Thanks again to everyone who was able to come out on Saturday to FMSC! Spending time with students and families outside of school is truly a gift...and not one I get to enjoy nearly often enough, so thank you!
We wrapped up our new lessons for Chapter 6, Area. Students learned strategies for determining the bast and height of triangles, and practiced using the formula for finding the area of a triangle.
Most of our week was spent reading, analyzing, and discussing The Liberation of Gabriel King. Students examined new vocabulary terms and researched many of the historical facts mentioned in the story. We also selected character traits that define Frita Wilson, and used specific evidence from the text to support these claims.
Our fiction unit continued last week during writing. Students selected a draft to take through the publication process, and we began revisions to further develop characters and plot. Students also examined transitional words and phrasing to ensure their stories make sense from one event to the next.
Our Constitution/Branches of Government unit continued last week. Students completed their research project and gave presentations on each branch of government. We will be having a test over this information on Friday.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:
We will review Chapter 6 and take our final test on Tuesday. Our next unit will be Chapter 8, Decimals.
We will continue our whole class novel study on The Liberation of Gabriel King.
Students will continue to work on revisions for their fiction drafts this week.
This week we will begin learning about the Bill of Rights. Students will take a test on the Branches of Government this Friday!
Monday, 1/27: AUDITIONS...King Agnarr & Queen Iduna
Wednesday, 1/29: AUDITIONS....Hans/Kristoff
Thursday, 1/30: AUDITIONS...Olaf
Friday, 1/31: Branches of Government Test!
Monday, 2/3: AUDITIONS...Olaf (Callbacks if needed)
Tuesday, 2/4: INDIVIDUAL MATH CONTEST #2 (Lunch)
Wednesday, 2/5: AUDITIONS...Princess Anna
Thursday, 2/6: AUDITIONS...Elsa
TEAM MATH CONTEST #2 (Lunch)
Friday, 2/7: Rolling Meadows Courthouse Field Trip