## Wednesday, January 25, 2012

### 1/25/12

Good morning!
Yesterday in class we read a little about the background of Egypt and understand a little more about the Nile River.   Today in class we are going to be discussing the first two documents together in groups and answering the questions.  Whatever they don't finish in class will be homework.

In math yesterday, we did a fun problem solving group activity.  Today we are going to be learning how to solve and graph one-step linear inequalities.  They are going to be solve the same way as an algebraic equation, and then graphed on a number line.  One thing to remember is that if the sign is less than or equal to, or greater than or equal to, the dot at the end of the graph is shaded in, but if it just says less than or greater than, then it is an opened circle.

Everyday this week, to start class, we are doing a 4 square of problems to review for FCAT.  Yesterday we worked on fractions and there were many kids that did not remember how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.  These are things that you may want to be practicing at home with them to help get them prepared for FCAT.  I will be posting all of the modules on FCAT FOCUS this week so that they can begin practicing the types of questions that they may see.

Have a good day!