**WRITING**

In both grades, we continued our current writing assignment, which is to write an alternate apologue for the book “Stargirl” โ this time from Stargirl’s point of view.

Some students are working on paper, some on devices, and some are using a combination of both โ paper for rough draft and revising, and device for final copy.

Students can receive feedback orally or in the comment section in the margin of the Google doc. Google Docs have made it easier as a teacher to give feedback on more than one student’s work at a time. It is also a handy way to see what revisions are being made โ each new keystroke a student makes can be tracked by the teacher.

**DPA/Talent Show**

Which was our own activities. Some students are getting their **Talent Show** act practiced with dance/gymnastics. Talent show sign-up forms are available on the bulletin board in the front for you. Mrs. Raymond and Ms Fawcett will be auditioning participants on Wednesday, June 10.

**MATH**

**Grade 5** – we looked at this question from page 212. The most straightforward way to find out the volume would be to build the regular shape, and then count the centimeter cubes one at a time.

Since this is time consuming, we continued to practice dividing irregular shapes :)into more than one rectangular prism….. Then applying the volume formula for each rectangular prism (V = L x w x h), and then adding up each separate volume for a total volume!

This irregular shape can be divided into three separate rectangular prism’s, requiring the volume formula to be used three times. Drew it ourselves, and color-coded it so we could see the three separate prisms.

**Bottom rectangular prism**:

V = L x w x h

= 1 x 3 x 4

= 12 Centimeters cubed

**Left rectangular prism**:

V = L x w x h

= 2 x 1 x 4

= 8 Centimeters cubed

**Right rectangular prism**:

V = L x w x h

= 2 x 1 x 4

= 8 Centimeters cubed

**TOTAL VOLUME (irregular shape)**

**= 12 + 8 + 8**

**= 28 Centimeters cubed**

Then, Ben suggested that we could combine the two congruent rectangular prism’s โ the one from the left side and the one from the right side โ to make one large prism that only requires the formula to be used a second time.

**Grade 6**

We tackled a challenging problem. For any grade 6 students who are reviewing the blog as they are recommended to do ๐ , I am happy to report that I made a mistake! The height of the triangular face should be 4 cm. That will make a lot of people happy! We are practicing our measurement scales in this problem, as well as our algebra skills