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Week of 2/24-2/27

February 23, 2020 by Victoria Ponessa

Hello Families,

This Friday, there will be conferences for grades K-7. For sixth grade, they will be student-led. Families and their students are welcome to come by the classroom anytime this Friday, February 28th, 8am-4pm. Students will have a collection of recently graded assignments, as well as a self-reflection form to share about their current progress in their classes.

The week ahead in 5th grade math: This week we will continue multiplying decimals by powers of ten, and will begin to investigat dividing decimals by powers of ten. We are coming to the end of Unit 7 and will have our unit test, next Tuesday, March 3rd. Below are some links to help with this week’s concepts. https://www.khanacademy.org/math/6th-grade-foundations-engageny/6th-m4-engage-ny-foundations/6th-m4-tb-foundations/v/dividing-a-decimal-by-a-power-of-10 https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/powers-of-ten/imp-multiplying-and-dividing-with-powers-of-10/v/multiplying-and-dividing-by-powers-of-10

The week ahead in 6th grade math: This week we will distinguish between independent and dependent variables. This will lead us to using tables and equations to represent the relationship between the variables. We will then graph the variables on a coordinate plane. We are coming to the end of Chapter 10 and will have our chapter test, next Tuesday, March 3rd. Here are some videos to support this week’s concepts. https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-equations-expressions/pre-algebra-dependent-independent/v/dependent-and-independent-variables-exercise-example-1 https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-equations-expressions/pre-algebra-dependent-independent/v/dependent-and-independent-variables-exercise-example-2

The week ahead in 6th grade projects: This week we will continue to learn about Ancient China, and will move onto Ancient Greece. Student groups are continuing their research for their museum exhibits and are expected to begin designing their display this week.

Upcoming Events/School Info.

-Reminder about arrival procedures :The front parking lot is NOT a drop off zone. Please do NOT drop students off in the front parking lot.

-This week is FFA Agricultural week. Ag day will take place on Thursday, Feb. 27th. Our class will be visiting the exhibits at 10:30 am. Parents and families are welcome to come visit. Ag day is a day that FFA members bring their Supervised Agricultural Experience projects to school and present them for everyone to learn about and enjoy.  This includes a variety of livestock, tractors and equipment, vehicles, welding work, soils and plants. 

Thursday 2/27 AG Day

Thursday 2/27- Drama Performance “Goldilock on Trial” 6:30pm in the maker space (near 8th grade classrooms). They will also perform during the school day for the primary classes on the following dates and times: Tuesday, Feb. 25th, at 9:30am, Wednesday Feb. 26th at 2:00pm.

Friday 2/28- Student-led conferences, 8am-4pm, Room 10.

Tuesday 3/3– 5th grade Unit 7 Test, 6th Grade Chapter 10 Test

Thursday 3/5- 5th and 6th grade Do Now Quiz

Thursday 3/5- Projects Presentations, 2:50-3:40 in the cafeteria

As always, please email with any questions or concerns, vponessa@oanv.org.

Mrs. Ponessa