Newsletter of May 17, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This week marks the thirty fourth week of the school year. My how time flys!:- We will be quite busy these last weeks, so hang on. We will be taking field trips this week and next. The first trip will be with Ms. Dana on May 20th, 2015. Students were selected on a first come, first serve basis. Next week on May 22, 2015, we will see a Spanish dance at Northeastern University with Mr. Walter. The cost of the trip is $10.00 and students are to bring a lunch. Some students will also go on a trip with the choir this week. As you can see we have a very full week ahead.

The students will be taking the Spring session of the NWEA Assessment next week. As I stated with the PARCC Assessment, the students should get a good nights rest and eat a healthy breakfast in the morning. The testing session begins May 23-25 and will include reading and math.

This week we will be working on the following:

Language Arts: We will take the REACH assessment this week. The students are given a short passage and a prompt to respond to. The students are encouraged to write using information from the text to support their ideas.

We will also answer questions related to an article in our SCOPE Magazine. “Death Valley” is an interesting non-fiction article that tells of three women’s struggle to survive after getting lost in this desolate desert. We will write an organized essay that explains what makes Death Valley so fascinating, yet so dangerous.

Math: We will complete Unit 9 this week and will begin Unit 10. I’d like to cover concepts we have not yet gotten to so we will be working through some lessons in Unit 10 and will go back to cover all of Unit 10 during the next weeks.

Homework: Study Link 9.7-9.10, Study Links in Unit 10.

Social Studies: We are studying the American Revolution. We are learning how to take notes to support our understanding of this time in history. We will also participate in playing “Jeopardy Revolutionary War.” There will be chapter reviews to answer questions based on the chapters.

Civics: We will complete “LaCausa,” the story  of Cesar Chavez. The Mexican migrant worker led his fellow workers to form the Farmworkers Union despite overwhelming odds.

Have A Great Week!

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