Welcome back! I hope everyone had a restful break. I know I did. Thank you all for your generosity at Christmas. Mr. Reaves and I really enjoyed your gifts.
Last week I introduced function tables with inputs and outputs. This precursor to algebra and coordinate graphing asks students to identify the relationship between variables in the input and output columns of a table. They then right the "rule" as an expression (for example: X x 3). This skill focuses on finding patterns in numbers to identify the missing variable.
Week 19 we will continue this logic using strip diagrams as a visual representation of algebra.
Last week, I introduced the atmosphere and weather! We discussed the layers of the atmosphere and zoomed in to the troposphere where all the action happens in weather. We introduced weather tools commonly used to collect data, defined weather reports vs weather forecasts, and learned how to read both on www.wunderground.com
This week we will set up our own weather station and collect data for 8 days total. We will also learn how to read weather maps and predict weather just like meteorologists do!
I have forwarded an email from Ms. Kane with GT nomination information
MLK Jr Day (Jan. 18) activities
Honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in your classroom this January with articles and primary sources with ReadWorks question sets and vocabulary support. Plus, share videos related to the life of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement with your students:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Videos, Articles, & Primary Sources for K-12th Grade
The collection includes articles and videos generously shared by HISTORY®.
The ReadWorks Team
A big thanks to Neha, Gladys, and Jamie for getting a TON of copies made for me! I appreciate it so much! Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help! I will be contacting you soon for other odd jobs I have.