Mrs. Mercer's Weekly Update
Monday, March 18, 2019
Welcome back to school on this sunny Monday! I am looking forward to some warmer weather this week for the start of Spring! Please be sure to send your kids dressed appropriately for the weather - we wouldn't want anybody getting sick!
Our geometry unit is off to a great start. We have learned how to measure and draw angles using a protractor. We're going to use our understanding of angles to classify triangles this week. Our geometry unit uses a lot of different vocabulary, so it is important to keep practicing our new terms.
We're a little over halfway complete with The Tiger Rising. The discussions we have been having about Rob's suitcase are so thougtful and interesting. We're going to get to know Beauchamp a little better this week and learn about how the mysterious tiger ended up in the woods. We're also going to dig a little deeper into Rob and Sistine's friendship.
We're going to start our next writing piece: persuasive essays. Today, we're going to read an example of a persuasive essay and begin brainstorming what we want our topic to be. This week, we'll focus on prewriting. We'll need to do some research to gather facts to support our opinions. Towards the end of the week, we might start with our introduction paragraphs.
Lastly in Science, we'll be classifying rocks based on their characteristics. We have a lot of different samples to analyze. We'll also look at the three types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. I wonder what makes these types of rocks different?
As you can see, we're very busy here at school! Be sure to take some time after school each day to relax and spend time together. Students work so hard everyday and their brains deserve a break! :)