Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Week of November 12, 2012

Happy Veterans' Day!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  I spent my weekend attending Savannah's Geek End conference.  It was a lot of fun, and I learned some really neat things I would like to share with you throughout this year.

This week is promising to be great!  In math, we will use what we've discussed concerning ratios to help us convert between different units of measurement.  We will talk about both the customary and metric units of weight, capacity, and length.  I think you'll find that, by using ratios, doing measurement  conversions is a snap!  You will have some homework to complete Tuesday and Thursday  Wednesday and Thursday evening.  In addition, you will need to complete a Compass Learning activity of your choice by Friday.  This, and other class activities, will get us ready for a measurement quiz on Monday, November 19.  This LearnZillion site has a wonderful explanation of conversions of measurements.  Check out this great document for more practice with measurement:

In science, we will be diving under the surface of the ocean to investigate the many landforms found there!  Please study the following words for a test on Tuesday, November 20th.  Note:  This will be the last day before Thanksgiving break.



This picture may help you when you are studying your vocabulary words:

Click the picture to make it larger.

I will present the following PowerPoint as part of my introductory lesson on ocean topography early this week.


To help guide you in your studies, please refer to this "Go Fish" choice sheet.  You will need to complete THREE of the choices by Tuesday, November 20 (the last day before spring break).



In addition to this science work, you will also have to complete a journal (at least 5 thoughtful sentences) by this Friday based on under-sea landforms.

There are some other exciting activities going on this week, too:
1.  Our fieldtrip to the Burton 4-H Center on Tybee is this Wednesday.  Get ready to learn all about coastal ecology and shark anatomy!
2.  The cafeteria is hosting a Thanksgiving meal this Thursday.  You family is more than welcome to attend.
3.  Friday is school picture make-up day.  If you were absent for pictures, please come to school Friday prepared to have your picture taken.

I'll see you tomorrow,
Mr. Trent

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