We have begun review for the Common Core Smarter Balanced test. We have been doing written practice and on the computer. Children are asked to refer back to the text to give evidence. We will continue this test prep as the spring approaches.
We are finishing up our unit on Persuasive Writing. We have created Argument/ Opinion pieces that the students feel strongly about. They have also read many non-fiction examples of persuassive writing. Ask you child about some of the topics that we have read about. Some include improving cafeteria food, children being more active, and amounts of video game usage.
In unit 10, students will be introduced to prealgebra concepts and skills. Unit 10 has four main areas of focus: To solve equations using a pan-balance model,
To represent relationships as algebraic expressions,
To generate input-output tables, and
To link data in tables to corresponding points on coordinate grids.
In science this month we will be reviewing for the CMT. Please make sure that your child is completing the weekly science review packets that we have been sending home. These are great tools to use as a study guide