Parker Weekly News

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a Happy Earth Day!

General reminders:
* Our Spring field trip is this Tuesday!  Please look over the details for the trip and let us know if you have any questions.
Parker:
* Thank you to Camden R. and Michelle for the quote this week, "You only got one life, you just choose how you live it."
* This week we will continue to read Frightful's Mountain as well as finishing up our poetry based up on our argument essay topic. We will present our poetry this Thursday, April 26th and you are welcome to join us!  By homeroom, here are the times your child will have the opportunity to share in my class:
Parker homeroom- 8:00-8:30, 9:15-10:15
Compton homeroom- 11:00-11:40, 12:20-12:50
Ameigh homeroom- 1:20-2:30
Class needs:
Clorox wipes
pens

Compton:
You get nothing done if you don't listen to each other. -Barbara Bush
Think of how much more we could accomplish if we would actively listen to each other. Not the kind of listening we often do, but true deep listening that requires you to think before you respond.
This week we will continue our unit on Rational Numbers. It is a continuation of our algebra unit that focus on learning the meaning of negative numbers and how to use them as well as graphing in the coordinate plane.

We will plan to cover the following:

I can use positive and negative numbers in the contexts of temperature and elevation.

Write an inequality of the form x>c or x<c to represent a constraint or condition in a real-world or mathematical problem.

 Write and interpret inequalities involving two variables.

Write and interpret inequalities involving two variables.

Morning Ops and Home Ops is attached below. There will be no Morning Ops or Home Ops Tuesday because of the field trip.
Let's have a great week of listening, learning, and leading together.
Class wish list: tissues, tissues, and more tissues.
Ameigh:
Since we're studying ancient Greece, this week's precept comes from Socrates, one of Greece's greatest philosophers.  He says, "Wisdom begins in wonder."  What do you think he means by this statement?
Assignments due this week:
--Chapters 25-27 Study Guide should be done by the beginning of class on Thursday 4/26
--Assessment on Chapters 25-27 is Thursday, 4/26
--Two Newsela articles "How the Greeks Colonized the Mediterranean" and "Ancient Greek: Democracy is Born"-make sure you read the article, answer the questions, and highlight in pink/red the lines in the text where you found your answer.

Team news:
* A wonderful job to everyone involved in our school play!
* Congratulations to Kyleigh for being selected as a finalist in the Do the Write Thing writing competition!  She will be honored at a banquet in May and could win a trip to Washington, DC!
* We are so sorry for the loss of Isabelle's hamster, Chipette.
* Daniel's haircut looks great!
* Congratulations to Camden R. for getting a new phone!
* We will miss Riley J. and wish her the best at her new school.
* We love Matthew D.'s new hair color!
* Thank you to Zach's mom for a cool song to help us remember to put our name on papers!
* Our condolences to the family's of Mallory and Rylee's pen pal at Heather Glen Assisted Living.  I'm so proud of the happiness Mallory and Riley's letters brought her.
* We are so happy to have Jesse as a new member on our team!
* Thank you Rylee, Audrey, and Gaby for some creative planning to paint our new classroom chair!
* Thank you to Michelle and her mom for helping out with Beloved Asheville last week.
* We hope Emma had a fun time on her vacation last week!
* We hope Shane had a fun visit with grandparents this weekend!
* Thank you to Tanner and Mallory for finishing the Animal Club display board!

Birthdays this week:
25th- Dabrea 27th- Marcella Jesse

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Let's have a great week!