Friday, October 24, 2014

The Week of October 27, 2014

It's SCARY how fast October has gone by!  Let's enjoy this last week of the month together.

In math this week we will continue our investigation with ratios.  We will discover how we can use ratios to find missing measurements.  This is called indirect measurement.  With this skill, we will be able to discover the unknown height of buildings just by measuring the shadow it casts on a sunny day!


Check out this video to help you understand the process a little more:

Indirect Measurement 

You will have indirect measurement homework Monday and Tuesday night.  You will also have a Compass Learning and Google Classroom journaling exercise due Friday.  This all will help you prepare for a quiz on indirect measurement Friday.   HERE is an online quiz you can take to check your understanding.

This lesson will prepare you for a field trip to Ellis Square we will will take in the spring in November.  Once there, you will be challenged to find the height of the Cay Building without even leaving the ground!

In science, we will be researching ocean currents and waves.  Our studies will include the different types of currents and wave, and what causes each.  I will present the following information Monday.

Here is a complete copy of the notes that will guide you through the lesson.


You will have a vocabulary quiz Friday on the following words:

To help guide your research, please complete three choices from this menu.  Your work is due next Friday.


You will have a test on currents and waves next Friday, also.  All of these due dates have been updated on classroom calendar.

Take note that Friday is a dress-down day.  Please wear clothes that follow the policies outlined in the Ellis Student Handbook.  Sorry, no Halloween costumes.

Enjoy your weekend!

Mr. Trent

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