Mr Weis’ Classroom Blog

October 29, 2008

Once upon a schoolday dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, two words have passed, so lachrymose and teary, I gazed downward upon the floor. I did not fret nor did I frown, for when those words were done and gone, we still shall have so many more.

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First of all, apologies for not getting the blog updated Monday or Tuesday. I had meetings that ran late both days and just did not get a chance to do it. The blog should resume with regularity starting today.

Secondly, it with great sadness that I must pass on the rather unfortunate news of two melancholy and morose events. (Can you tell I’m in the mood for relatively dreary Halloween vocabulary?) So far this week two of our most favorite words have unfortunately kicked the bucket. We bid a fond adieu to the words said and good after the both of them expired from growing symptoms of overuse. To celebrate in their honor, students have been creating word banks of alternate vocabulary to use instead of the words said and good. We will be creating a word graveyard for the classroom and will also be collecting together the words students have come up with and putting them together in a collection to use during writing.

In Mathematics this week we have been working with charts and tables and spending some time learning how to use the data in those resources to make comparisons and draw inferences. We will be moving into some geometry later this week and into next week, and will be working with protractors, compasses and other tools as we delve into the world of angles and degrees.

We are all crossing our fingers that the rain disappears from the forecast, but we have alternative activities if the precipitation comes. On Friday we will be having some festivities in celebration of the Fall Harvest and Halloween. Students are encouraged to bring some kind of healthy treat to share. We will pass around a sign up sheet tomorrow. Also, as students put the final touches on costumes, make sure to remind them that there are no weapons or prop weapons aloud as part of any costumes.

Also, if you have not yet returned a request for a time slot for a parent/teacher conference this week please do so by sending back the orange form or emailing me.

Homework:

  1. Language Arts: Good is Gone worksheet
  2. Mathematics: Page 74 – Interpreting patterns from data (if you need a reminder on minimum, maximum, range and median, follow the links)
  3. Reading: Read for 20 minutes and write in your pink reading log. (Some students are exempt from the reading log this week, although they are still expected to put in the time to read.)

Mr. Weis

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