1. Library period tomorrow.
2. Pizza day tomorrow.
3. Start to gather research for your human illness project. Parents can read a description of the assignment on page 22 of the booklet, downloadable at this link: http://www.areynolds.org/downloads/human-organ-systems2013.pdf , or read the version in your child's Science booklet.
Today students selected a group of up to three members and chose a unique illness to study. Although they will work as partners in the Inquiry phase of the activity, each member produces his/her own report in his/her own words. Students should take special care not to copy the wording found in information resources they gather. This is a risk that we will discuss as a class and I would appreciate some discussion at home as well.
Students may wish to register for a free BioDigital Human account with parent supervision. We will be using this resource in class on the Interactive Whiteboard as an enrichment feature under my supervision.
Any home use should be initiated and monitored by parents, given the natural inquisitiveness students have about human body depictions.
You can register for a free account at this site: https://www.biodigitalhuman.com/home/ . There is also an app on iTunes for a hefty fee. The Chrome store has one for free but your computer may be lacking some minimum level requirements in the same way that our school computers are not up to the task
1. MMS pages 42-43. A ruler and protractor are required for this homework, which I cannot provide for home use. The topic and technique were introduced in class yesterday. The Quick Review should also provide some useful guidance.
2. Cookies were delivered and distributed today.
3. Library period on Friday Afternoon November 29. Please return all books and look for lost ones. Consider settling your account with Mr. Lisi if you wish to keep taking out new books.
4. Dictation #9 on Monday December 2.
1. Spelling Cycle #9 activities to be finished.
2. Cookies tomorrow according to Ms. Dennis.
1. MMS pages 40-41. There is a game on page 41. Try to play it if you can.
We had eight students stay for Homework Club today, which is a typical number over the past four weeks. I announced the event to a quiet, listening class at 3:05 today and outlined the types of things students could work on after school. Those things included:
- tonight's pencil and paper homework,
- the game from the MMS booklet,
- some work on the "A Person I Admire" writing assignment,
- the Create a Country organizer work,
- some exploration of new apps I purchased for the iPads this weekend (Math Blaster, Division, Long Multiplication and The Human Body by Tinybop)
As always, anyone is welcome to attend.
Music on a Monday: Humanoid Robot Ice Hockey Player -- it's our game!