Language and Literature- Mr. Schaefer
6th Grade: Our discussions during our reading of The Giver has been phenomenal. This week will be a spelling week so there will be a test on Unit 10 on Friday, February 13th.
7th Grade: Anne Frank has given us an opportunity to delve into the secret annexe and the mind of someone in a terrible experience. We will talk about the importance of reading primary sources when examining history. This week will be a spelling week so there will be a test on Unit 10 on Friday, February 13th.
8th Grade: Our journey to understand pronouns continues! This week will be a spelling week so there will be a test on Unit 10 on Friday, February 13th.
Language and Literature- Mr. Maddock
Science- Mr. Short
All students: Week 4 for the Science fair is due on Friday February 13th.
6th grade will be learning about the changes of life and environments over time.
7th grade will continue learning about healthy eatting. Students may sign up for myfitnesspal with parental approval. This website will help them track what they are eatting. They will be required to record 3 days of what they eat.
8th grade will be working on a poster project next week partially in class and partially at home.
Language Acquisition- Madame Rooks
Attention to all French students: Thursday, February 5th was “World Nutella Day”. It’s not too late to celebrate at home!
French 6th grade: We’re enjoying talking and singing about foods in French. Ask your student to say the blessing before meals from time to time in French.
French 7th grade: We will be finishing our unit on families and houses in the next two weeks. The students will be assigned a summative task soon that will involve presenting their homes and families very soon.
French 8: We just finished watching the French classic film, “Jean de Florette”. Monday we will celebrate the season of mardi gras or carnival, in advance by visiting Les Crepes restaurant. It’s an 8th grade tag day, so the students may wear dressy tag day clothing. No jeans, please.
Bonne Fin de Semaine~
Language Acquisition- Senora Thompson
We are starting our first High School Unit! They will be learning how to describe themselves in Spanish. This week they will learn singular pronouns and “Palabras 1” vocabulary. They should practicing their vocabulary every night. Soon they will be learning to conjugate their first verb!
We will be starting Unit 5, which is our food unit. This unit has so much vocabulary that I break the vocabulary into four sections. They should be working on memorizing “Palabras 1” this week. Soon they will be introduced to “er and ir” verbs. Most of them enjoyed the “mariquitas” that I made for them. We will be having more tasting opportunities!
We will be starting Unit 10 which is about the theatre and other cultural events. We have the opportunity to watch a movie in Spanish and learn lines to perform a play for the younger classes. The younger kids LOVE when we perform these plays for them and the teachers are always impressed how well the 8th grade productions.
7th & 8th grade students are welcome to come in on Wednesday (Feb 11) and Thursday (Feb. 12)from 3-4 to practice for the NSE.
Math- Mrs. Koehler
Math- Mrs. Schiavo
Sixth Grade Pre-Algebra
Individuals in Societies- Mrs. Tuskey
6th grade US History
After taking a quiz on the Washington administration, the students spent the rest of the week learning about the presidency of John Adams. The week of the 9th we will take an in depth look at the Jefferson administration. I anticipate a test by the end of the week.
7th grade US History
The students will complete their study of WWI this week with a test by the end of the week.
8th grade US History
The students will continue their exploration of ancient Rome. The week of the 9th they will study life in the Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity.
Religion- Mrs. Slifka
Design- Mrs. Clopton
PE- Coach Spicer
No updates this week.
Music- Mrs. Taylor
Composer of the Month: January – Frederic Chopin
no updates at this time
Art- Mrs. Dunham
No updates this week.