You child will learn the following objectives during the 2nd semester.

Math Essentials (2nd semester)

v    I can determine when to add and subtract whole numbers, decimals, and  fractions with like and unlike denominators, and mixed numbers.

v    I can compare measurements across systems.

v    I can identify, classify, and measure angles.

v    I can classify polygons based on their properties.

v    I know the sum of the interior angles of polygons.

v    I can recognize the relationships between the length of a side and diagonal of a polygon.

v    I can identify parallel and perpendicular intersection of the sides and diagonals of polygons.

v    I can determine whether a figure has line symmetry, rotational symmetry, both, or neither.

v    I can solve problems using the sum of the measures of the interior angles of a polygon.

v    I can solve problems using the lengths of sides and diagonals.

v    I can solve problems using the parallel and perpendicular intersections of sides and diagonals.

v    I can identify, determine changes, and extend numbers and geometric patterns.

v    I can solve problems using algebra, patterns, and number sentences.

v    I can describe and analyze rates of change.

v    I can collect, organize, analyze and display data to solve problems.

ELA Essentials (2nd semester)

v    I can increase the number of words I know and understand by:

Word study

Word reference materials

Writing process elements

Writing as a tool

Examining the authorâ€™s craft

v    I can use reading strategies to help check my comprehension.

v    I can infer, conclude and make generalizations by locating the clues in the text.

v    I can analyze the purpose of what I read.

v    I can distinguish between cause and effect.

v    I can identify relationships that follow a specific order.

v    I can explain the connections between characters and themes within the text.

v    I can recognize problem-solution relationships in the text.

v    I can classify and explain the differences among genres.

v    I can examine the relationships between characters in the text.

v    I can make inferences and evaluate information about the character, events, and themes in the text.

v    I can make text to text connections.

v    I can use evidence in the text to evaluate characters and events.

v    I can combine the use of a variety of resources in order to further understand a topic.

v    I can write a draft that shows the main idea, demonstrates the purpose, and stays on topic.

v    I can edit my writing for correct grammar, conventions, and format.