Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Week of October 22, 2012

When sitting down to plan this week, I quickly realized that we have A LOT going on!  I'm ready to see the exciting things this week will bring!  Are you ready to join me?!?

In Math we will continue our discussions about ratios.  This week, we will use equivalent ratios (proportions) to solve percentage problems.  Get ready for classroom lessons and homework (Monday and Tuesday evening) to help you prepare for a quiz on Thursday.  Your TenMarks assignment will also help you prepare.  Below is a great resource you can use to practice ratio work.  It includes everything we've been talking about, and there is an answer key located at the end.  Feel free to use it for extra practice.   The topic we are focusing on this week starts on page 37.
Ratios and Percents

In science this week, we will continue our work with plate tectonics.  Your "Clean Your Plate" choice sheet is due this Friday.  In addition, we will have a test based upon your study guide this Friday.  Here's another copy, if you need it:
Plate Tectonics Study Guide

Please use this week to finish your work and prepare for your test.  As an added science bonus, your journal topic deals with plate tectonics, too!

Please take note of the following item:
1.  I will be attending a meeting this Thursday morning.  I'm expecting exemplary grace and courtesy when the substitute teacher is working with you.
2.  This Friday is Fall Picture Day.  Be sure to wear your's also a dress-down day!
3.  This week is Red Ribbon Week!  Coach Leslie has some fun things planned to celebrate being drug-free.
4.  Parent/Teacher conference start this week.  If you have not done so already, please complete and return the conference sign-up sheet.  I will sent home a note stating your conference date and time.  It is best if your child attends the conference with you.  Here's a great resource from the Harvard Family Research Project that may help you get the most out of our short time together.

Parent Teacher ConferenceTipSheet 

Busy, busy, busy!  Let's get this week started!

Mr. Trent

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