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Review for upcoming tests

Math: (test Thursday)
  • Two digit by two digit multiplication ex. 25 x 45 (page 54)
  • Multiplying using partial product method
  • Multiplying using Lattice Method (worksheet attached)
  • Estimating to find the answer, ex. 3.6 x $29.67… 3.5 x 40 = 140 (workbook page Page 53, 79)
  • Multiplying whole numbers and decimals by 1000 and 10,000 ex. 1.4 x 1000 (workbook page Page 52, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85)
Science Review: (Test Thursday)
  1. The air composition
  2. Who is Leonardo Da Vinci and what is his relation to ornithopters
  3. Which mammals can sustain leveled flight
  4. Atmosphere – how many layers? And is it important to know the first, second, and the fourth layer (names and details from the notes)
  5. Who were the Wright Brothers
  6. Properties of Air
  7. What is Air Pressure
  8. What are the four principles of flight
  9. Bernoulli’s principle (draw an example – bottle and water flow)
  10. Should know at least one societal and environmental impacts of flying devices
Social Studies:
  • The number of countries in Europe
  • The different regions
  • The transcontinental countries
  • Largest/smallest country in Europe
  • Number of members in the European Union (the number when they started, and until now)
  • European Union’s previous name
  • Landmarks
  • Population – top 5 countries, % of the world‘s population living in Europe
  • How much percent does Europe cover of the Earth’s land
  • How big Europe compared to other continents (4th, 5th, 6th biggest?)
Language Arts: Practice writing your opinions especially on articles from the newsletter.

Legends Assignment

Language Arts Assignment


In the past few months, we have been learning about fables and legends. Now is the time to show what you have learned by writing your own legend. This assignment needs 2 drafts before the final copy. Both drafts must be approved by your teacher before proceeding. The final copy MUST be typed and printed. The final copy is due Tuesday Feb 28, 2017 and presentations will follow during the week. 

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Write Your Own Fable!

Last week in Language Arts, we worked on writing our own fables. Some students were having trouble creating their own fable.

When you want to write a fable, you should first choose two characters, one setting, and one moral. Then, make a web and plan your writing.






A dog

A pig

A wolf

A snake

In the forest

In the desert

Near a lake

Help a friend in need

Treat others with respect

Use this web to plan your writing.

What is the problem? What is the solution?

Now, Think about what happens in the beginning, middle, and end. Beginning:____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ Middle:___________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ End:____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

How do your characters learn the moral (lesson) of the story? _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________

Language Arts: Poetry Booklet


Your task is to create a poetry booklet. On each page, it should have the following:

  1. Title Page
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Free Verse – about a hobby
  4. Rhyme Scheme – AABB – about food
  5. Rhyme Scheme – ABAB – about a mood (happy, sad, angry, etc)
  6. Couplet with at least one alliteration
  7. Couplet with at least one simile
  8. Any rhyme scheme with repetition
  9. Quatrain with at least 2 stanzas
  10. Two Cinquains
  11. Diamante



Scorecard: 1 2 3 4
Word Choice (Vocabulary) Limited vocabulary that does not communicate strongly or capture the reader’s interest. Words are clear but does not capture the reader’s interest. Some creative and unique words that create imagery and mood in the poem are used. Creative and unique words that create imagery and mood in the poem
Line breaks Line breaks are not properly used or not used at all. Basic understanding of where to place line breaks. The placement of lines and white space seems somewhat accurate and natural The placement of lines and space is accurate (according to poem rules)
Grammar & spelling More than 6 grammar and spelling mistakes 4-6 grammar and spelling mistakes 2-3 grammar and spelling mistakes There are no grammar and spelling mistakes
Creativity Little or no creativity Artwork present but lack neatness, creativity, and detail Artwork present, colorful and detailed Artwork and presentation of poems is neat, colorful, attractive and detailed
Content Ideas were unorganized and poems did not make any sense Poems had some structure but needs more organization and more originality Poems were organized and structured Central ideas flowed, content was original and poems were well organized