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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 January 11th:

Balkovic: English Language Arts (ELA)

Content: Make Your Voice Heard (Collection 4), “My Wonder Horse,” Analyzing Theme and Conflict

Homework: pg. 220 questions 3-6, Quiz on Thursday over “My Wonder Horse” and the vocabulary from the story

Larson: Science

Content: We are studying embryonic development in organisms and how a chick develops inside a shell.

Homework: Chicken Life Cycle, Chicken embryo development, Legends of Learning game

Computer Apps – Powers and Larson

Content: Another week of reviewing apps we used 1st semester

Homework: Excels checkbook and power point over future goals

Powers: Social Studies

Content: Lesson 13 on TCi: The Persian Wars and Lesson 14 The Golden Age of Athens

Homework: Students will discuss/read about the Persian Wars through PowerPoint and a video. They will complete Crack-the-Code lesson game. Then we will move on to The Golden Age of Athens.

Ridley:

Content: Adding/Subtracting fracitons

Homework: Study for test. Adding and subtracting fractions Formatives. Khan Academy 45 minutes

7th grade:

Week of January 11th:

Bobier: Science 7

Content: Abiotic and Biotic Factors in Ecosystems

Homework: Students will utilize the Explore Learning website (Gizmos) to continue learning about Abiotic and Biotic Factors.

Bobier: Honors Science 7

Content: Biodiversity in Ecosystems

Homework: Students will utilize Nearpod to continue learning about Biodiveristy.

Jewett: ELA 7

Content: We will be reviewing text features and reading “Big Rocks’ Balancing Act.” on pages 157-164 of their textbook.

Homework: Students must fill out the Big Rocks Worksheet on MS Teams and create a presentation summarizing the article.

LaFleur, K:

Content: Content: Students started the expressions unit last week. This week we are working on combining like terms and simplifying expressions. They will have a quiz at the end of the week.

Homework: Assignments can be found in Go Formative online or in their homework packet. Homework 4: Combining Like Terms, Combining Like Terms Coloring and a Quiz (Clever: K. LaFleur’s Math page: Go Formative) Khan Academy 45 minutes due by Sunday evening January 10th (Clever: K. LaFleur’s Math page: Khan Academy: Course mastery: pick any concept to work on). Reminder second semester Notes and homework packets for remote students are in the front entry of the school. The office is open from 7 a.m - 4 p.m Monday through Friday. Please email me with any questions or concerns. Kelly.lafleur@ops.org

Kisby:

Content: Physical Geography of India

Homework: Located in Teams. Students will complete a physical map of India and be able to reflect on how geography impacts how people live.

Kloppenborg:

Content: Students will continue the expressions unit this week. We will focus on integers, evaluating expressions, and translating expressions this week.

Homework: Assignments can be found in Go Formative. Homework #3 Evaluating Expressions and Homework #4 Translating Expressions (Clever: Mrs. Kloppenborg’s page: Go Formative) Khan Academy 90 minutes due by Sunday evening January 17th (Clever: Mrs. Kloppenborg’s page: Khan Academy: Course mastery: pick any concept to work on). Reminder second semester Notes and homework packets for remote students are in the front entry of the school. The office is open from 7 a.m - 4 p.m Monday through Friday. Please email me with any questions or concerns. mariel.kloppenborg@ops.org

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Rinn:

Content: Students are learning the phases of matter and that matter can change phases.

Homework: Gizmo-Physcial Changes, Nearpod-Physical change. All assignments can be found on Teams in the assignment tab. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. michele.rinn@ops.org

Sinnett:

Content: Students are reviewing figurative language and content of memoirs. Mississippi Solo pages 137-140.

Homework: Mississippi Solo guiding questions and Bellwork Jan. 5-14.

Assignments are in Teams with instructions and resource materials. Please contact me at paula.sinnett@ops.org if you need any other information.

Tietz:

Content: Physical Geography of India

Homework: Located in Teams. Students will complete a physical map of India and be able to reflect on how geography impacts how people live.

Walck: Humanities

Content: Physical Geography of India

Homework: Located in Teams. Students will complete a physical map of India and be able to reflect on how geography impacts how people live.

Wells: ELA 7

Content: We will be reviewing text features and reading “Big Rocks’ Balancing Act.” on pages 157-164 of their textbook.

Homework: Students must fill out the Big Rocks Worksheet on MS Teams and create a presentation summarizing the article.

Witherell: Math 7

Content: Students started the expressions unit this week. We will focus on order of operations, integers, evaluating expressions, and combining like terms this week.

Homework: Assignments can be found in Go Formative online or in their homework packet. Hw 4 Combining like terms and Combining like terms coloring activity, and Quiz (Clever: Mrs. Witherell’s page: Go Formative) Khan Academy 45 minutes each week- due by Sunday evening January 17th

( Total of 90 minutes due by Sunday evening)(Clever: Mrs. Witherell’s page: Khan Academy: Course mastery: pick any concept to work on). Reminder second semester Notes and homework packets for remote students are in the front entry of the school. The office is open from 7 a.m - 4 p.m Monday through Friday. Please email me with any questions or concerns. Keri.witherell@ops.org

8th grade:

Week of January 11th:

Bobier Science 8:

Content: Waves

Homework: Students will utilize Edpuzzle and Explore Learning (Gizmos) apps to continue learning about how Waves transfer energy.

