We want to thank everyone that helped make the race and community day a great success! We raised $400 for the community food project and helped celebrate the value of healthy living. We are excited to get back to the regular life post PARCC. Students worked hard and should be celebrated.
Camping: Last week we sent out the health forms for our trip. They must be returned by this Friday or students will not be allowed to participate. We will be sending the packing lists out next week.
Surveys: If you still have a survey we would appreciate it getting filled out and returned.
100 Mile Club: Students will be regularly going out more and more and for longer distances as we approach the end of year camping trip. We will be targeting at least 5 miles per week, but may end up going out for more. Last week students gave a 5K run/walk after PARCC testing was over.
Science: 7th Graders have been working hard on science fair projects and they are due next week. We will spend this week in class preparing that last parts of our presentations and write-ups. Please check in with your child about their project and the progress they have made. Some students still need to sign up with Mr Leventhal to finish their projects others have been done for a week or two. All students should be working nightly to finish up and create presentations for our mini school science fair next week.
Also many student's Proposals were accepted into the Urban Advantage science celebration on May 7th - all families are invited to come to the Museum of Nature and Science and see presentations by over 300 7th grade students from Denver and Aurora public schools who participated in the Urban Advantage program this year.
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Math: We've finished with PARCC testing! I'm so proud of the hard work and perseverance of all students, especially during the math portion last week. Also last week, students designed and built solar ovens to cook pizza in. They did a great job following the design process and making changes as they tested their prototype. To finish out the year, we will have a lot more projects that students are working on that involve 7th grade math standards. We will start our next project on Monday which will be designing a probability carnival game. Students will use and calculate simple and compound probability to design fun carnival games that other students can play. The carnival will take place next Wednesday may 4th (time pending) along with the 6th graders. Homework may look a bit different than it has the rest of the year as students will be responsible for finishing up portions of the project if they do not finish them in class. Let me know if you have any questions.
Reading and Writing: We will be working to understand a broad range of ideas and genres all tied together by a study of systems thinking. This will include myths, drama, nonfiction work and a ton of challenging critical thinking games. Each week will also work to review and spiral key standards and strategies as we return to our online portfolios.
We will be writing essays that help us reflect on all our EfS topics starting with this week, we will be working on an essay to consider healthy lifestyles.
7th grade team