Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Week of February 16, 2014

Did you feel the Valentine's Day earthquake here in Savannah?  While not common in this part of the country, earthquakes can and do happen here occasionally.  Do you remember what causes earthquakes from our studies earlier this year on plate tectonics?

In math this week we will continue our talks about mean, median, mode, and range (also known as measures of central tendency).  We will use our knowledge of these statistical calculations to see if we can visually represent the data in graphs.  The graphs we will be working are: tally tables, frequency charts, histograms, and dot plots.

You will have homework to complete Monday and Tuesday night and a quiz on Thursday.  Be sure to complete your Compass Learning assignment by Friday.

In science, our topic continues to be weather patterns.  Use your "Meteorology Matrix" choice sheet to guide your research.  Three choices from the matrix are due by Friday.  You will also want to be reviewing your study guide to prepare for your test on Friday.  During lab time this week we will be taking a close look at seasonal temperature changes based on locations at different latitudes.

There are a number of other items happening this week that are posted on the classroom calendar.  Here are a few:

1.  Be sure to return your Massie Heritage Center field trip permission forms by Wednesday.  The trip will take place this Friday.

2.  Ms. Carla will be visiting us this Wednesday for a guidance lesson.

3.  The "Father Daughter Dance" will take place this Friday evening in the MPR.  See the invitation in your mailbox for more information.

Enjoy your sunny Sunday,
Mr. Trent

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