Weds 9/16 will be a virtual day for all students! This is a teacher workday. Assignments will be posted by Tuesday evening (and I'll also blast e-mail them, as I'm still horrified that they didn't post that other time!).
Student Led Parent Conferences are being held the week of 9/21. If you haven't scheduled a conference time yet, please get a hold of your child's Advisory teacher to schedule one as soon as possible.
During the week fo 9/21 school will be dismissed daily at noon, except for Weds when there will be a normal dismissal time of 1:30.
This week we will be working on:
Math - IXL pulled a nasty trick on us last week - it changed all the units around, and re-organized some of the units. The good news is, that the students are marked as done on the units they have completed. However, there is a blessing in there. I noticed that a lot of students were not doing very well on their multiplication tables, which makes higher math more problematic. So we switched over to doing multiplication and the students are in the process of "testing out" of their individual multiplication tables. It's a good review. This week we are moving into divisibility rules. Once these foundations are set more firmly, we'll move forward. Students who are struggling with their math facts will be assigned nightly homework until they can pass these tests.
Language Arts - we continue working on the book, "The Egypt Game". Working on a novel is a perfect time to also jump into grammar with Formatting quotations and dialogue, section H1 on IXL.
Social Studies - students are finishing up their presentations for Mesopotamia. The actual presentations will start on Thursday. I'm really looking forward to these!
Science - we are continuing to work through the Scientific Process building our boats. Only one of the boats floated on our initial voyage. The students are looking forward to seeing if their modifications will work any better. Their boat is made from a 5x5 piece of tinfoil and must float keys for 20 seconds.
As always, any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me -