Tarheels/ Team 1 Newsletter
January 16, 2015
February 5th- 9 Week School Reward- Skateland
1. No majors
2. No more than 2 minors
3. No unexcused absences
4. No more than 2 unexcused tardies
5. No more than 1 zero per class period on assignment/test/project
Also, if you are out and about at any used book stores and find copies we would love for a donation of these. The books we currently have are in pretty sad condition.
Mrs. Pavese and Mrs. Canerday would be eternally grateful!
Academic Class Information
Students also created a "TOONDOO" to accurately portray a scene from this weeks readings and they were very creative. We have some talented cartoonists in our midst!
Students will have an open book/note test on this weeks readings on the 19th. If they missed any days this week, they need complete these chapters by Tuesday of next week.
First period has been interacting with other classes doing an interview series for our rising 7th graders for the 2015-2016 school year. We also have some students working on an amazing art project about our theme entitled CHANGE. One student is writing a school song and finally a group of students has been working on an online collage to display activities here at the Fork. I encourage students in this class to work on this project outside of the school day. I'm excited to see how our final TEAM project turns out in March.
Third period is working on the Great American Mail Race and will be writing to and receiving mail from a 7th grade student in a school of their choice in any state they choose. Please have your child bring in one Forever stamp for this activity by next week.
The end of this nine weeks is January 23rd. Please make sure all missed work is turned in by January 21st to my class. After this date, missed work or late work will not be accepted.
Math Group Tutoring and Afterschool Help Sessions
Students in 1st, 2nd & 4th are finishing their study of scale model/drawing. They have been solving problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures and computing actual lengths and areas from scale drawings and reproducing a drawing using different scales. They have looked at real world examples of blue prints, flags of the world and the ratio that all flags of world use when making replicas and have looked at the tallest buildings of the world and models.
Students in 3rd period are finishing their study of percents. This week we focused on calculating simple interest and percent of change. We have looked at real world examples of how items can depreciate or appreciate over time. We also related simple interest to saving money and borrowing money from the bank.