Friday, March 6, 2015

The Week of March 9, 2015

It's time to spring ahead!  Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour Sunday morning...this means our week ahead will come one hour earlier!  Here's what to expect:

In math, we will be talking about using algebra tiles to model algebraic expressions.  You can use the following online tool to help you practice this skill.

We will get plenty of time to practice this skill in class.  Please complete your algebra tile homework Monday and Tuesday night.  You will also have a Compass Learning assignment to complete by Friday.  You will have a quiz on algebra tiles Thursday.  This is the last quiz grade of the term in math.  You will NOT have a journal assignment this week.  

Our science work will continue to focus on the Earth, Sun, and Moon.  Please be sure to complete your "Lunar Lunchbox" choice sheet by Friday.  You will have a test Friday on the material found on your study guide.  You will also need to review the phases of the moon and vocabulary you were quizzed on last week.  Please keep in mind that this is the last test grade of the term in science, so be sure you are prepared.  

There are a number of other items to keep in mind this week:

1.  It is the last week of term 3.  All work from term 3 must be handed in by Friday, March 13.  Please check PowerSchool to make are all your assignments have been completed.  All work that has not been submitted by that day will become a zero in the gradebook.

2.  We will be having two assessments this week.  Wednesday will be a practice writing test to help us prepare for the GMAS.  Thursday we will take a science benchmark test.  This test will help me decide upon what review lessons to plan for the remainder of the year.  While these tests are not part of your grade, please take them seriously because they provide your teachers with valuable information about your strengths and needs.

3.  The Kiss-A-Pig fundraiser is in full swing!  Friday is a dress down day for $1.00 to benefit the cause.  In addition, you are invited to join in a dance (also $1.00) during your specials time.  All money raised will be put towards diabetes research.

4.  After school math tutorial has been CANCELLED for this week.  We will resume tutorial Thursday, March 19.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Mr. Trent

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