As we begin the second month of the year 2000, we will be learning the following concepts and skills:
In Math we will add & subtract decimals. Last week, we learned that decimals are numbers that use place value and a decimal point to show a value of less than one. We also learned that equivalent decimals are two or more decimals that stand for the same amount ( example - 1.3 and 1.30 ).We will begin adding and subtracting decimals to the hundredths place. We will look at problem-solving experiences, many of them about using money. Try to notice real-life experiences in which you must add and subtract decimals, like shopping. I will send home a multiple choice test over this chapter on Monday, along with the answer key so that you can study for the test, which will be Friday.
In Science, we will continue to study oceans and ocean life. We will learn about the ocean bottom, fish, and take the test on Friday. A study guide will come home along with the chapter vocabulary on Tuesday.
In computer lab on Monday, Miss Naponic and Mrs. Vaughn will teach the classes how to type their collected data about animal babies into a word processing document. They will also learn how to save it as an html document as well as an Appleworks file.We were pleased with how well they worked in the lab last Monday finding information on the websites that were bookmarked for them. They continued to research throughout the week using more websites, books and encyclopedias.
THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK:
Monday: Math - book p. H108, Lessons 23.1 and 23.2
Tuesday: Math - worksheet P141; Science - begin studying for test and vocabulary quiz
Wednesday: Math - book, p. H108, Lesson 23.4, parts 1 & 2; Science - study for test and vocabulary quiz
Thursday: Math - Chapter 23 Review, p. 422; Science - study for test and vocabulary quiz
Here's this week's poem to illustrate if you'd like to.
A mighty creature is the germ,
Though smaller than a pachyderm. *pachyderm means elephant
His customary dwelling place
Is deep within the human race.
His childish pride he often pleases
By giving people strange diseases.
Do you, my poppet, feel infirm? * poppet means a child
You probably contain a germ.
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