Week of February 27

This week with Mrs. Voto:
Religion: This week we begin the season of Lent and Lent is a time for us to renew and improve our relationship with God. What better way than to take a look at what we are doing on a daily basis. The students are working on a project that requires them to take a daily suggestion from one of three acts: PRAY, FAST, and GIVE and then to DO IT!!! I will be journeying with them on this one. We will be journaling as we go. 
Math - 7Y - We are working on the relationship between decimals, percents and fractions and estimating percents. By the end of the week, we will be calculating the percent of a number.
Math - 7X - We have moved into calculating surface area of prisms, cylinders and then pyramids and cones. We will contemplate the differences in formulas for these as well.
Math - 6X - We are adding and subtracting integers and then move into multiplying and dividing them as well. By the end of the week, we are mixing it all together to see if we can keep it straight! Should be exciting!
Reading - We will test on Vocab Workshop Unit 10 on Friday. Please put that on your calender so the children will study a section of words each night. We have begun our novel, Number the Stars. The students are working on vocab specifically unique to this novel as well as journaling about the story and the themes that are touched upon in this book. I have one more grade from their Genius Notebooks to add.