## Sunday, March 17, 2013

### The Week of March 18, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Here's and Irish blessing to start your week:

May you always have...
Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire.

In math this week, get ready for more work with data collection and interpretation!  We will be learning how to find the Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) of a set of numbers.  We can use MAD to discover how spread apart the numbers in your data set are.  The process is a bit tricky, but with practice you will do just fine!  Here is a great Learnzillion video to show you how to do it, and a selection from a textbook for some more info.

Be ready for some homework on Monday and Tuesday night.  On Thursday we will have a test on Mean Absolute Deviation.  Your journal topic will also have a MAD focus (it is due Thursday).  Finally, your Compass Learning assignment is due Friday.  That's a lot of math!

In science, we are continuing our travels through the universe by focusing on stars and galaxies!  I'm including my teacher Montessori lesson sheet on the life cycle of stars because it includes so much good information about the topic.  We will talk all about the lifecycle during our lesson on Monday.

Your vocabulary words and your study guide will be given to you on Monday.  It is in booklet form.  Study the words (pg 370 & 376) for a test this Friday, and the rest of the booklet for at test next THURSDAY.  Unfortunately, I cannot post this booklet online because of copyright issues.  If you need another copy, please let me know ASAP.

Since we will be having our fieldtrip next friday, please complete the following choice sheet by next Thursday.

This Friday is a free dress down day.  We will also be having our spring pictures taken, so be sure to wear a smile, too!

Finally, AASU field trip permission slips are due FRIDAY.  If you haven't done so already, you can turn them in with your progress reports that will be due Wednesday.

Erin go Bragh,
Mr. Trent