Sunday, February 20, 2011

ACADEMICS (Feb. 22 - 25)

Our story this week is Cactus Hotel, a non-fiction book about the life cycle of a saguaro cactus, by Brenda Z. Guiberson. It details the 200 year life-span of the cactus as it grows from a single seed to a towering cactus that is home to dozens of animals. Our test for this assessment will be on Tuesday, March 1st.
After studying past and present tense verbs, we are moving on to future tense verbs this week.
We are closing in on the end of our subtraction chapter. We have subtracted three-digit numbers with regrouping and also across zero. Our last topic will be inequality number sentences. Our chapter test will be late next week.
Rocket Math Subtraction will officially end early next week. Please continue to keep studying your subtraction facts.
Our new chapter focuses on the geography of the United States and how it affects how we live in our communities. We are currently working on a landform poster with partners and will soon move on to learning about natural resources.
After finishing up our Earth's Water unit, we are now taking a break from science for the time being to help prepare for the upcoming PSSA tests which we'll be taking from March 14-21.

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