Reading: Literature Circles are in full swing with great discussions thus far. Groups will continue to meet and discuss their assigned chapters in their given novel. New "jobs" have also been assigned.
Wordly Wise Lesson 7 - Students will complete 7.A-D this week, and 7.E, and the review with the test next Friday.
GUM/Grammar- They're, There and Their
Math- We have started Topic 12 on Fractions and will be investigating parts to wholes, fraction related vocabulary and the concept of equivalence. Please remind your child to turn in their math HW each morning.
Science: Inheritance and Traits-finishing up variation within a species.
Writing: Our goal this week is to complete our 5 paragraph persuasive letters to Mr.Z and Mr. Laslo with a focus on elaboration and adding detail (support for their 3 reasons). Students will complete "self checks" for each paragraph (on their draft) making sure that they have included all necessary components before receiving approval to type their final letter.
Social Studies: SE Region: students will complete their WebQuest on the Everglades and learn about the annual Mardi Gras celebration in Louisiana.