Thursday, September 19, 2019

Week of 9/16 - 9/20

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Hey 7th & 8th grade families, 

This week has been a little busier than the last but our class is working hard and learning lots of new things. 

Reading/Writing: This week we worked more on Wonder and the vocabulary that comes along with the book. We should be finished with the book next week and we will be watching the movie to compare and contrast the two. We will be working on literary responses that go along with this story as well. 

We have also began our first monthly book report. Students were each given a binder with different choices for ways to do a book report. They will finish their first chapter book and their first book report by October 9th. 

Math: Algebra students took their first test and did fantastic. 

Science: We got to use microscopes for the first time this week, we will be doing swabs of our cheeks and watching our cheek cells under a microscope to see if we can see the different stages of the cell cycle happening. We also introduced the science fair project that we will focus on through out the first half of the year. Student are going to have their ideas ready to propose for approval by September 25th. We will be doing a lot of this work in class but students may need some help at home, either gathering supplies or conducting experiments. 

Social Studies: We have packed a lot of information in to this week. We finished our battle simulations and students will be giving their presentations this afternoon about the battle they were assigned with their partner. We have added some pictures to our class timeline and will continue to do so throughout the year filling up a lot of our wall space. Students also have a famous person that impacted the American Revolution that they are studying. They will be presenting to the class next week, I have given them the freedom to create any sort of visual that they would like to aid in their presentation that is due September 24th. 

Class News: We have decided on our first class breakfast. We are going to make breakfast burritos. Students have signed up to bring items. I will send out an email with the list of what each student has signed up for. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me. Our class breakfast will be Wednesday, October 9th. 

DC Trip Info: We have a meeting this evening, it is not mandatory but if you would like to chat with us, talk about questions you might have or discuss fundraising ideas we will be starting tonight, Thursday, at 3:15 in our classroom. For those that can't make it, information will be sent home tomorrow with your students. 

175th Anniversary: Reminder that this weekend is our 175th Anniversary Mass and Brunch. Mass is at 9am followed by brunch at 10am. 

As always, if you have any questions please reach out! 

Important Dates:

September 22nd - 175th Anniversary
September 25th - Stella and Gracie's Birthday
October 3rd - Picture Day
October 9th - First Class Breakfast
October 11th - No School - In-service
October 14th - No School - Conferences

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