# Math

This week students are working on finding the area of trapezoids. To find the area of a trapezoid use this formula:

(legnth of base 1 + legnth of base 2) x height and divide by 2.

Practice by logging in to IXL.

http://www.ixl.com/math/geometry/area-of-trapezoids

# Reading

We will also be visited by local author Stephanie Watson, author of *Elvis and Olive* and *The Wee Hours.* Stephanie will discuss the writing process with students and discuss her new book, *Pencilvania.*

Learn more about Stephanie by visiting her website: http://www.stephanie-watson.com

# Language Arts

Students will also be studying** simile and metaphor.**

This week students will continue to revise their personal narratives.