Friday, September 25, 2015

The Week of September 28, 2015

It's time to turn the calendar page again...I can't believe this week we will find ourselves in the month of October.  As we are transitioning into the autumn months here in the northern hemisphere, our friends in the southern hemisphere are just emerging from a long winter and looking forward to the warmth of spring!  The miracle of the seasons is associated with the 23.4 degree tilt of our planet on its axis.  Without that slight tilt we would not be able to enjoy the refreshing temperatures associated with fall and winter.

This week in math we will continue our studies of ratios.  Your lessons will include practice finding equivalent ratios (proportions) and unit rates.  As you investigate this topic, you may wish to use the following resource for some extra practice.  I will gladly check over your work if you choose to do some of the problems from this document as a followup to your lessons.

You will have homework Monday and Tuesday evening to complete, as well as your weekly journal in Google classroom.  By completing these assignments, you will better prepare yourself for a quiz on equivalent ratios and unit rates this Thursday.

You will have this week to further your work associated with plate tectonics.  Make sure you have completed at least three choices from your "Clean Your Plate" choice sheet by Friday.  This Friday you will also have a test on plate tectonics.  You can use your study guide to help you prepare.

Monday you will get some very important information to share with your family:  the final progress report of the term!  The progress report packet will include your current grades, a parent/teacher/student conference sign-up form, and a compact that must be signed and returned to school Tuesday.  Parent/teacher/student conferences will take place in October.  I look forward to speaking with your families about the awesome things going on here at Charles Ellis!  If you notice that you have missing work, please hand it in by the last day of the term (Friday, October 9th).

Enjoy your weekend!
Mr. Trent

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