LA – We are up to chapter 42. The assignment from today was to write chapter summaries for each of the last three chapters.
MATH – Please give your child a few long division questions. And please help them memorize their times tables! We went on a great academic internet site called Khan Academy today and watched an instructional video on how to long divide. It’s a great site for practice as well. Check it out! Give your child a long division question to show you they know how.
SOCIALS STUDIES – Our chapter 9 test is next Tuesday, December 17th. Vocabulary so far: natural resources (living and non-living), exports and imports, (and “goods”), energy resources, smog, endangered species, barter, brigade, prospectors and Cariboo. Ask your child why competition for furs would help Aboriginal trappers get a better deal (e.g. supply and demand).
SCIENCE – Our chapter 6 test will be Thursday, December 19th. Vocabulary so far: skeletal system, bones, cartilage and ligaments. The diagram on page 123 is a good one.
FRENCH – Working on Christmas packages. We have a quiz this Wednesday on the vocab from their package.
PE – Badminton!
ART – Grid names are very overdue! Pastel art and Christmas cards are the current projects.
The band concert is this Thursday. Check the newsletter for times. We are still looking for donations for our band fundraiser basket. The theme is Christmas. Candy, cookies, ornaments, holiday videos etc. If you are able to donate, please bring in ASAP. The baskets will be displayed in the office next week.