Can you believe that it is February, already? This week we will begin SOL 5.3 on prime and composite numbers in math. We will work on cause and effect, making and revising predictions, and making inferences in reading and will begin a new class historical fiction novel, Blood on the River. Students will finish writing their book reviews, and present them to the class. At the end of the week, the students will listen to Goldilocks and the Three Bears and compose a different ending to the story, using their choice of three different prompts.
In science we will begin SOL 5.6, oceans and work on classification. In social studies we will continue with USI.7 on the Articles of Confederation, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Students will be assigned a Bill of Rights project on Monday, February 2, 2015, that will be due on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. This project will be graded as two test grades: one in social studies and one in reading for the student’s presentation of the project. A copy of the project along with the grading rubrics for the project and the presentation are on the righthand sidebar beside the homework for the week links.
We will have MAP reading testing on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Students will have the opportunity to add four stars to their Super Improvers’ cards for carefully completing their Whole Brain Teaching strategies for each question. Remember, it’s all about growth!