Thursday, February 18, 2010

Paws Team Update

In Social Studies, most of the students did a great job on their crossword puzzle projects. They are still 15 students that have not turned it in as of today. They need to finish, and bring it to me tomorrow. If you are not sure if your student turned it in or not, just check the STI system.

We are completing our study of Chapter 4 over Ancient Greece. The students will be taking the test and turning in their folders on Monday (February 22) for gold classes and on Tuesday (February 23) for blue classes. The folder will include the following assignments:

1. Chapter 4 Section 1 (attached) (20 points)
2. Chapter 4 Section 2 (attached) (20 points)
3. Chapter 4 Section 3 (attached) (20 points)
4. Chapter 4 Section 4 (attached) (20 points)
5. Chapter 4 Study Guide (attached) (10 points)
6. Chapter 4 Jeopardy (will be completed in class on Thursday and Friday) (10 points)
Students may use the crossword puzzles they created on the test

Please look on the back of your student’s worksheets to see the activities that we have completed in class. Students may use the 10 terms on the bottom of the study guide on the test. They need to write the terms and definitions/descriptions on a separate sheet of paper or they can use them from their crossword puzzles.

If you would like the answers to the review to help your student prepare for the test—just e-mail me back and I will send them to you.

In Communication Arts, some students are lagging behind in getting their rough drafts of their personal narratives done. All students should be finished with their rough draft and working on their final copies. The final copy is due no later than Monday February 22. Next week's spelling list includes these words: antiquity, bust, continuity, debate, destined, dungeon, embark, establish, falcon, fashionable, flee, invade, martyr, oppress, preserved, prevail, rebellious, related, subdue, and vague. Spelling Test 9 will be next Thursday 25th for Blue Classes and Friday, 26th for Gold Classes.

In Mathematics, we will finish chapter 7 next week. Then Blue classes will test on March 1st and Gold classes with test on March 2nd. The test will include the vocabulary on page 384, so it would be a good idea to start studying now. Time is flying! Mid-quarters will come home next week, and we will be MAP testing in a month!

Please check your students supply list. Many students are coming to class without pencils and paper. Have a great weekend!

In Science, the students finished the unit on matter this week. We are beginning the unit of study dealing with forces and motion. We will be investigating solving for speed (S=d/t), Newton’s Laws of Gravity, and the relationship between mass, distance, and the effects of gravity.

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 (attached). Please have students proofread and edit their summaries if it is not their best work. There will be a reading log due every Friday.