Thank you to everyone for all of the many gifts, treats and Angel gift. I feel very blessed to work in this community. I really appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness. I can never thank you enough, but this is a start! I hope all of you enjoyed your holidays and my best to all of you in the New Year!
Before Christmas we started a Geometry Christmas Trees Project where students worked on solving real-world measurement problems. Students had to find the perimeter and area of two-dimensional polygon figures and decorate them for our class Christmas Tree. Then they had to find the surface area and volume of some three-dimensional solid figures and decorate these for our Christmas Tree. Students will be completing the geometry project this week and starting on Module 15 – Surface Area and Volume of Solids. This module builds on what students have been doing with the Geometry Christmas Tree Project. It is a short module and should be completed this first week back. Our next unit is on rates, ratios and proportions. Working on rates, ratios and proportions will draw on their prior knowledge of working with fractions, decimals and proportionality in geometry.
Math Club will continue with meetings on Monday starting with the sixth grade meeting on January 14th. This will again alternate between sixth and fifth grades through the end of March.
The following are the January dates to keep in mind for math:
January 7th – Return from Break – No Math Club
January 14th Math Club Sixth Grade
January 28th Math Club Fifth Grade