Thursday, February 2, 2012


Hello all.  Thank goodness it is Friday!!!

We had a good day yesterday.  The kids learned how to apply the area formulas for a rectangle, a parallelogram, and a triangle to real world problems.  They seemed to catch on quickly.  We are going to review the process in which they can find the base or height when given the area and one of the two.  That seemed to be the hardest part for them to understand.  They had an opportunity to get extra credit on both pages if they did both the evens and the odds last night for practice.  I am hoping this helps some of their grades.  Also, we are going to be learning how to find the area of a trapezoid as well.  They will be provided with a formula sheet to use on the test as well as on the FCAT, so we are practicing how to use it as we go.

In social studies we watched a video about ancient Egypt.  We will be watching another video again today.  Next week we start another DBQ on Asoka!  So far, the essays on the Nile are MUCH better than the ones on Hammurabi.  I am hoping this will boost their writing ability as well as their social studies scores.  Way to go kids!!! Great work!

Have a great weekend and will talk to you all on Monday morning!

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