In math this week we spent time reviewing homework and answering questions students encountered while working on their assignments. Not surprisingly, many of the questions were related to math story problems. Please remember that students have to go through multiple steps when solving story problems. That is why we spent more time solving problems in class collaboratively. We continued to review concepts seen during our unit as we will be having our geometry math assessment next week on Thursday and Friday. Please take the time to talk and review with your child vocabulary and concepts from this list:
- inner scale
- outer scale
- right angles
- acute angles
- obtuse angles
- parallel lines
- perpendicular lines
- quadrilaterals and their properties
- combine and break apart shapes to make other shapes
- make connections to real world objects
- formulas used when calculating area and perimeter
- Review of properties and attributes of squares and rectangles and use precise language to describe their characteristics.
- Compose and decompose shapes.
- Break up shapes made up of squares and rectangles.
In Social Studies & Science
What a fabulous week we had during our English part of the day! The students’ presentations on their biography research project this week were AMAZING! They each did a fabulous job researching and becoming their famous American. I was blown away by their quality work, professionalism, and poise. Their work was definitely representative of students much older.
Students again shared melodies they had worked on at home on their recorders. We also worked in teams on how to play the class’s composition, “Star, Rocking Star,” on the recorders.