Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Week of January 28, 2013

This week is shaping up to be a great one!  Let's see what's in store for us at Ellis this last week of January:

In math, we will continue our work with properties of multiplication.



You will have some classwork and a homework assignment to complete to get your ready for your quiz on the topic on Tuesday.  To be ready for you quiz review your notes and homework, complete the Compass Learning activity associated with it (activity code: MA6241), play this property basketball game, or check out this new game below:



After that, we will begin to talk about geometry by drawing simple figures on a four-quadrant coordinate plane.  Remember, always plot on your x-axis before you plot your y-axis.



Do you need some help reviewing plotting points on a coordinate plane?  Well, you're in luck because I found another fun game for you to check out.  It's Game Over Gopher, and if you like tower defense-type games, you will really enjoy playing this!


Here is an example of the types of items we will be talking about the latter half of the week:



Finally, don't forget to complete your Compass Learning requirement for the week.

In science, we will continue our work with weather.  I'm seeing some amazing choice work going on...keep it up!  Use your worktime to become experts in all things weather!  You will have a test on Friday.  You can use the Study Guide I gave you last week to prepare.  Don't forget to look on the back of your study guide for the information about fronts, too.  Your "Cloudy With a Chance of Learning" choice sheet is also due Friday.



We will also be starting our partnership with the NASA S'COOL Program!  For the remainder of the year, we will be making cloud observations and sending them to scientists at NASA. They will use the data we collect to help calibrate the CERES weather instrument that is traveling high above us in a satellite!  I'm really excited for our classroom to participate in this program; I hope you are, too!

Ms. Lynn is coordinating another "Charitable Friday" dress-down day!  Donate a dollar on Friday to dress down and feel good about contributing to "Dollars for Disasters".

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I'll see you in the morning,

Mr. Trent

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