Sharon's Weekly Update 12-11-15

posted Dec 15, 2015, 1:12 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Hello, Room 7 families!

This week will be a fun one in Room 7! In math, we will be playing the Box Game, a prealgebra presentation about how numbers work. We will be learning about the surface area of various shapes in geometry, and will continue our poetry writing lessons for grammar. Vocabulary games this week will detail our Greek and Latin roots. Our NUGYRO studies should have us arriving at our destination by Friday!

Additionally, students this week will be researching festivals of light from around the world: Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Advent/Christmas, the Chinese New Year, Diwali, and Lailat E Miraj. For the information I am making available, please visit this link. However, this information is only a starting ground: I encourage students to do their own research, using authoritative sources to find as much detail as they consider important.
Students will have the choice to research any of these festivals -- or may choose their own tradition to explore and explain for Student Presentations on Thursday. Research will begin on Tuesday!

Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to an exciting week ahead!