Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Week of January 5th, 2015

Happy New Year!  I trust that your holiday break was all you hoped it would be.  I hope you are refreshed, recharged, and excited to start the third term of school Tuesday morning!

Our math lessons this week will focus on negative numbers.  You will have homework Tuesday and Wednesday evening and a quiz Thursday.  You will NOT have to complete a journal this week, but you do have to complete two Compass Learning assignments.  Use the following resource to help you master your math studies this week:

The recent severe weather is a great introduction to our next topic in science:  Earth's atmosphere!  This week we will take a close look at the different layers of Earth's atmosphere and the characteristics of each.  Here is a copy of the information I will share with you on Tuesday:

Please study the following vocabulary words for a quiz on Friday.

You will spend the next two weeks researching Earth's atmosphere.  Use the following choice sheet to help you focus your learning.  While impossible to do in real-life, you will be "skydiving" through each of the layers of the atmosphere on the sheet!  You must complete FOUR choices by Friday, January 16th.

Parent/Teacher conferences will take place over the next few weeks.  I will send home a conference request form this week.  Please indicate on it the times that work best for us to meet and return it to me as soon as possible.  Conferences will be scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis.  I will send home a slip of paper confirming our conference day and time.  I look forward to sitting down together and talking about what's happening in our classroom!

I'm sure you are excited to receive your first report card!  Final grades for the second term have been put into the gradebook software and report cards will be printed this week.  I will hand them out as soon as I am able to.  Keep in mind that you are able to log onto Power School and see your final grades at any time.

Enjoy your last few hours of break!  I'll see you Tuesday morning!

Mr. Trent

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