Thanks also to the parents who attended the field trip last Thursday. We had so much fun.
This week is going to be crazy busy, but I know you can keep up. There are three new assignments listed on my ThinkQuest page. These will all be completed in class. There is no need to complete them at home.
The units of study for the week are listed below.
We will be working on two pieces of writing this week. One will be an expository essay about how you see yourself as an explorer. This will be the culminating activity for our current IB unit...where we are in place and time.
The second piece will be a persuasive letter to NASA in which you will try to convince them to explore your planet of choice on their next robotic mission. We will be researching these planets in order for you to properly convince the team of scientists.
We will be forming new literature circle groups called "The Lunch Bunch!" You will choose your groups and books on Monday or Tuesday.
The Flocabulary test on unit 3 will be on Fri., 11/4.
We will continue our study of fractions and percents this week. We will study equivalents and compare/order fractions/percents. We will have a quiz on Friday.
There are several concepts that we are carrying over from last week. We will be creating two scale models to compare the distance from the planets to the sun and the difference in the size of the planets.
We will be writing essays on how we see ourselves as explorers. This will be the culminating activity for our current IB unit...where we are in place and time.
All of this in addition to literacy stations, U of A clubs, choir, technology, enrichment, Spanish, and Chess. WOW! You gotta love the Magic school!
*Remember to read every night for 20 minutes. This should be recorded on the log I gave you at the beginning of the month. Please turn this in on Tues., Nov. 1st. This will be a reading grade so make sure you have it ready Tuesday morning.
*Check the agenda daily for homework assignments.
10/31 - Fall celebrations at 1:30
11/1 - School pictures make up day
Reflections Camp from 3-4 (for those interested in the contest)
11/10 - 1st PAL payment of $95 due(more info to follow)
No late payments please. This reserves your spot. If it's not paid 11/10, we can't
hold a spot for you. *The price for chaperones has been adjusted. A note with the
amount due will be attached to your reminder.
11/11 - Veterans' Day ~ NO SCHOOL!