Mrs. Woodward



CORRECTION DIRECTIONS: On a separate piece of paper, write the complete question and complete correct answer.  Show your work if necessary.  Staple this sheet of paper to the original assignment and turn in to the yellow basket.  Half-credit will be added for every correct correction.  Anything that is graded may be corrected and turned in the NEXT DAY.  Spelling tests are the exception because students already have two chances. CORRECTIONS ARE DOUBLE-FOLD! STUDENTS HAVE TO UNDERSTAND HOW THEY ANSWERED INCORRECTLY AND THEY GET POINTS ADDED TO THEIR GRADE!! CORRECTIONS CAN REALLY HELP STUDENTS!



Reading/Spelling: This week we are continuing our novel Island of the Blue Dolphins.   This week's spelling words come from our novel.  The words are higher-level words used in our novel since we talked about using higher-level words in our writing. 
    Monday:  Island of the Blue Dolphins- chapter 24 & 25 review; students are continuing to 
           write down descriptions of the island; plot map; Spelling- write words 5 times along with 
           pgs. 179 & 180
    Tuesday: Island of the Blue Dolphins - chapter 26 & 27; review questions; Spelling- pgs. 181 & 
           182
    Wednesday: Island of the Blue Dolphins- chapter 28 & 29; Spelling- pg 183
    Thursday: Island of the Blue Dolphins - vocabulary quiz and review plot map;Spelling practice
           test
    Friday: Island of the Blue Dolphins test; Spelling test
**AR goals will re-start for the 2nd quarter.

Math: We will do a review Math bell ringer everyday.  This helps to review previous material and preview 6th grade math curriculum.  
    Monday: Lesson 4.4- Problem solving with ratios
                    Homework: 4.4 homework (all)
    Tuesday: Lesson 4.5- Algebra-Use equivalent ratios
                     Homework:4.5(except 11)
    Wednesday: Mid-Chapter Checkpoint
                     Homework: Time is given in class to complete, but students are allowed to check work
                          at home
     Thursday: Lesson 4.6- Find unit rates
                       Lesson 4.7- Algebra- Use unit rates
                     Homework--4.6 evens
                                          4.7evens
     Friday: Lesson 4.8- Algebra- Equivalent ratios and graphs
                  Homework: 4.7 (time in class to finish)
*Although there will be some creative things happening with our short week next week, we will have a Math test on Tuesday morning.  I know that this is not always the best idea, but I don't feel it fair to expect the students to remember everything that we have studied over the break.  Chapter review will come home Monday and test will be Tuesday.

Students should be working on IXL targets C, G, I, and H.  This is something that can be practiced on any computer. 



Social Studies: Studies Weekly-"Ancient Egyptians"- Mapping and Charting
 
Science: Chapter 4: Inheriting Traits--Lesson 5: The History of Genetics, Lesson 6: How DNA Controls Traits, Lesson 7: Genetics in Our Lives, and Lesson 8: Using Genetics
  **This is a very interesting chapter, however, there may be some more mature questions and discussions going on in at and possibly at home.  Just FYI :) 

*Expect homework on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  It is very possible for your child to complete some homework in class due to the time used wisely in class. 

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Feel free to email me with any concerns at swoodward@massac.org.  Please call the office for immediate messages.  Sometimes we are just having too much fun to check emails :)