January 12, 2024
Please check in with your student to see if they still have supplies like pencils and remind them to charge chromebooks each night and bring them to school with their chargers.
ELA: Ms. Camden
We have wrapped up our nonfiction reading unit. Students read a nonfiction book, wrote notes, summaries, and CERs, and created a Smarter in Seconds video for their summative project.
Our next unit is an Argument Unit. We will be reading and analyzing arguments and then writing our own arguments using the skills we analyze.
Our second February book is due Feb. 29th. Students will need to read two books in March. Please remind your child that outside reading is required and the book form is a summative grade.
If your child has been absent, please check in with them to see if they are caught up with reading and classwork. My Daily Agenda can be found here and it is posted to Canvas.
Math: Mrs. Kanallakan
We have moved further into our percent unit! Students are doing calculations on finding percent markups and markdowns. Next week we will move into percent change and percent error. Please encourage your learner to calculate the tip while dining out at a restaurant. Or have them use mental math to find the discount at a store!
Learners also have weekly Khan practice that is due Sundays. Learners have been able to use class time and statesmen time to complete these skills. Please remind your learner to complete their practice by Sunday evening!
If your learner has been absent please encourage them to check out our Canvas page.
Science: Mrs. Tobey
Last week, students took their Cells Summative Test and used microscopes to see plant and animal cells. I am currently grading these tests, and retakes will be allowed.
This week, students used microscopes to find microorganisms in our sustainability pond water. Ask them what they saw! We also started talking about human body systems.
Next week, we will continue to learn about body systems. We will be talking about their jobs for the body and the major organs that are involved.
Students should have received their field trip form today for our SLU/Zoo field trip on April 3rd. Forms are due back by Friday, March 8th.
If you are wondering what we are doing in science class, you can visit my Daily Agendas that I project to the students each day. Students also have access to this through Canvas, and should look at it if they are ever absent.
Social Studies: Mr. McGinnis
Our Junior Achievement Field Trip was a success on our end with the help of our fabulous Parent Volunteers! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
This week in Social Studies, students presented their stock projects and created their class stock portfolios. They will compete against other classes on team for wonderful prizes and a pizza party at the end of May.
Next week we will have their post test on the JA unit. Please talk with your son or daughter about your financial decisions, budgets, investments etc. and if you do not have a 529 plan like the Missouri MOST plan, please consider looking into it. Every little bit helps.
We will start our 1960’s unit next week.
Students who signed up for Model UN will pick their country and begin their research next week with the goal of completing research by March 5th.
My syllabus can be accessed thru the link below
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.