- International Towne is coming in three weeks on Thursday, January 29th. We will take a trip to Young Americans Bank in Cherry Creek North to participate in a great opportunity to explore global economies and interdependence. We'd love to have a few parent volunteers! Please contact Mr. Piza or Mr. Logan for more information.
- Thursday Folders are coming home! 7th graders should be bringing home returned work along with any announcements every Thursday with a signature page for parents / guardians. Be sure to sign and return the page so your student is not asked to stay in Overtime after school. Also, this is a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours preparing Thursday folders! Contact Mr. Logan if you have free time Thursday mornings to help.
- Here's another 100 Mile Club plug! Most students have passed the 25-mile mark and simply need to pay the $10 fee to receive a 100 Mile Club T-Shirt. Click here for more information and please send in $10 if you haven't already (checks can be made out to DPS).
We will be starting a new unit this week. The Unit will be a dual Reading for Information and World History Unit. We will use the idea of primary sources as a source of information to start exploring the world of antiquity. By the end of the unit, students will be responsible for presenting on a couple different historical topics that include both primary sources and secondary sources (text book) as a way of showing their capacity for working with multiple sources and synthesizing information (as well as our other reading standards. Along the way, we will also get some geography/atlas practice and get back to our Greek and Latin roots for vocabulary development.
We will begin revising our drafted work this week in our companion writing (writing about books/ literary essays) by exploring specific techniques writers use to achieve certain goals in their work.
We continue our study of the global economy as we prepare for International Towne in three weeks. This week, we'll discuss topics in personal finance, including budgeting and balancing needs and wants with opportunity costs.
We didn't quite get to the mid-point of our unit on rational numbers before break so we'll take a half step back to review this week. Also, math class is NEW AND IMPROVED! Students will be working within a menu of options to increase both the amount of work as well as the challenge and rigor. Ask your student how math class is going this week! Remember to check your student's SchoolNet account for quiz results and check here for assignments and lessons. We are in lessons 15 thru 17 this week. Remember, tutoring is held Tuesday afternoons, 3:45-4:45!
Monday - No School.
Tuesday - Lesson 15: Problem Set # 1-8.
Wednesday - Lesson 16: Problem Set # 1-3.
Thursday - Lesson 17: Problem Set # 1-5.
Friday - Mid-Unit Quiz Today!
Have a great week!