First, thank you to everyone that came out for Open House on Tuesday night last week. We had a pretty good turn out. If you missed it, I will be posting the presentation this week. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to send me an email.
This Friday is our first Early Release day. We will have specials and lunch at the normal times on Friday. This Friday's special is art.
Math Olympiad tryouts will be held on Friday at the end of the day (12:30-1:15). If your child is interested in trying out, they just need to let me know sometime this week. If they were on the team last year, they do not need to try out again, they are already on the team. The team will be announced the following Friday, August 30.
There is a Family Fun Night at Yogurt Mountain on Thursday. There will be a flyer coming home in Tuesday folders this week with more information.
So far the students have done a good job bringing back Tuesday Folders on Wednesday. However, this week many of the folders were missing the graded work that went home on Tuesday. I need to make sure ALL graded work comes back to school. At the end of the year each student has to create a portfolio of some of their work throughout the year to send to middle school. If this work does not come back, there will be nothing in the folders to send on to middle school.
In math we will be taking our Unit Test on Multiplication and Division and Pretesting for Decimal Place Value on Monday. On Tuesday we will begin studying Decimal Place Value. This unit will only last for a few days, we will be taking the Unit Test for Decimal Place Value early next week.
In reading we are continuing to work on making inferences and quoting texts to support responses. This week we will be discussing how characters respond to challenges and how a series of chapters fit together to build a story. We will talk about how a character's response to challenges changes as the story progresses.
In writing we have begun to plan out personal narratives. This week we will finish those plans and write rough drafts. Last week we discussed how it is important to focus on a short period of time so our narratives stay detailed instead of just giving a few thoughts about many different things that happened.
In science we are continuing to discuss weather. This week we will be looking at direct versus indirect light. We will also be looking at how distance from the equator affects average temperatures in different areas.
I think that covers it! Again, if you have any questions, please send me an email. Have a great week!