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CLASSROOM UPDATES: 1/11/16 - 1/15/16
Reading Unit: Nonfiction and drama
Focus: The Diary of Anne Frank and the Holocaust (book club selections)
Writing Unit: Literary Essays: Analyzing Craft and Theme
Students have been learning background information about WWII and the Holocaust in preparation for reading The Diary of Anne Frank and their selected book club novels.
This week we are studying slope-intercept form. We will have a quiz of sloper-intercept form next Wednesday, January 20th.
Independent Work: Mon. - pg 354 4,6,12,16; Tu - worksheet; Wed - pg 360 7-12; Th - worksheet
This week we are continuing our unit in Geometry. Concepts for this week are the Pythagorean Theorem and Transformations. A quiz over the Pythagorean Theorem will take place tomorrow, January 12th.
Independent Work: Mon. - Apply WS; Tu - Translation/Reflection WS; Wed - Rotation WS; Th - Dilation WS
Unit: Plate Tectonics
January will be dedicated to the theory of plate tectonics, including earthquakes and volcanoes.
Unit: The Declaration of Independence
Essential Questions: What principles of government are expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
Students have read and analyzed key principles of the Declaration of Independence. The four principles are:
1. All men are created equal
2. All people are born with natural rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
3. Governments are created to protect the natural rights of the people, and the power to rule comes from the people.
4. If governments fail to protect the natural rights of the people, the people have the right to change or abolish the government.
Students will be evaluated on their understanding of the Declaration of Independence on Thursday.
NEED EXTRA HELP?
Ms. Barkho: Monday and Tuesday until 4:30pm, Thursdays by appointment
Ms. Cathey: Monday through Friday until 4:30pm
Mr. Krankowski: By appointment
Mr. Lorentzen: Mornings beginning at 7:15am
Mrs. McDaniel: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until 4:30pm
Mr. Mudd: Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:30pm
Mr. Pearcy: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until 4:30pm
**There will be no tutoring available on the third Wednesday of each month as the teachers will be participating in Staff Meetings.
Also, there is NO SCHOOL Friday, January 15th, or Monday, January 18th.