Friday, September 19, 2014

The Week of September 22, 2014

It's going to be a short week at Ellis...we do not have school on Thursday or Friday.  That being said, we have a mountain of items to take care of before you say good-bye for your long weekend.

In math, we will be focusing on skills that will help us improve our math writing abilities.  I will share some strategies you can use as you complete your weekly math journal assignment.  Writing about your math work is important because it will enable you to think more critically about your work.  In addition, it will improve your writing skills across all subjects.  You will NOT have a Compass Learning requirement this week, but feel free to do some choice work on the program if you have an extra minute to spare.

Math Journals

In science, we will be finishing up our focus on soil.  We will be doing a fun lab on pH Monday.  During the lab, you will be using a pH indicator created using boiled cabbage to test various liquids.  Changes in a soil's pH can affect the fertility of the soil.

During your work time, please compete your "Rake the Leaves" choice sheet.  You can also study for Wednesday's soil test using your study guide.  Please remember to also study the following soil horizons diagram:
Soil Horizons Diagram

If you have not done so already, please choose a time for your parent/teacher/student conference by visiting the Signup Genius page.  It can be found by clicking on the button below.

Have a great weekend!
Mr. Trent

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