Friday, September 5, 2014

The Week of September 8, 2014

Are you ready for another great week at Charles Ellis?!  I know I am!

In math this week, we will be reviewing division.  I know division is something that you have been doing for a few years now, but I really want to take a deep look at what it means to actually divide numbers.  After a review of long division on Monday, we'll take it up a notch and throw some decimals in the dividend and divisors.  Be sure to try your best on your classwork and homework this week because we will have a test on division Thursday.  To help you with dividing decimals, you will need to complete a Compass Learning assignment this week as well as a math journal (due Thursday).

Do you want more practice dividing decimals?  Check out this interactive lesson below:

An interactive lesson about dividing decimals.

In addition, check out this textbook chapter on dividing decimals.  If you choose to use this for some extra practice, I can check your work for you, just place it in my box.  Again, this isn't required, but it is a great tool to use if you feel you need more practice with the concept.

In science, we will continue our work with the rock cycle.  I've seen some amazing rock posters, read some creative narratives about journeys through the rock cycle, and even enjoyed a few rock poems! Keep it up, all this work is helping you more deeply understand the complexities of the rock cycle and is preparing you for your test on Friday.  You can also use the following study guide to get ready for Friday's test:

Please study the following items for your test on Friday.  You will also need to review your vocabulary words from last week.

You have a few other science-related items to keep in mind this week:  

1.  Your three choices from your Hard Rock Cafe menu are due Friday.  Be sure to put your name, date, and activity on each assignment before you staple it to your coversheet.  
2.  Our fieldtrip to Skidaway Island State Park will be Friday!  We will be walking the trails and learning about fossils.  Please wear comfortable shoes.  You are more than welcome to purchase a school lunch to take along or to pack your own at home.  Keep in mind that our fieldtrip will take up most of the day Friday, so you will not have a worktime to finish your assignments that day.  

See you Monday morning,
Mr. Trent

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