Friday, October 28, 2016

The Week of October 31, 2016

It's SCARY how fast October has gone by!  I wonder what good things November will bring?

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 TenMarks 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 take this year.  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.  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 Thursday (Remember that we do not have school November 11 because of Veterans' Day).

   


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

I have something special planned for you to celebrate the season Monday!  I hope you are ready for a spooky good time!

Enjoy your weekend!

Mr. Trent

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