We finished up our Revolutionary War novels this past week. Students will be taking a test on their assigned novel on Monday, February 10th. This will be an open book/open note test. Students have been encouraged to take and keep good notes throughout our meetings. These notes may be used when taking the test. We recommend that students take some time to organize these notes and come prepared on Monday with their notes and their novel ready for the test. Students also received a study guide to review some key terms and reading skills that students should be familiar with. Here is an answer key to the study guide.
We’re wrapping up our fiction writing unit. Students should be ready to print and turn in the final copies of their stories at school on Tuesday.
As part of our nonfiction reading unit, we will be reading the book Freedom Walkers as a class. This book by Russell Freedman tells of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and events surrounding the Civil Right Movement. We’ll be talking about some heavy topics throughout the reading of this book. If you have any questions or concerns about the content, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at any time.
Chapter 6 is another really quick unit for math. My math class will be taking the chapter 6 test on Wednesday, February 12. Resources to study include some instructional videos and IXL (EE.5 Area of squares and Rectangles and EE.7 Area of Triangles).
Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 13th and Friday, February 14th. Reminders for scheduled times came home today. I am looking forward to discussing your child’s progress with you. Students are encouraged to attend, but we understand if you would prefer your child not attend.
We have reached a point in the school year where students are starting to run out of some school supplies, especially pencils. We talked as a class about students refilling their pencil supply if they are out. If you could please check in with your student, that would be greatly appreciated.
As you look ahead to Valentine's Day, our class party will be Wednesday, February 12. Please remember, if you choose to send in anything with your student, no food can be distributed with Valentines. Please remember to include all 20 students in our class if your student chooses to bring Valentines to pass out. A class list is posted to Edmodo. We will not be decorating boxes or bags here in class, so please remind your child to bring a box or bag with to collect their valentines that day.