We have begun Unit 8 which focuses on finding the area and perimeter of regular and irregular shapes. We will learn formulas to help us find the area of the different shapes.
Please refer to
for access to the Everyday Math website
We have begun to dive into the FOSS science kits. We are currently studying Sun, Moon, and Stars.
Wheels of Hope
Wheels of Hope students have been working hard on their mission and vision statements so that they can start on brochures and develop a website for the project. The mission statement says: Our mission is to partner with the non-profit organization, Whirlwind Wheelchair International, to raise money to buy one hundred Rough Rider wheelchairs for the disabled in the developing world. They have created a vision statement, slogans, logos and a jingle that the in-coming projects class will refine. Lots of innovative fundraising ideas have been discussed. We have already received a donation that has purchased five wheelchairs toward their goal of 100. Watch for the school store coming soon.
Mrs. Brewer will be working with Mr.Heringer's class for Social Studies. They will focus on Chapter 1- The Land We Call Home. They will explore tools of geography, features, and regions of Colorado, and how people and geography affect each other. There will be an open-book quiz at the end of each lesson and a short culminating activity at the end of Chapter 1. Students will have a couple short homework assignments that require them to complete flipbooks by either drawing and coloring pictures or printing pictures out from the internet.
We have been studying the selected texts out of Literacy Place.
The next book reviews are:
Mrs. Brewer- Mystery
Mr. Heringer- Historical Fiction
Mrs. Shepherd- Historical Fiction
Mrs. Wiegner- Historical Fiction