## Friday, January 27, 2017

### The Week of January 30, 2017

Growing up in Pennsylvania, the 2nd of February was an exciting day...Groundhog Day!  On this day, the people of the little town of Punxsutawney nudge a groundhog from its burrow.  If the groundhog (named Phil) sees his shadow and hides it will be six long weeks of winter weather.  But, spring will come early if Phil is not scared back into his home!  Let's hope that Punxsutawney Phil predicts a short winter!  You may wish to explore this and other types of weather lore as part of your science studies this week!

Punxsutawney Phil Celebrates Groundhog Day

In math, we will continue working in geometry by looking at volume of rectangular and triangular prisms.  You will have plenty of practice in class to master this skill.  You will need to complete homework Monday and Tuesday evening.  In addition, please complete your weekly TenMarks and journal and you Google Classroom journal requirement by Friday.  You will have a quiz on surface area Thursday.  Math tutorial will take place Wednesday after school.  You may wish to use the following resources to help you better understand finding volume.

Weather continues to be our topic of study in science this week.  Now that you know the foundations of what causes weather to happen, we can take a look at some patterns take place in weather around the world.  Here is a copy of the lesson visuals I will share with you Monday.

You will have at test on weather patterns next Friday.  To help you prepare for the test (and to learn as much as you can about weather patterns) please complete the following choice sheet.  It is due Friday, February 12.

You can use the following study guide to help you study for your bi-weekly vocabulary quiz (Friday, Feb. 3) and chapter test (Friday, Feb. 10).

In addition to all of this, we will also continue our daily cloud observations as part of the Globe.gov program! I've set up a small weather station in our classroom to help you gather even more information about the present condition of the atmosphere.  Feel free to visit it throughout the day to see any changes in the weather as they happen.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Mr. Trent