- Conferences are coming up next week. If you haven't signed up, there is still time. Please sign up here or have your student call so we can schedule a time for you.
- There is free after school tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 to 4:45 PM in my room (144) for literacy or math. We have an Americorps member in our math classroom so she's been really helpful in tutoring because she knows exactly what's going on in class. So far we've received really positive feedback from the students who are taking advantage of this opportunity. If you'd like to sign up your student you can respond to this e-mail.
- We have a field trip to the landfill and Hammonds candy factory on Feb. 27th.
Topics = This week we're starting off with interior angles of triangles and quadrilaterals and then moving on to 3 days of circles. On Monday/Tuesday we'll be writing equations to solve for missing angles in triangles and quadrilaterals. Students who are moving quickly through this material will have the added challenge of writing and using an equation for the interior angles of all regular polygons. For the 2nd have of the week we'll be exploring circles, specifically the relationship between circumference, diameter, and Pi.
Essential Questions = What is pi? How are circumference and diameter related? Is it always true? Can you draw me a picture to show me that pi is about 3?
IXL skills = AA.5 Circles: calculate area, circumference, raidus, and diameter
Topics = We will be reading about distribution within the life cycle of products and continuing to work with the idea of text structure in nonfiction. In writing, we will be working on thesis statements and our last murder mystery. There will also be a Greek and Latin roots quiz. IXL skills for additional work are the "H" and "Q" skills.
Essential Questions = Where does our stuff come from? We will begin considering the idea of values within our work e.g. Price, Quality, Local etc. You can talk with your student about your own personal values as a consumer.
Topics = What is a testable question? How can I turn my interest into a testable question?
Essential Questions = What do you want to do your science fair project on? who do you want todo your science fair project with (students don't have to work in groups but can)?
Education for Sustainability (EfS, Wagner)
Topics = We're continuing our buy, use, toss unit on the product lifecycle. On Monday/Tuesday we'll focus on economics and on Wed/Thurs we'll talk about how consumption choice relates to waste.
Essential Questions = What are the different economic systems? How do our consumption choices effect waste?