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Lewis & Clark Middle School

How to Navigate the Newsletter

Navigating the newsletter: This newsletter provides information about class content and assignments. It is separated by grade level (6th, 7th, and 8th), as well as Other/Elective classes.


Please make sure you are reviewing the information in the Other/Elective section for all elective classes. For example, if your child has Reading Skills with Mrs. Forster, you would search in the Other/Elective section for the name "Forster."

6th grade:



Week of October 19th:



Larson – Science

Content: Water Cycle and the movement of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Assignments: Water cycle game is due the 15th – summative. Quiz on Tuesday and Wednesday over the water cycle.


Computer Apps – Larson/Powers

Content: Creating links in power point and attaching them to shapes

Assignments: Nebraska ppt and My Trip ppt.


Social Studies– Powers

Content: TCi Lesson 6: The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs – What did the pharaohs of ancient Egypt accomplish, and how did they do it?

Assignments: Turn in sarcophagus filled with items for the afterlife. "A Pharaoh’s Point of View” activity: Monday/Tuesday: Pharaoh Khufu, Wednesday/Thursday: Pharaoh Senusret and Pharaoh Hatshepsut, Friday/Monday: Pharaoh Ramses II.

7th grade:


Week of October 19th:


Rinn- Science 7-Students will review for their summative test over mass, volume and density. Students will take the summative test on 10/21-10/22. All assignments can be found on Teams. Please let me know if you are not getting the missing assignment messages or the reminder message for the summative test.

Haggard Art 7- Students will begin instruction on drawing from observation. This includes using Thumbnails, Sketches, a Viewfinder, and a selected object. The Assignment descriptions can be found on Teams.

Jewett: ELA 7 – Students are learning about perception and reality by analyzing anamorphic chalk art. They will also be working out of their Close Reader on October 23 / 30. They should begin reading the second novel they got from school and be ready to finish it in 6 weeks. Email me at stephanie.jewett@ops.org if you have any questions.

Sinnett: ELA 7 Students will begin Collection 2: Perception and Reality. This week will focus on the selection “Pavement Chalk Art” pages 89-92. Assignments can be found on teams. Students will also be attending Library orientation 1 day this week. Email me at paula.sinnett@ops.org if you have any questions.

LaFleur – Math 7 – Students are still working with percent. This week their focus is on percent of change and simple interest. The next unit test will be October 27 and 28. The students should also keep working on Khan Academy. By October 25 the students should be up to 315 minutes. Please remember this will be a summative grade at the end of the semester, so we need to get those minutes up. If you have any questions, please email me at kelly.lafleur@ops.org.

Kisby: Humanities 7

Content: Introduction to Africa – Africa's physical geography

Homework: If you did not finish CBA #1 last week, finish by Friday

Witherell: Students will still be working in the percent unit. This week we are focused on the percent of change and simple interest. The unit test will be next week October 27&28. Please continue to work on Khan academy minutes. You need 315 minutes by Sunday the 25th.

Wells: ELA 7 – Students are learning about perception and reality by analyzing anamorphic chalk art. They will also be working out of their Close Reader on October 23 / 30. They should begin reading the second novel they got from school and be ready to finish it in 6 weeks. Email me at peyton.wells@ops.org if you have any questions.

8th grade:


Week of October 19th:




Mitchell: English Language Arts

Content: The Thrill of Horror & Independent Novel

Homework: Frankenstein (Close Reader) & Independent Novel

Assignments are loaded into Microsoft Teams with instructions and resource materials. Please contact me at Amy.Mitchell@ops.org if you need any other information.

Nordmeyer: English Language Arts

Content: The Thrill of Horror & Independent Novel

Homework: Frankenstein (Close Reader) & Independent Novel

Assignments are loaded into Microsoft Teams with instructions and resource materials. Please contact me at Devon.Nordmeyer@ops.org if you need any other information.

Sinnett: ELA 8 Students will begin Collection 2: The Thrill of Horror. Instruction will focus on the selection “The Tell-Tale Heart” pages 89-94 in the textbook. Assignments can be found on teams. Students will also be attending Library orientation 1 day this week. Email me at paula.sinnett@ops.org if you have any questions.

Winterstein: Pre-Algebra: We will start working through unit 2 over equations.

Homework will continue to be in Formative. Students will have assignments called Combine Like Terms, Distributive property and writing and evaluating expressions. They will have a quiz over these topics next Tuesday and Wednesday. These quizzes are open note.

Khan Academy should be at 315 minutes by Sunday 10/25. Students should have 90% proficiency in at least 4 of the units for 6th grade at least 50% of the total course.

