Objectives for the Week of April 4 – 8

This Week’s Objectives:
Reading: This week we will finish our research on extreme bullying. Bullying can be linked to oppression, wars, and anytime a group of people are without rights. The students will choose a topic of extreme bullying (Holocaust, Slavery, Women’s Suffrage, etc.) to research. We will then begin practicing our strategies for the TAKS test in April.
Science:  Students will begin investigating the water cycle and weather patterns, including measuring and recording changes in weather and making predictions about the weather using weather maps and symbols.
Social Studies:  Students will continue their investigation into the causes of the Texas Revolution. We will also integrate history through our research topics in reading.

Writing: This week students will be participating in STAAR field testing for the state of Texas.  We will be using “stop light” writing and expository writing techniques to write our research papers.

Math: Students will continue our TAKS Test review.  This week we will focus on Objective 2.  Our focus will be on describing the relationship between two sets of related data such as ordered pairs in a table, using compatible numbers and rounding to solve problems, and using patterns understand basic fact patterns.  We will complete review packets and another TAKS Release Test in class during small group, as well as play review games.  Students will also have a homework packet for review each week.  We will check 2 pages each day.