Sunday, October 18, 2015

What We're Learning This Week 10/19 - 10/23

History: 
  • Explain the structure and powers of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. 
  • Describe the legislative process in the U.S. Congress.
  • Identify the legislative branch's role in the system of checks and balances/separation of powers.
Science: 
  • State which  factors affect buoyancy, and which do not. 
  •  Use scientific instruments to determine the relationships between buoyancy and pertinent factors 
  • State the nature of the relationship between the various pertinent factors and buoyancy.
  • Use basic formulae to calculate volumes of different standard forms (sphere, cylinder, etc.) 
  • Construct a hypothesis 
  • Use background research to construct a fair test
  • Start a word processing document containing science fair information
Writing: (Topic of the week: As summer changes in to fall...) POSTPONED TILL NEXT WEEK
  • Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
  • With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
  • Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Reading: 
  • Continue A Good Earth
  • Use specific evidence from the text to examine characters
  • Engage in class conversations specifically about how the role of women in the book differs from student's personal experiences


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