April 5, 2016
Welcome back everyone. I hope you had a relaxing and fun break.
This week we are beginning our study of Ratios in Topic 10. We will also be doing some preparation for upcoming PARCC testing over the next few weeks.
In Block 5 math we will be taking a deeper look at Ratios and Graphing Ratios in Topic 12.
This week the students learned of the horrible camp living conditions that soldiers on both sides faced during the first two years of the Civil War. Next week, the western theater of the Civil War…the raise of Grant and Sherman.
PARCC, poetry, and vocabulary lessons pretty much sum up our week. Ask your middle schooler what poem he/she chose for our recitations in May.
On Monday, the Someone Else narrative is due. We will be sharing in class. Also next week, we will continue with creative writing and developing poetry projects called moving poems where one makes a video using imagery to match the theme and tone of a given poem using still photographs or video and accompanying audio.
Have a beautiful weekend, families!
“Thou hast only to follow the wall far enough and there will be a door in it.” From The Door in the Wallby Marguerite de Angeli