Newsletterof February 9, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope all is well. We are preparing for the Black History Celebration and I do hope you will be able to attend a great event. All of Ray’s student’s have prepared a tribute to an African-American that will be on display on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. There will be a walk through so you can see the projects, performances by Ray student’s in the auditorium, a Spoken Word presentation and a culminating “feast” in the student cafeteria. I hope to see you there.

This week we will be working on the following:

Language Arts: We will be reading from our Journey’s books a historical fiction story, “Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?” We weren’t able to read this story last week due to changes in the school week. This story fits in well with our social studies lessons on the beginning of America. The story ask the essential question, “How did people’s opinions lead to a revolution?” The focus of this lesson will be to distinguish fact vs. opinion.

We continue to work on Unit 6, Using Data;Addition and Subtraction of Fractions. We will complete Lessons 6.5-6-10. These lessons deal with anlysis of sample data.

Homework: Study Link 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9.

Writing: We will begin to write persuasive essays. The topics will vary however the main focus will be on writing a persuasive letter as well as convincing someone to buy a product you think they need. This is called the Bandwagon approach.

Social Studies: This week we will continue to learn about the colonies. We will review last weeks lessons on “The Colonies.” There will be homework assigned.

We will also complete the Shadow Boxes for our Black History projects. These projects will be displayed for your enjoyment during the Black History Walk-Through.

Have    A   Great    Week!

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