* Bury our text anxiety
* Review test strategies
* Celebrate the end of STAAR (watch a movie)
HW: 1) Hero’s Journey Project due date CHANGED to 5/5 (download available from website)
Notes to Parents and Students:
SURVEY PROJECT: was due today. 6th period project is due on Tuesday, April 15.
Objectives for Week 14-18: Find and interpret the probability of a simple event; sketch and analyze circle graphs, construct sample spaces using tree diagrams or lists.
Test: Review on ALL objectives.
Tutorials: Last day for tutorials: Tuesday, April 15.
Saturday tutorials: Last day will be April 12. a.m. We will have a “celebration” at 11:30 a.m.
MATH STAAR TEST:Tuesday, April 22.
ALGEBRA APTITUDE TEST will be on Monday/Tuesday, April 28-29.
Stay focused on learning!!!
This week in Reading we will:
* work in small groups to rotate through four stations:
HW: 1)Reading Log due 4/18
2) Hero’s Journey Project due date CHANGED to 5/5 (download available from website)
Earth and Space – Use your lab book, Science Explorer chapter 10, 11, and 16, graded papers( homework, test, quiz, Do Now etc.) to review and study for the test.
I have good news. Your children have progressed to the point that they can discuss the mistakes in the warm ups using the language of our language. They understand why commas belong in particular places, where and when to use quote marks, and are thoroughly familiar with the rules of capitalization.
That being said, I am still reviewing capitalization and punctuation with the students next week. The difference is that now they will see it in test format to help them prepare for Stanford.
We are starting our unit on poetry. By the end of this week, everyone should have set up part of their table of contents for the last six weeks, and should have completed entries one and two. Next week we will practice marking rhyme scheme, use the poetry terms to discuss poetry, and write haiku, lunes, tankas, cinquains and Fibonacci poems.
By the end of next week, your student should have the following entries in his/her writer’s notebook:
1. Rhyme Scheme
2. Rhetorical Terms and Examples
3. Poetry Terminology and types of Poems
They should use the poems they write in their notebook to complete their poetry project. I will post more information on this project next week.