A reminder that we have our unit patterning test tomorrow. Any students not finished their review questions, or who want a little more practice with text book questions have been encouraged to bring home their books tonight. Any questions from the Chapter 1 skills bank or problem bank would be beneficial. We will start our new unit of place value, large and small numbers next week.
Students should also be going over hilighted words from their WWW lists in preparation for tomorrow's review test. They will be tested on 40 random words from the lists over the past 4 weeks. All lists should be found in the agenda.
Students are nearing completion of their research for their group planet projects. They are welcome to gather more info at home, but it is not required. Next week they will be preparing their projects in class. Your child may come home with a request for an item or 2 to bring to school to complete their project. I will supply as much of the materials as I can from our classroom supply, but some students may want materials such as a large cardboard box, styrofoam balls (dollar store item), etc.
Our science test will be next Friday, Oct. 14th. Students will be asked to prepare a "Proof of Study" using their notebook information. We will begin this in class, but students may need to add information as a homework task. If they do a thorough proof of study and then read it over a few times, they will be well prepared for the test. They are not allowed to bring the proof to the test, however I will be asking for it to be handed in. It will become a part of their overall notebook mark. The notebook will also be collected and marked for completion. Please check the back of the notebook for the rubrics I have included, which clearly explain the expectations for the notebook, project and moon log.
Students seem to be enjoying logging the phases of the moon. We will have completed the monthly cycle by October 19th, at which time I will ask students to hand in completed moon logs. The weather has really been cooperating this week, so students should have had lots of opportunity to get a first hand look at the phases on these clear evenings.
I hope everyone enjoys the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. Get out and enjoy the incredible weather...it will be winter before we know it!