Middle School News: October
From the desk of Mrs. Brockmon
A Message From Mrs. Brockmon...
Learning is more than sitting quietly and behaving, it is participating in what is being learned. Is you child actively participating in learning? These steps can help your child to be an active participant. in their learning.
- Arrive to class every day, on time and prepared
- Ask thoughtful questions
- Contribute to discussions and group work
Grades can be affected by class participation. Talk to your child about actively participating in learning.
October 26 - Blueberry kick off event @ Riverfront Conference Center
October 27 - Middle School Dance from 3-5 costumes optional
October 28- Trick or Treat Trails @ the high school from 2-5
October 31 - Half day
November 1 - Career Fair for the 8th grade students
November 3 - End of the first marking period
November 5 - Daylight savings Time ends - turn your clocks back
November 8 - Parent Teacher Conferences @ the Middle School from 3:30-7:00
November 9 - Parent Teacher Conferences @ the Middle School from 4:00-7:00
November 10 - No School
November 22-24 - No School
HALF DAY SCHEDULE:
Bentley Middle School Staff
Top Row from left to right:
Mrs. Martinbianco; Mr. Tear; Ms. Zell; Ms. Medlin; Mrs. Frey; Mr. Pyscher
Middle Row from left to right:
Ms. Gooch; Mrs. Endicott; Mrs. Ash; Ms. Mona; Mrs. Browning; Mrs. Youness
Bottom row from left to right:
Mrs. Crystal; Mrs. Corthals; Mr. Ash; Ms. Klimaszewski; Mrs. Robinson;
Mrs. Metiva; Ms. Cooper
7th Grade - Heredity; the students will identify dominant and recessive genes and can explain how the DNA carries the necessary information for offspring to grow and develop.
8th Grade - Mineral properties; Students will use various clues and will have to figure out which mineral is which based on certain properties on their clue cards. Students will also have to list certain properties of minerals.Students are learning the physical properties of minerals
Peace Days are days when the entire grade level has no write-ups, minor or major.
6th grade has 11 peace days
7th grade has 12 peace days
8th grade has 15 peace days!
Social Studies Update
7th Grade - 7 – Students will explain how and when human communities populated major regions of the world and adapted to a variety of environments and what archaeologists have learned about Paleolithic and Neolithic societies; they will describe the transition from hunter gatherers to sedentary agriculture (domestication of plants and animals) and explain the importance of the natural environment in the development of agricultural settlements in different locations.
8th Grade - Students will analyze how the English Bill of Rights influenced the colonists, evaluate the effects the Navigation Acts had on colonial economics, identify how New England's economic activities were different form those of the southern colonies, analyze the message of the Great Awakening and explain how both Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment reflected new ways of thinking.
Our new president is:
Brittany Nimmo and Karly McCarrick as runner up
Our new Vice-President is:
Adrionna Ritzert and Madilyn Kelly as runner up
7th Grade -Students will be able to solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. They will be able to apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies.
8th Grade - Students will apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions. Students will also be able to use square root and cube root symbols to represent solutions to equations of the form x2 = p and x3 = p, where p is a positive rational number. Evaluate square roots of small perfect squares and cube roots of small perfect cubes. Know that √2 is irrational.
Algebra - Students will understand that a function from one set (called the domain) to another set (called the range) assigns to each element of the domain exactly one element of the range. If f is a function and x is an element of its domain, then f(x) denotes the output of f corresponding to the input x. The graph of f is the graph of the equation y = f(x).
By the end of the year, students will be able to read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems. They will also be able to analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text and analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
6th Grade - Is currently reading The Color of my Words by Lynn Joseph
7th Grade - Is reading The Giver by Lois Lowry
8th Grade - Is reading Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry by Mildred Taylor
Please encourage your child to read at home and ask them about the books they are reading at school.
Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA)
has approved a grant for the middle school allowing us to incorporate more movement during the school day. We are also learning about ways to improve healthy nutrition and being active. THANK YOU!
Extra class Updates
Communications 6 - Students will identify the following elements in a given speech: purpose, targeted audience, methods of engaging audience. They will also create, outline, plan, and present a How-To speech on a given topic.
Computers 6 - Students are learning how to create and navigate through the different applications of Google. This week they explored Google Sheets.Art 7 - Students will engage in analyzing their personal artwork (landscape paintings) in parts, through a view finder in order to find the area that is most attractive to the viewer.
Health 7 -Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use stress management techniques and demonstrate ways to show caring and respect for others, including those with real or perceived differences.
Spanish 8 - Students will complete research on a cultural figure of their choosing for dia de los muertos, complete a writing assignment finish their written portion of the assignment and create an ofrendas.
STEM 8 - Students will analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.
Beginning Band - Students will learn the correct fingering/position for the first five notes and play them with good tone.
Physical Education 6 - Students are learning the rules and processes of Invasion Games and the rules and positions of soccer and basketball
Physical Education 7 - Students are learning the rules and processes of Invasion Games
Physical Education 8 - Students are learning how to play Floor Hockey, the rules and different positions of the sport.
PLEASE REMIND YOUR CHILD TO DRESS & PARTICIPATE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TIPS:
- Do stretches, exercises, or pedal a stationary bike while watching TV
- Join a walking group in the neighborhood or at the local mall. Recruit a partner for support and encouragement.
- Make a conscious effort to take the stairs instead of riding the elevator
- Aim for a least 30 minutes of physical activity every day and have fun while doing it! Do activities that you enjoy, make you feel good, and help relieve stress.