Tuesday, June 07, 2011

A Peaceful Day After

Sorry for a couple days without posts, but I think you know how busy we've been! A big, big thank you to all the parents who helped out on Friday and Monday with costumes and make up. A big thank you also to the parents who provided refreshments on Monday. And also thank you for being there for the performance of Oliver! It meant so much to the students.

Today was a typical end of the year day. We started by picking up books that we're finished with like Open Court and the math book. We also clean out our desks and washed them inside and out. After 45 minutes of noise and confusion, we then had some quiet work to calm the teacher's nerves. The students worked on their coordinate grid skills by translating coordinate points into pictures. Here's a sample:

After recess, the students went to Mr. Pratt for Social Studies and room 7 students came to me for Science. After lunch, we read chapter 8 of A Wrinkle in Time. In this chapter, Charles Wallace, now completely controlled by the evil force behind the Man with the Red Eyes explains to the others that no one is ever unhappy on Camazotz because they are all alike and no one thinks to deviate from the rules.

Homework:  (1) Write a summary of chapter 8 of A Wrinkle in Time. This summary can be shorter, about half a page. (2) Do the math worksheets on Percentage, Factors, Division, and Multiplication. Note that the check step is optional for the division today.

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