Compton:

Content: Financial Literacy

Homework: Financial Literacy Lessons 1,2 &3

Henk:

Pre-Algebra

Content: Slope

Homework: Assignments on GoFormative

Algebra

Content: Systems of Equations - Substitution

Homework: Assignments on GoFormative

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Mitchell: English Language Arts

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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

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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.

Powers:

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Sinnett:

Content: Students are reviewing conflict and theme within the story “Marigolds” pages 213-224.

Homework: Marigolds guiding questions, Bellwork Jan. 5-14

Assignments are in Teams with instructions and resource materials. Please contact me at paula.sinnett@ops.org if you need any other information.

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Walck: Humanities

Content: Financial Literacy

Homework: Financial Literacy lessons 1-4. In class participation and Nearpods

Winterstein: (Pre-Algebra)

Content: Students will continue to work on graphing and be introduced to slope intercept form with a test next Tuesday/Wednesday.

Homework: There are 3 assignments for this unit and they are in formative, there is nothing in teams assignments. There is also Khan Academy we are working on both course mastery in 7th grade and the unit on Expressions, Equations and Inequalities.

Please email me if you have any questions or concerns at lindse.winterstein@ops.org

Winterstein: (Algebra):

Content: Students will continue to work through the packet on system of equations, this week will be substitution method.

Homework: We will have two places for assignments, one for a review in Khan Academy and one for a practice grade in formative.

Please email me if you have any questions or concerns at lindse.winterstein@ops.org

Witherell: 8th grade Pre-Algebra

Content: Students started the expressions unit this week. We will focus on finding slope and writing an equation of a line.

Homework: Assignments can be found in Go Formative online. Slope intro, plotting, Coordinate Plane and basic slope, Graphing slope, an 8 question quiz (Clever: Mrs. Witherell’s page: Go Formative) Khan Academy 90 minutes due by Sunday evening January 17th (Clever: Mrs. Witherell’s page: Khan Academy: Course mastery: pick any concept to work on). Please email me with any questions or concerns. Keri.witherell@ops.org

Rinn: Physical Science

Content: Students are reviewing the relationship between mass, volume, and density.

Homework: Gizmo-volume, Nearpod-Density. All assignments can be found on Teams in the assignment tab. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. michele.rinn@ops.org

Other / Elective

Week of January 11th:

Brimmerman:

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Brownfield

Health 7

Content: decision making

Homework: ed Puzzle for What Would You Do?

Health 8

Content: Physical fitness, nutrients

Homework: 3 day workout plan, nutrient chart

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Forster: Reading Skills

Content: “5 Of The Most Extreme Sports in the World” article (main idea/supporting detail analysis), beginning the article “To the Top of Dawn Wall.” Student application work (25 minutes per class period for 7th and 8th grade and 10 minutes per class period for 6th grade).

Homework: 7th and 8th grade: Research project (independent research project on one of the extreme sports – due January 19th). 6th grade: Read an article about wingsuit flying and answer questions (main idea practice)

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Franson: Reading Skills

Content: Basketball and Soccer unit (No Ordinary Sports)

Homework: Basketball and Soccer assignment (Teams), 15-minutes of Read180 practice per day

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LaFleur,P:

H Pre-Algebra:

Monday/Tuesday: Using data to create scatter plots and make predictions. HW: 4.3 Scatter Plot Review on Formative.

Wednesday/Thursday: Students will take a test where they will create scatter plots and make predictions.

H. Algebra:

Monday/Tuesday: Solving systems of equations using substitution. HW: 4.2 Solve Systems by Substitution on Formative.

Wednesday/Thursday: Solving systems of equations using substitution. HW: 4.2 Substitution Day 2 on Formative.

H. Geometry:

Monday/Tuesday: Finding the centroid of a triangle given three points on the coordinate plane. HW: 5.2 Points on Coordinate Planes on Formative

Wednesday/Thursday: Analyzing the relationships between the sides and angles in triangles using inequalities. HW: 5.1-5.3 Quiz on Formative

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Ludlow:

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  • Spanish 1: Food Vocabulary activities, Introduction to “Me Gusta”

  • Spanish 2: Food Vocabulary activities, adding descriptions for Food, and nouns/verbs that correlate

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  • Spanish 1: Fill in the Blank Food Worksheet and “Me Gusta” worksheet

  • Spanish 2: Fill in the Blank Food Worksheets

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Pekny:

7th HGD:

Content: Decision Making Skills,

Homework: Decision Making Worksheet, Degrassi Video Questions, and Decide Model Quiz

8th HGD:

Content: Emotional and Mental Health, Communication Skills

Homework: EMH SG, Communication Skill WS

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Rodenburg:

7th Grade

Content: Students are researching for their highlighted discovery for the upcoming Timeline Banner project and explaining how they did the research.

Homework: Timeline Banner Design Specifications and Timeline Banner Design Brief

8th Grade

Content: Students are researching for one of two experiment choices, choosing a problem statement & hypothesis for that experiment and explaining how they did the research.

Homework: Next Scientists Design Specifications and Next Scientists Design Brief

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Wiig:

Honors

Content: We are reading two plays to choose which play we will perform (virtually) in April.

Homework: Tentative Virtual Show dates are April 29th & 30th @ 7pm & May 1st @ 1pm

Drama Exploration

Content: Building our Community- we are getting to know our ensemble and learning names and faces.

Homework: Come in ready to work and participate each day. Get your picture in to Mrs. Wiig (Teams Assignment) and complete your OneNote Technology Practice Assignment.