Tuesday 27 April 2010

Homework:

Writing
Poetry continues. Students should be working on improving their first draft into a polished poem.

Math
1)  Times tables should continue with a selected times table (for example, the 6 times table) practiced for a week or as long as it takes to reach mastery. Mastery means they could do all the 6 times tables from 6 x 0 to 6 x 10 in random order with no mistakes allowing about 2 seconds maximum per question. Once mastery is achieved, your child should choose a different times table to select and learn the following week. After 3 to 4 weeks, a mini review should be done at home incorporating all the times tables learned during that period, in random order.

Division:
-we are almost finished our unit on division; there will be a division quiz next week based on unit 3 ("Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers") in the math text book.

Science:
Students need to have ideas on paper for what would be required in a Biosphere… a self-contained, sealed-off-from-the-world environment where, after the doors are closed, nothing can be brought in except  sunshine.

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