-Interims were sent home last week. Please make sure you sign and return them.
-We have completed Human-Growth and Development. I am proud of how mature everyone was. Please ask them about their experience, they learned quite a lot in one week!
-There will be a cumulative math test next week on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals.
- Field Trip money is DUE! $8.50 for High-Touch/High-Tech and the first payment for Wilmington is also due. This is $29.00. If you would like to chaperone - please double each payment to $58. The total cost per person is $89.00. Be on the look out for permission slips.
-One last thing - we are short on glue sticks (as in, we have run out!) - if you are able to donate to our class - we thank you in advance!! :)
Math- Students are continuing to learn about multiplying and dividing decimals. We are continuing to use models to support our learning. So far, our wonderful and talented students have had some difficulty understanding that a number, when multiplied by a factor less than one will decrease in value. A common misconception is that multiplying = increase. We have made substantial progress with this skill and continue to assess daily and deliver specific support to those students who are in need.
Science - We are in full swing with the human body systems unit. We continue to discover and learn about how the systems within our body operate and support each other. It is IMPERATIVE that students continually study their vocabulary so that they will be prepared for both the second Case 21 assessment and EOG in science. Please remind your child to bring home their journal and study their vocabulary each night. They may also visit Brain Pop and Study Jams for extra practice all year long.
ELA- Within the second quarter the students have been focused on non fiction reading skills. We have been learning about different text structures and how the structure influences the information within these texts. We have been using these new skills to influence our argumentative writing skills. Students should be able to use texts with differing text structures to support their arguments/claims with fluent writing skills by using quotations and paraphrasing to support their thesis statements.
And remember -- TARHEELS!! :)