January 2020

     New Year

    January is here and it come quick. We are entering into a new year, decade, month, and nine weeks. A lot going on for one month. We are continuing to work hard on the following topics in math and science/social studies. 

     ***Special Notice -- Lunch time has change (Please go to class schedule)***

    Math: We are working on the following:

    • measurement (metric units)
    • geometry (transformations of shapes, area, perimeter, volume, combinding and subdividing polygons)
    • Review of concepts taught
    • continue problem solving


    Science: Light & Sound:

    • how sound is created and transmitted through matter
    • basic characteristics of visible light and how it behaves


    Social Studies: Liberty or Death -- The American Revolution

    • what led to the war
    • political ideas that shaped the revolutionary movement
    • key events and people in the war
    • reasons why the colonies were able to win


    Math Video Assignments

    Math video are assigned at times for student viewing. The purpose of the videos are for students to gain an understanding of math concepts before coming to class. This gives them the opportunity to be more proactive and accountable for their learning. Watching the videos has the following benefits:

    • gives them the chance to get the math lesson without distraction of other students
    • it allows students to learn at their own pace 
    • content can be accessed from anywhere
    • more assistance from the teacher during class time
    • encourages higher student engagement in class

    I want students to get the most out of their experience with math this year. Using these videos would do that. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.