Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Week of November 26, 2012

Welcome back!  I hope you had an enjoyable and restful Thanksgiving break!  We are entering my favorite part of the year; the time between Thanksgiving and winter break.  I'm looking forward to spending this fun tim of year with you...I hope you are, too!

In math, we will be talking about exponents.  We will start out by reviewing what you know about exponents and then play a fun game to get some practice.  You will have some homework assignments to complete on Monday and Tuesday night.  We will finish up on Thursday with an exponent quiz.   Here is a great guide you can use for some more practice with exponents:


In science, we will continue our studies of the ocean.  Over the next two weeks we will be talking about waves, currents, and tides.  At the end of your research I would like you to be able to explain what forces cause waves, currents, and tides.  I will present the following lesson on Monday:


Here is a copy of the notes we will take.  This note sheet will also serve as your study guide (you will have a test on this content next Friday).



THIS Friday, you will have a vocabulary quiz on the following terms:



To guide you along in your studies of waves, currents, and tides please complete three choices from this sheet.  It will be due next Friday.



This Friday is the last Friday of the month, so it is a FREE dress-down day!  What a great way to end the week!

Finally, I would like to emphasize that this week's grace and courtesy focus will be on PEACE.  You can show and spread peace in the classroom by:

- Acting appropriately during work time.
- Being aware of others' needs and being respectful.
- Managing your frustrations and disappointments appropriately.  

Please challenge yourself this week to make a conscious effort to spread peace at Ellis.

It's going to be a GREAT week!

Mr. Trent

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