Only the heartless would assign homework on Halloween Night! Remember, though, the paragraph essays on abiotic and biotic factors in a frog or polar bear's habitat will be collected tomorrow ( for Room 15) and Thursday (for Room 12).
Today we looked at ecosystems with less rain-- deserts, tundra, and grassland. In Math we took a look at estimation with decimals in Room 12, while Room 15 took the mid-chapter quiz for Chapter 3.
In Science class today, we started paragraphs about the biotic and abiotic factors that interact with animals in their ecosystems. We will work on the paragraphs some more on Monday and finish them for homework.
In Math we looked at models for adding and subtracting decimals, using base ten blocks and "quick pictures." Quick pictures are diagrams of wholes, tenths, and hundredths that help us understand how the addition and subtraction of decimals works.
Today our classes did a pair of STEM projects, so there was no math class. We had three class periods of glorious hands-on Science. That's Science with a definite capital S, for the Spectacular job the Students did.
Tonight is the Teacher-Student Basketball game from 5:00-7:00 p.m. I will show up and attempt to hide in the kitchen. If I'm on the court, you'll know I got caught.
No homework assigned tonight.
Today in class we looked at one of the ecosystems in detail-- the chapparal. We drew some pictures and started writing some paragraphs about how the biotic and abiotic factors in the ecosystem interact.
In Math we rounded decimals. Homework is Practice Book Lesson 3.4, both sides.
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