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11YO: Fun With Shapes; Fun With MAP Testing; Fun in the Sun

11YO: Fun With Shapes; Fun With MAP Testing; Fun in the Sun

As the school year is wrapping up, the 11-year-old students continue to work hard and have fun! In Mathematics class, we are finding the area of 2D shapes and the volume of 3D shapes. Students were given various polygons, which they had to measure and find the area by either decomposing them into simpler shapes or by subtraction. (Eg, a pentagon can be divided into a rectangle and a triangle. To find the area of a rectangle with two squares cut out, you can first find the area of the rectangle and then subtract the area of the squares.)

Last week, the students took the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test in Mathematics, Language Usage, and Reading. They were so quiet and focused for the entire time, and their scores are impressive! Next week, students who did not finish will have the time to finish. In Literature, students are finishing up their most recent Sustained Silent Reading Book Reports. Some students have opted to create cereal box designs to showcase their novels.

Additionally, we have started our second novel study unit in Literature. Students in Ms. Hall's class chose between "I Am Malala" and "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind." Students in Ms. Sloughter's class chose between "I Am Malala," "Hatchet," "Walk Two Moons," and "The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963." Students have worked with their groupmates to finish their reading (and novel study packets) by 27th May. We got to enjoy some of this beautiful weather and read outside.

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