Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Week of September 30, 2013

Can you believe it is the last week of September already?  Time flies when you are having a good time!  Speaking of having a good time, keep reading to find out what's happening this week in our classroom at Ellis.

 We are continuing our studies with proportions this week and will be taking a closer look at graphing proportional ratios.  Check out this great video from www.learnzillion.com that tells you how to do it.


We will have plenty of practice in class to help you understand how to graph the ratios on a coordinate plane.  You will also have homework Monday and Tuesday night to complete.  On Thursday, you will have a quiz based on what we've practiced in class and on your homework.  You may want to complete you Compass Learning assignment before you quiz, even though it is not due until Friday.  The extra practice could really help you when preparing for the quiz.

In science, get ready to move and shake as we will be talking about plate tectonics!  Check out the following visuals that will go with my lesson I will give on Monday.


As we discuss plate tectonics over the next two weeks, please complete the following choice sheet to help guide your studies.


You will also have a vocabulary quiz Friday, October 4th and a final test on plate tectonics Friday, October 11.  These will be your LAST grades in science for the first term, so please try your best.  Here is a copy of your vocabulary words and a study guide to help you prepare of the test.



Looking at our class calendar, you can see that we also have a dress down day this Friday.  Just bring in $1.00 to participate.  All of the proceeds will go towards the "Pink Out" Champagne for breast cancer research.  

Finally, first term parent/teacher conferences will be coming up in two weeks.  Ms. Carol and I will be sending home request forms so your family can sign up for a time that is most convenient for you.  Remember that we schedule conferences on a first come, first serve basis (and the slots fill up fast), so please return your preferred times ASAP.  I look forward to seeing everyone at conferences!

Let's have a great week together,
Mr. Trent

P.S.  Don't forget Georgia the chinchilla will be there to greet you bright and early Monday morning!

Our classroom pet, Georgia the chinchilla.

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