Upper Grades: October 22- 26

Greetings, families! It was fun to see some of you this weekend at the incredible Kingdom of Halloween festival. 

We’ve been having so much fun with botany that we’re extending our block by one week to include monocotyledons, and Ki Carol will be back next week with a two-week block on decimals. We’ve also introduced a monthly book report and if those guidelines didn’t make it home last week you can access them here. Here’s what Ki Molly and Ki Jas have instore for the week ahead:

Monday: Monocotyledons vs dicotyledons, including Masterbook dictation and illustration. Spelling words assigned (test on Friday!), report assigned on a monocot.

Homework:

  • Complete math workbook through page 23 if not finished in class.

  • Complete Masterbook work if not finished in class.

  • Study spelling words.

  • Conduct research work on assigned plant.

Tuesday: Conifers and palms, including Masterbook dictation and illustration.

Homework:

  • Complete math workbook through page 26 if not finished in class.

  • Complete Masterbook work if not finished in class.

  • Study spelling words.

  • Write report on assigned plant.

Wednesday: Grasses and cereal plants, including Masterbook dictation and illustration.

Homework:

  • Complete math workbook through page 29 if not finished in class.

  • Complete Masterbook work if not finished in class.

  • Study spelling words.

  • Illustrate report on assigned plant.

Thursday: Orchids and bulb plants, including Masterbook dictation and illustration.

Homework:

  • Complete math workbook through page 31 if not finished in class.

  • Complete Masterbook work if not finished in class.

  • Study spelling words and finish writing out definitions.

  • Ensure that report on assigned plant is complete. It should include a scientific illustration, the common and Latin names of the plant, an explanation of how and where it can be found, and three interesting facts about it.

Friday: Presentation of specimen reports, review of whole botany block, assembly and early dismissal. Spelling test!

Homework:

  • Complete math workbook through page 35 by Monday. There will be a test on multiplying and dividing fractions on Monday -- next comes decimals!

  • Complete Masterbook work if not finished in class.

Ki Carol will visit the class this Wednesday so the children can show her what they have been working on, and they will practice their song for the First Friday assembly!