LA – Up to chapter 10 in our novel. We have been focusing on writing full sentence answers and on self-editing. Each answer is scored out of 2 marks. For example:
- At Camp Green Lake there are two trees. What are they used for?
The two trees at Camp Green Lake are used for a hammock that belongs to the warden. (2 marks)
The trees are for a hammock. (1½ marks)
A hammock. (1 mark)
Answers with missing capital letters to start sentences or for proper nouns will lose 1/2 mark, as will misspelling character names and forgetting a period.
Students will almost always have a chance to rewrite their sentences to improve their score.
MATH – We are estimating by rounding. For example: 2468 + 4972 would round to 2000 + 5000 = 7000
SOCIAL STUDIES – Working on an advertising unit. Students will write their own 30-second commercials using an advertising technique. We will begin filming the completed commercials after Spring Break.
SCIENCE – Chapter 8 TEST Friday this week! Students should start to review their vocabulary.
FRENCH – New vocabulary on prepositions. E.g. sur = on, entre = between, devant = in front of, derrière = behind.
PE – Winding up volleyball.
ART – New project is a symmetry pie. Hand art will need to be finished on own time.
We skate this Friday the 27th!. Bring skates and helmets if you have your own.
Have a great weekend! Cheers!
P.S. This “mite” be why your child asked to wash their sheets! 🙂