1. We start science MontCAS testing tomorrow. The students will take 3 hour long tests this week assessing what they know in science.
2. Tomorrow is wear crazy socks day in honor of the book Fox and Sox. I will pay each student $20 who wears crazy/mismatched socks tomorrow.
Our journey through the Central Region continued today as we learned about the geography and economy of the Midwest Region. The students read about the importance of the Mississippi River Delta and how it provides important nutrients for farming.
Proper, improper, or mixed fractions was the focus in math today. The students used their understanding of how to make a whole in order to convert a fraction from an improper to a mixed fraction. We will continue to use this skill as we add and subtract fractions.
Energy remains to be the subject of our science exploration for the PLTW unit. Today the students reviewed what they know about kinetic energy, potential energy, collisions, and simple machines. We will be using these concepts as the groups begin to build their restraint model.
What is the Continental Divide? This was the focus of our MT History today. Many students have seen the sign on interstate 90; however, were not sure what the importance of the Continental Divide is. Today we learned that the Continental Divide is a ridge that runs north and south of North America that splits the flow of water from draining into the Pacific Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico/Atlantic Ocean. The code for tonight is for the students to tell one state that the Continental Divide runs through. They should answer either Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, or New Mexico. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!