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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 26th:


Larson: Science

Content: Looking for patterns in weather so we can make accurate predictions

Assignments: Weather ppt (summative project working on every day in class, so if they miss a class, they will want to find out what was missed). Each day has mini lessons that are incorporated into the ppt. In teams, ppt over this week is uploaded to make sure things are done.

Computer Apps: Larson and Powers

Content: Inserting links into a power point (ppt), Introduction to excel program

Assignments: My Trip summative ppt due on Monday, Survey graph due Friday

Social Studies– Powers

Content: Finishing TCi Lesson 6: The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs

Assignments: Sarcophagus filled with items for the afterlife should be turned in. “Pharaoh’s Point of View” should be turned in on TEAMS by the end of the day Monday. Complete the Lesson Game – Crack the Code.

7th grade:


Week of October 26th:


Bobier- Science 7-Students will continue learning about physical and chemical properties and changes and then move into the Periodic Table. All assignments will be posted in Teams.


Bobier- Honors Science 7-Students will continue working on their Applying Chemistry Summative Project and will present during class on the 28th. They will begin learning about atoms and molecules at the end of the week.


Haggard Art 7- Students this week will continue with instruction on drawing from observation. Some will begin work on the Summative assignment SU Draw 2. Those students will be in person drawing an assigned object from direct observation. Students on Virtual will be working through Aesthetics (either Expressionism or Formalism; student choice) as applied to observational drawing.


Jewett: ELA 7 – Students are taking the MAP reading test Monday-Thursday if they are in person. If they are at home, they will be completing two different Nearpod presentations as homework which are both due at the end of Friday.

They will also be working out of their Close Reader on Friday. They should be reading the second novel they got from school every day and be ready to finish it in 5 weeks. All missing work from Quarter 1 is due by November 1st. After November 1st, any missing work will be recorded as a “0” in the gradebook. Email me at stephanie.jewett@ops.org if you have any questions.


Wells: ELA 7 – Students are taking the MAP reading test Monday-Thursday if they are in person. If they are at home, they will be completing two different Nearpod presentations as homework which are both due at the end of Friday.

They will also be working out of their Close Reader on Friday. They should be reading the second novel they got from school every day and be ready to finish it in 5 weeks. Email me at peyton.wells@ops.org if you have any questions.


Sinnett: Language Arts

Content: MAP Testing (In Person students) and Nearpod for students at home. Nearpods will be due at the end of the day on Friday.

Homework: Students should be reading their 2nd quarter novel for 20 minutes per day.

Please contact me at paula.sinnett@ops.org if you need any other information.


Rinn: Science 7 Students will continue to learn about the Periodic table and how it is organized. All assignments will be posted in Teams.

8th grade:


Week of October 26th:


Bobier- Science 8-Students will continue working on their End of Humanity Summative Project, which will be due on the 28th. They will begin learning about genetics at the end of the week.

Mitchell: English Language Arts

Content: MAP Testing (In Person students) and Nearpod

Homework: Nearpod

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: MAP Testing (In Person students) and Nearpod

Homework: Nearpod

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: Language Arts

Content: MAP Testing (In Person students) and Nearpod for students at home.

Homework: Students should be reading their 2nd quarter novel for 20 minutes per day.

Please contact me at paula.sinnett@ops.org if you need any other information.

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

Homework will continue to be in Formative. Students will have a quiz over combine like terms, evaluating and writing equations, and the distributive property on Tuesday and Wednesday. These quizzes are open note. They will have a nearpod over solving equations on Thursday and Friday.

Khan Academy should be at 360 minutes by Sunday 11/1. Students should have 90% proficiency in at least 4 of the units for 6th grade at least 50% of the total course. They will need to have 10% course mastery done in order for them to get a 1 on the summative grade.

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

Homework will continue to be in Formative. There will be a quiz in class on Tuesday 10-27. On Thursday, they will be working with solving multi-step equations with inequalities.

Other / Elective

Week of October 26th:


Week of October 26th:

Brownfield

Health 7

Content: Responsible Decision Making, Dangerous Decisions

Homework: What Would You Do edpuzzle, Dangerous Decisions Chart

Health 8

Content: Nutrients, Sugar

Homework: Nutrient Chart, Sugar Experiment

Forster: Reading Skills

Content: Literary Elements (character, setting, plot) for “The Lottery” and vocabulary from “The Lottery.”

Homework: Q2 Reading Reflection (due 10/27) and “The Lottery” (Paragraphs 1-4) due 10/28

Franson: Reading Skills

Content: Literary Elements (character, setting, plot) for “The Lottery” and vocabulary from “The Lottery”

Homework: Reading Reflection (due 10/27) and “The Lottery” (Paragraphs 1-4) due 10/28

Fox

ESL American Studies-

Content- Election Mini-Unit beginning this week.

Homework- Island Projects- finish up your Island Map and Presentation writing in One Note

ESL Science-

Content- Plants- Photosynthesis and Pollination

Homework- review 6 vocabulary words

ESL Math Foundations-

Content- Addition unit beginning

Homework- practice addition facts

ESL B Reading- 7th grade

Content- Summary Paragraph writing

Homework- read independently on Epic Books or Sora

Johnson: Entrepreneurship and Global Entrepreneurship

8th Grade: Global Entrepreneurship

Content: This week students will be introduced to the geography portion of our class. Students will learn about different continents geography and how the geography of these continents impacts their economies.

Homework: Continent Investigation Map Project

7th Grade: Entrepreneurship

Content: This week students will be introduced to their Business Plan Project. This Project will be worth three summative grades and we will work on it throughout the rest of the semester.

Homework: Finish Summative Assessment, Entrepreneurship Questions and Self-Assessment

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.

Rodenburg: Inventions and Innovations

7th Grade

Content: We was finishing up our reflection of the Space Station Unit and Starting the Windmill Turbine Unit.

Homework: Space Station Challenge Evaluation, Turbine Design Specification, and Turbine Design Brief

8th Grade

Content: We was finishing up our reflection of the Rover Unit and Starting the Solar Oven Unit.

Homework: Rover Challenge Evaluation, Oven Design Specification, and Oven Design Brief

Ludlow: Spanish 1 and 2

Content: Day of the Dead

Homework: Presentations on day of the dead. Calavera Poem. Story map for Coco.

Rahn: Student Reporting Labs

Both 7th and 8th Grade

Content: Nearpod on Sourcing Your Information. In the Library with Dr. Schnabel learning about researching current events and reliable websites. Editing your interview and adding B roll.

Homework: Finish Nearpod. Rough Cut of Back to School Grown-up Edition project is due on Monday, November 2nd.

Foral and Therkelsen: Spanish 1

Content: Day of the Dead

Homework: Symmetrical calavera, Book of Life scavenger hunt