We have this week and next week to wrap up the 5th six weeks. We are taking "practice unit tests" to make sure we understand what the question is asking. We are doing this in order to prepare for the STAAR. We also are doing a TON of vocab practice.
The vocab that has been introduced in units 10, 11 and 12 is fairly new to them. We are trying to spend as much time as possible using it in a concept based way. This will ensure understanding of it. We are running out of time, and in science we are right on time. We will have lots of days where people are in or out with field trips and other things but we can handle the craziness of it all.
We are beginning genetics and I am really looking forward to the fun that they will have with this. They will create some "fun" things. Be on the lookout.... :)