This week students completed the first 2 units of the ELA Performance Based Assessment. Next, week students will take the final 3rd unit for ELA in addition to 2 units of Math.

In Math students worked towards developing a better understanding of fractions through the use of fraction sticks, fraction multipliers, and card sets that require students to create groups of 4 based on having the same answer to a card with a different type of problem. Students were also introduced to the principles of deductive reasoning with Pic-A-Pix Puzzles. Here is the website for more puzzles that can be printed or worked on Devices. http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/index.aspx?uri=puzzle/pic-a-pix

In Science students learned about how sand is transformed into glass. We reviewed the Rock Cycle. We also discussed misconceptions about Rocks, Minerals, and Soil.

I am increasing my extra help availability to Monday-Thursday from 2:30-3:00.


Mr. Marrese
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