Friday, January 4, 2013


It's finally Friday, folks!  Now, I know we only had a 3 day week, but shooooweeeeeee it sure seemed long!  Did it to you?  I hope next week feels much quicker.  I know things always feel a bit slow when you're settling back into a routine.

We began studying polygons today.  We learned that polygons are closed figures made up of straight line segments and vertices where these line segments meet.  A polygon is not a curved figure or an open figure.  We also learned about some of the terms we'll be using throughout our geometric unit: attributes (characteristics of a shape); vertex/ vertices (the points at which the sides of a shape/ polygon meet); angles (the interior vertex); parallel (a set of two lines that will never intersect); and quadrilateral (a 4 sided polygon).  Students got an introduction to the shapes: triangles, squares, rectangles, rhombuses, pentagons, hexagons, and octagons and their coinciding attributes (such as number of sides, number of vertices, number of angles).
HOMEWORK: Rewrite ALL missed (or blank) facts 5 times each.  So yes, if you missed or left blank 20 problems on the timed test, then you will have a total of 100 multiplication problems written.  Also, take a 3 min. timed test and have an adult sign the one from class.

Students had a review Friday and worked on several skills they've seen previously in the school year such as similes and metaphors and such.  They practiced with completing short-answer responses (which they'll see on their end of the year KPREP [state] assessment in May).

PM Activities:
Students worked on review activities for multiplication and division as these are concepts that will be continuously reviewed throughout the remainder of this schoolyear. 

Homework Packets were sent home today (and YES, we spelling words!)
Newsletters were also sent home!
NO SCHOOL (Jan. 21st. - MLK Jr. Day)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Thomas

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