Winterstein: H. Algebra: Students will continue to work through different types of equations and solving them.

Homework will continue to be in Formative. The assignments will be called Proportions, Absolute Value Equations, and literal equations. There will be a quiz the following week in class on Tuesday 10-27.

Witherell: Students are working on expressions this week. Our focus this week will be combining like terms, evaluating terms, order of operations, and distributive property. It is important that students are engaged in the lesson in class, as well as, remotely. Khan academy minutes are due on Sunday October 25: 315 minutes are needed.

Other / Elective

Week of October 19th:



Brownfield

7th Health

Content: Introduction to class, types of decision making

Homework: none

8th Health

Content: Introduction to class, fitness

Homework: Fitness chart

Forster: Reading Skills

Content: Short Story (“The Lottery”), Literary Elements (Character, Setting, Plot, Theme). Q2 book selection.

Homework: Q2 novel: Literary Elements assignment (due October 27th)

Franson: Reading Skills

Content: Short Story (“The Lottery”), Literary Elements (Character, Setting, Plot, Theme). Q2 book selection.

Homework: Q2 novel: Literary Elements assignment (due October 27th)

Johnson:

8th Grade: Global Entrepreneurship

Content: This week students will continue to learn about what it means to be a self-sufficient, dependent, and interdependent country. Students will also continue to learn about the importance of imports and exports.

Homework: Label Search Activity and Key Points to Remember

7th Grade: Entrepreneurship

Content: This week we will review our banking and budgeting unit and have our first summative assessment. The summative assessment will be over the Banking and Budgeting Unit.

Homework: Banking and Budgeting Review Worksheet

Jorgensen: 6th grade Art and Art 8

6th grade Art: This was we are continuing to work on our final project for our Greek Pottery unit. The Greek Mythical Creature Sketches are due by the end of the day on October 19th, 2020.

Art 8: Monday and Tuesday will be the last day that we are working on our final project for the Harlem Renaissance unit. The final Harlem Renaissance project is due by the end of the day on Wednesday, October 28th, 2020. Starting on Wednesday, we will begin discussing our next unit, Pop Art and Andy Warhol.

Therkelsen: Spanish 1

Content: Introduction to Spain and begin cultural mini-unit on El Día de los Muertos

Homework: You will need a blank white sheet of paper (copy or construction) for a symmetry assignment with las calaveras. Get one from the teacher, if needed.

Foral: Spanish 1

Content: Introduction to Spain and begin cultural mini-unit on El Día de los Muertos

Homework: You will need a blank white sheet of paper (copy or construction) for a symmetry assignment with las calaveras. Get one from the teacher, if needed.

Rodenburg: Inventions and Innovations

7th Grade

Content: Students will be finishing their International Space Station module models and then reflecting on their projects .

Homework: You will turn in the Space Module Model to me or an image the model in Teams. Also you will turn in a Powerpoint presentation for your model.

8th Grade

Content: Students will be finishing their Mars Science Laboratory Rover models and then reflecting on their projects.

Homework: You will turn in the Mars Science Laboratory Rover model to me or an image the model in Teams. Also you will turn in a Powerpoint presentation for your model.

Wiig: Drama

All Classes

Content: We will be working on Theater Basics Scenes for the next two weeks. Performances will be next week and are representative of TWO SUMMATIVE GRADES. It is IMPERATIVE that your camera and microphone are working in Teams. Your partner needs you. Being on camera can make people nervous, but the only way to get better is to practice, and I will cheer you on for every step you take.

Homework: Make sure your iPad is fully charged and the camera and microphone are working. Contact Ms. Wiig if the camera isn’t working in Teams.

P. LaFleur


H Pre-Algebra

Monday/Tuesday: Solving One-Step Equations with homework on Formative.

Wednesday/Thursday: Solving Two-Step Equations with homework on Formative.

Friday: Solving Two-Step Equations with homework on Formative.

H Algebra:

Monday/Tuesday: Solving Literal Equations with homework on Formative.

Wednesday/Thursday: Quiz

Friday: Story Problems

H Geometry:

Monday/Tuesday: Section 2-7: Proving Segment Relationships.

HW: 2-7 on Formative

Wednesday/Thursday: Section 2-8: Proving Angle Relationships.

HW: 2-8 and Review on Formative
Friday: Chapter 2 Test

Ludlow: 7th and 8th grade spanish

Content: Día de los muertos

Homework: Presentation on dia de los muertos

Rahn: Student Reporting Labs

Content: Back to School: Grown-up Edition project.

Homework: Brainstorming worksheet, Story Pitch Sheet and FlipGrid Video