Thursday, December 10, 2009

Paws Team Update

In Social Studies, we are preparing to take our test over Ancient India-Chapter 6 from our book. Students will need to complete the study guide—blue classes got their study guide today and gold classes will get their study guide tomorrow. Please ask to see the assignments we are working on and have your student explain what they are learning and studying in class each day. The test/folder over Ancient India will be taken/due for blue classes on Wednesday (12-16) and for gold classes on Thursday (12-17).

Chapter 6 Folder--Ancient India—100 points
1. Chapter 6 Section 1 (Part 1) (20 points)
2. Chapter 6 Section 1 (Part 2) (20 points)
3. Chapter 6 Section 2 (20 points)
4. Chapter 6 Section 3 (20 points)
5. Chapter 6 Study Guide (10 points)
6. Chapter 6 Jeopardy (10 points) (will be completed in class on Friday and Monday)

*Ancient India Mini-Books (were made today for blue classes and tomorrow for gold classes)

Students may use their mini-books during the test. Their mini-books must include:
1. Glossary – define the ten words from the bottom of the Ancient Study Guide (Pages 1 and 2)
2. At least one page devoted to Hinduism (Page 3)
3. At least one page devoted to Buddhism (Page 4)
4. The rest of the mini-book they may write any information they choose to help them on the test.

If you would like a copy of the answers to the study guide to assist your student in preparing for the test, please e-mail me your request on Monday or Tuesday.

In Communication Arts, the students did a great job on their Martin Luther King, Jr. essays, "From Fear to Understanding". The essays that have been turned in so far have been very interesting and show promise of being selected as winners. Spelling Test 5 will be given Thursday, Dec. 10 (Blue) and Dec. 11 (Gold) over these words: arctic, atmosphere, balmy, boggy, boulder, gorge, molten, oasis, outcropping, resource, ridge, slate, sleet, slush, stratified, sulphur, undertow, unidentified, visible, and volcanic.

In Science, the students just completed their final geology unit test. Scores should be posted to STI by next Wednesday if not sooner. We will begin our unit on matter next class period. The students will be learning about atoms and their relationship in the world in which we live.

In Mathematics, students just finished testing over Chapter 4. We will begin our work over Chapter 5, soon. Students will have homework each time they have class.

We still have a few students that have not passed the multiplication test, so keep reviewing. We are also about to have a contest between the PAWS Team and PRIDE Team with multiplication. The team with the best percentage will have free seating at lunch for a week! Have a great weekend!

In Reading Exploratory, please make sure that your student is reading 100 minutes per week, writing three complete summaries, and having you sign the Reading Log. Please have students proofread and edit their summaries if it is not their best work. There will be a reading log due every Friday.