• Sirius News and Updates for 09/16-09/20

    Posted by Kelly Williams on 9/16/2019 3:30:00 PM

    Team News: 

    1. We are 2 weeks away from Camp Wyman!  Please make sure forms and money are turned in to the office as soon as possible.  

    2. If you haven't sent in a family photo yet, please do so as soon as possible.  We've started the display and would love to have everyone represented.


    American History: This week in American History we will wrap up our unit on Reconstruction with our first test this Wednesday.  We will then shift our focus to the second wave of westward expansion. Tuesday we will preview the new unit by understanding the difficulties families had traveling the various trails to the west. This will lead to discussions of technology and the building of the transcontinental railroad later in the week.

    ELA:  We're more than half way finished with our novel.  This week, our lessons will focus on summarizing, drawing conclusions, and inferring from the text.  We'll have a quiz on Monday, September 23 on the Elements of Fiction terms. 

    Student received their fourth reading log on Wednesday, September 11.  It will be due the following Wednesday, September 18. The reading log has two parts-the personal reading goal and the work on the back. Both must be completed for full credit. 

    Math: On Friday, we wrap up our Geometry work with a Unit Test. Students should have a list of targets in their notebooks which states what students are expected to know. Tomorrow, students will receive a study guide that lists our goals and has many practice problems. Wednesday's class time will be devoted to student work on these problems. 

    Extensions! As we review, there are students who are already today confident about our targets. If your child is feeling this way, please encourage your child to a) use the sample answers on Wednesday as a guide to improve the quality of their own work and b) definitely work through the extension ideas that will be the last page of the study guide.

    Science: This is going to be a full and productive week in Science.  We did a question and answer session in class today about Camp Wyman.  Tomorrow and Wednesday, the kids will continue to work on graphing data.  This is a really difficult skill that is taking us a while to get the hang of.  On Thursday and Friday, we will practice a note-taking technique called Sketchnoting.  Finally, on next Monday, we will collect some data outside in our beautiful Pollinator Garden.  We have a homework assignment due on Thursday.  Whew!  That's a lot!  I returned Introduction to Science Assessments to the kids on Friday.  Grades will be updated in the Portal by tomorrow.

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