Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Week of January 20, 2014

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend!  I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy your friends and family during your day off.

When you return to school on Tuesday, we will start taking a look at finding the area of composite figures.  Composite figures are created by putting together the polygons we've been working with over the past few weeks (squares, rectangles, parallelograms, and triangles).  To find the area of composite figures, simply find the area of the polygons that make up the figure and add their areas together.  Check out these two resources to help you practice this skill.

Please complete your weekly Compass Learning Assignment (due Friday) and your two homework assignments to get you ready for a quiz on Thursday.  Keep in mind that since we have Monday off, you have one less day to prepare for your quiz.

In science, we will be talking about weather.  Here is a study guide you can use to review what we talked about and to help you prepare for your test next Friday.

After a lesson on Tuesday, I will allow you to explore on your own using the following choice sheet to guide you.

You will have a vocabulary quiz this Friday.  Please study the following words to prepare for the quiz.

Progress reports will be sent home Tuesday.  Please sign and return them by Wednesday.  Included with your progress reports will be the 2nd term parent/teacher/student conference request forms.  Choose a day and time that works with your family to meet and return the forms to your homeroom teacher by Thursday.  Conference will begin the week of the 27th.

Are you having a tough time keeping up with all these important dates?  Remember our classroom calendar (click the button at the top of this page) has all the important dates you need to know on it!  Some students are finding success by copying these items from the online calendar into their planners the Sunday before each week.  Perhaps this will work for you, too.  Give it a try!

I'll see you Tuesday morning,
Mr. Trent

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