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November 20, 2008

Thursday, Check-up day

Filed under: Announcements,Homework — mrweis @ 3:57 pm
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Today we had both a Vision Screening and a Dental Screening for the students. The students were very well behaved during both, and kept themselves busy with reading, word puzzles and quizzles. Although such events break up the academic time, we all know that good health is often a necessary precursor to good learning.

In class students worked through a peer revision of their Color Poems. We used a frame to set up the basic structure of the poem and then worked on revising by changing the order and layout and by adding alliteration, sensory adjectives and prepositional phrases. Some students began their final drafts or may be bringing their drafts home to type tonight.

In mathematics we spent some time with the homework from last night and the second problem that involved some algebraic representations of the patterns between the number of sides on a polygon, the number of triangles that can be drawn inside the polygon, and the total number of degrees in a polygon. We worked through the problem and found several different ways to come to an algebraic expression. Tomorrow we will work through a Unit study guide and on Monday we will have a test covering data tables, angles, triangles, and polygons.

A special thank you goes out to all the parents who contributed to the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. What a tasty and thoroughly appreciated meal!

Homework:

  1. Language Arts: (optional) Work on Final Draft of color poem.
  2. Mathematics: Practice Set 21
  3. Reading: Read for 20 minutes and fill out Pink Reading Log. GET READING LOG CHECKED BY A PARENT AND SIGNED. MAKE SURE THAT EVERY SECTION IS FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AND CORRECTLY.
  4. Homework log: Get homework log signed by parent.

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