Math night: Families are welcome to come to our first math night this Thursday 1/18 from 5:30 - 6:30 at DGS. Families will rotate through four stations that include a concession stand run by students, a casino station (with a game run by yours favorite 7th grade math teacher), geometry games and how families can support math development at home.It should be a lot of fun!
Topics = This week we're going to finish up writing 2 step algebraic equations from situations in the form of y=mx + b on Tuesday. Then Wednesday through Friday we'll work on writing, solving, and graphing alebraic inequalities.
Essential Questions = When do we use inequalities in real life? How do we graph them? What's special about solving with negatives?
IXL skills = T.4 Solve one step inequalities
Topics = We will begin reading about the life cycle of different consumer goods as we seek to start answering "who are we as consumers?" Students are also working on writing their first arguments in a essay.
In the world of vocabulary, we are studying Greek and Latin roots to help expand our word base.
Essential Questions = Please check in with students about their essays. We will seek to wrap these up by the end of the week.
Topics = Graphing data from our cookie lab
Essential Questions = How did the cookie mining lab model mining? What are the 5 steps of mining?
Education for Sustainability (EfS, Wagner)
Topics = This week we're continuing and hopefully nearly finishing of our end of unit project on climate change.
Essential Questions = What is your group doing to share out your learning? Poster? Video? What will the message be?
English Language Acquisition (Zendle):
Topics = Students finished their persuasive essays last week and will be tested in their improved English skills this week and next week.
Essential Questions = Since students are testing, please be sure to ask, "What did you eat for breakfast?" Students have been working diligently, so as long as they are well-rested and have eaten a good breakfast, they will demonstrate strong improvement on their English Language Development skills.