I hope everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful weather we had yesterday! This week looks like it's going to be a warm one, so get outside and enjoy the sunshine!
This week is Read Week, and our theme is Paws for Books! Each day has a theme and/or dress up activities, so check with your student! Students should also be recording how much time they spend reading each day.
In math this week, we are finishing up absolute value (homework assignment tonight) and beginning to work with graphing. Students with missing work received updated lists on Friday, and all grades are updated except for what was turned in on Friday or today. After we finish graphing, we will be ready for a test over rational numbers, which will be taking place in the next couple of weeks.
In social studies, we are taking a break from a new map this week to review our old maps and review latitude and longitude. Students will have a worksheet to do for homework tonight. We will also be finishing up the Roman Republic and beginning to discuss the transition from republic to empire.
In spelling, we have had to make a few adjustments to our new schedule, so spelling tests have been pushed back about a week. Students will be getting their adjusted schedules tomorrow morning.
but it really isn't! Thanks to the celebration of President's Day, this week is a short one! So, even though today feels like a Monday, it's actually a Tuesday! Yay!
In math this week, we are taking a day to practice the PARCC assessment. We will be logging into the test on our chromebooks, practicing using the tools, and trying the different problems. We will also be going over some of the problems as a class to work through strategies and deciphering what the question is asking. The rest of the week, we will be completing lessons on absolute value from CPM and Illustrative Mathematics. Next week, our focus will be on coordinate graphs!
In social studies, we are reviewing our maps today and reading some articles about the countries in eastern Asia. We will have a map quiz on Friday this week. The other days, we will be exploring the Roman Republic, how it was formed, its purpose, and how it changed over time. This will most likely continue into next week as well.
In spelling, students all have new lists and are working on sorting them according to the different word patterns. They will start working with me this week to go over the words and any questions.
Last night was an exciting night, with the conclusion of the national football league season! Hopefully you were able to get some rest after the Philadelphia Eagles managed to pull off an upset against the New England Patriots!
This week in math, we are beginning our unit on Rational Numbers. Today, we started working with positive numbers, negative numbers, and opposites. We will continue learning about positive and negative numbers this week, practice working with them on number lines, and try some real-life application problems involving positive and negative numbers. The review/preview problems for Lesson 3.2.1 were assigned today, with a due date of Wednesday. Other assignments will come as we continue the week.
In social studies, we spent today reviewing our map of South America and reading about some of the regions in South America. The map quiz over South America, as well as all previous maps, will be this Friday, February 9, during social studies class. Please remind your students to study for this.
In spelling, we are finishing the first round of meeting on our new spelling words, with tests for some of the groups coming the end of this week. Students should be completing word sorts in class, or making them up if they are absent.