Friday, March 27, 2015

The Week of March 30, 2015

I can tell that Spring Fever may be making its way around our classroom, but stay focused....we have a lot to do before Spring break starts Friday!

The math review theme for the week is expressions and equations.  We will focus on the following topics:

The website Learnzillion has some great videos on how to work with expressions and equations.  Click the logo below to check it out.

Learnzillion Expressions and Equations Practice Tools

In class, we will review do a lot of reviewing together focusing on expressions and equations.  Your Compass Learning time will include additional practice based upon the lesson you requested.  Please complete your homework Monday and Tuesday evening for more practice with this skill.  You will have a quiz on Thursday.  These review quizzes are "give me" grades...90% of the questions are taken directly from your classwork that we complete together!  Take advantage of this fact by using your classwork pages to prepare for the upcoming quiz. 

We will finish up our science studies on astronomy by taking a look at the planets in our solar system.  Since we only have less than a week before break, we will not be doing a choice sheet like you may be accustomed to.  We will be completing an essay in which you will be comparing and contrasting the inner and outer planets.  I will walk you through each step of the research, planning, drafting, publishing phase so that you can hand in your completed essay before you leave school on Thursday.  

Don't forget about the Ellis Science Night this Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:30 in the multi-purpose room.  Our class will be preparing a series of displays depicting each of the branches of earth science.  You will get to showcase your work from throughout this year on the displays.  This will be a great way to share with others all the awesome research you've done in science this year!  

Have a wonderful weekend,
Mr. Trent

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