We have some stuff going on!
Cross Country Update: We have fought for permission from the district to show up. We would love all participants to come to the meet tomorrow. We understand if other arrangements have been made for the long haul, but we will still happily take all students who have signed-up to the meet tomorrow (and the remaining 2 meets).
Reading and Writing: This week we are reading about "The Secret Life of Paper" and its impact on the environment. We are practicing our summarizing skills and spiraling some use of inference skills to answer questions as well as use of context clues to deal with challenging vocabulary. Our general trajectory is here along with some resources. Just check the tab for this week at the bottom.
Math:Hi 7th grade families! This week during math we will focus on misconceptions about determining proportionality from information given in word problems, tables, and/or graphs. We took a mid-module assessment last Friday and I saw some common misconceptions so we are going to address those as a class and correct them individually. Students will have additional opportunities to prove their proficiency during class and homework problems to improve their grade. For those who scored advanced on a given problem they will have an extension problem to do during class and for homework instead of review. Finally, we will be dipping our toes into writing equations to represent proportional relationships.
EfS: We are studying the material life cycle of products as part of our sustainable economics work. For an idea of a resource on the topic. Feel free to visit www.storyofstuff.org. It should be noted that this is a strong opinion piece and we are clear to let students know that.
Here is a list of the upcoming fun. Feel free to ask questions about any trip.
- 9.15.15: DADS
- 9.24.15: Zoo
- 9.30: 1/2 of kids go to Balarat
- 10.14: other 1/2 go to Balarat
- 10.1: kids not going to Balarat (they choose this), go to Green Mountain for a nature hike. This may change
- 10.21 Botanical Gardens
- 11.11 Museum of Nature and Science
- Johnson and Wales visits us in Oct, we visit them in Nov.