We have made it through our first nine weeks and everyone is doing great!  We began the year reading short stories and have now graduated to a novel.  We are investigating literary elements and will begin writing narratives.  Our novel for this nine weeks is "The Egypt Game." by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. 

We began the year learning ratios and rates.  We learned to graph ratios on a coordinate plane, found equivalent ratios, convert decimals to fractions, fractions to percent and more.  For this nine weeks we will add and subtract decimals, multiply decimals by whole numbers, estimate quotients and divide by decimals.

In both classes students work in whole group settings, small groups, and use peer collaborations to work through and advance understanding.

Ms. Jamieson