The Brave Beat- March 2023
ICMS March Newsletter
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A reminder to:
Please send any pictures of school events to Ms. Murley. These could include sports events, music events, dance team, color guard, or anything school related activity that families have captured at an event for school. The pictures can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th Grade Social Studies (Mr. Stanifer)
6th Grade Math (Mrs. Ramey)
6th Grade Math (Mr. Appleton)
Mr. Appleton 6th Grade Math
We recently finished our unit on proportions and proportional relationships where we found that proportions can be used to solve many problems. We now are taking a quick look at percentages which are also ratios. Practice percent calculations when opportunities arise.
We will be spending most of March doing geometry where area and perimeter are big ticket items. Some of the IXL practice work becomes cumbersome, but less difficult than the upcoming I-Learn test which will be in less than 30 school days. Hard practice builds strong skills.
With the I-Learn test just a few days away, it is time to do a preparation check. Can the 6th grader work for at least two hours doing a rigorous task with no break. Practice at home with some hard chore and do not break during a two hour period. Can the 6th grader do work that seems beyond his or her skill level. Practice at home with a chore that seems too difficult. The student may need to divide the chore into chunks to accomplish the task. Making a plan of how to accomplish the task is also helpful. Really hard work at home will make the test at school appear to be easy. Can the 6th grader do challenging work and still maintain a healthy attitude? Practice doing irksome chores with a smile. A good attitude will go a long way toward success on the I-Learn test. Spring break is coming up. That would be a great time to do a checkpoint with respect to level and commitment to a difficult task.
7th grade ELA (Miss McCullough)
7/8 Math (Mrs. Emenhiser)
Math with Mrs. Emenhiser
It’s March!!!! We do still have several weeks to spring break, but the rough months are now behind us. This time will go by so quickly. Please remind your students to try their best everyday, let’s finish strong. We will have the end of the 3rd nine weeks, this year we will have two weeks before spring break, but then returning after two weeks the time will FLY! We will be having our ilearn testing, 10 days after we get back. Please make sure your student is prepared to be the best version of themselves. SLEEP is so important. Some protein for breakfast and just an I CAN attitude will go a long way.
7th grade - We will be going over slope. A very algebra heavy topic, but it also relates to our daily lives as well, as rate of change and unit rate. What is the price of gas, what are those eggs costing this week? - How is that a change from last week or last month? We will also cover some data topics, such as mean, median and mode. On the first day of school we measured ourselves, so we will be comparing their heights at the end of the year and using our measurements as our data.
8th grade - We need to dive into our 3D geometry unit and our Transformations unit. Volume is not a new topic, but our 8th grade shape to focus on is the sphere. Finding volume and surface area or solving for the radius depending on the problem. Transformations are so different and fun. Being able to pinpoint locations of shapes in space, after they have been moved, reflected, rotated and maybe even dilated. Once we have it all down, we will have a mean competition of Tetris!
FACS (Mrs. McFann)
Art (Ms Sandberg)
Help is needed to raise remaining funds for Scholastic Art Magazine for ICMS art students for the 2023/24 school year.
Thank you for your support of art education at ICMS.