days until the end of the school year?  Not so fast, we have a lot to focus on before you trade in your pencils and folders for sunglasses and swim gear!

CRCT testing continues this Monday and Tuesday with the Science and Social Studies tests.  I know as testing comes to a close, it is tempting to get a bit lazy and not try as hard as you did the first week of testing.  Please, resist that urge and try your best.  Get at least 8 hours of sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. I'll provide some more power water for you to enjoy!

After testing, we will be able to get back to our normal routines.  On Wednesday, we will be picking topics for our 6th grade "year in review" lessons.  Everyone will be required to present a review lesson on a topic we studied this year.  You will be provided a rubric that you will use to guide your presentation.  Here is the rubric:


Review Lesson Presentation Rubric

Component
Points Possible
Points Awarded
Comments
Visual Aid (neat, informative)
30


Oral explanation of topic (correct information)
30


Practice problem/question for class (appropriate/explained correctly)
30


Presentation style (easily understood voice, appropriate body language, 5 -10 minutes)
10


                           TOTAL


100



Your 5 – 10 minute presentation will be due Thursday, May 17th.   Names will be “pulled from a hat” to see the order in which presentation are done.  You are expected to be respectful of your classmates while they are leading the class by listening attentively, asking appropriate questions, and offering words of encouragement.  You will be given plenty of work time to plan and practice your presentation.  

Please keep in mind that you will also have another geometry sky tower due this Friday.  Be sure you are keeping up to date with your sky tower requirements.  The final sky tower assignment (and FULL sky tower coversheet) is due Friday, June 1st.

This week will end on a high note with the middle school dance on Friday!  Be sure to sign and return the permission form if you wish to attend.  Also, tickets are cheaper if you buy them in advance, so plan ahead to save some money.  

Finally, a few people still owe money for spring pictures.  Please return to me any pictures you do not wish to purchase as soon as possible.  If you wish to purchase pictures, keep what you wish and submit you payment.  

Let's have a wonderful week,
Mr. Trent

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