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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 April 12th:

Balkovic: English Language Arts

Content: Collection 5: Decisions that Matter- Students will be analyzing non-fiction texts to identify the characteristics of a memoir and biography.

Reading “It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership” by Colin Powell, page 253 and “from: Colin Powell: Military Leader” by Warren Brown page 260

Homework: Questions 1-3 page 268 on Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram Due Wednesday, April 14th, Question 5 page 268 turned in as a 3-paragraph review presented on the Columnist Worksheet or as an audio clip Due Friday, April 16th

Larson: Science

Content: Comparison of Frog to Human Body. Paper frog dissection first for background, then actual frog dissection. How are their organs similar and different to ours?

Homework: Paper frog activity, frog dissecction sheet.

Computer Apps – Powers and Larson

Content: Block Coding for Programming

Homework: Lesson 6 of Tynker Programming 101. Begin Hour of code at end of week?

Powers: Social Studies

Content: Lesson 29: Life in Medieval Times

Homework: Medieval Times Crossword, vocabulary practice, students will be working on Coat of Arms projects. The summative project is due April 19th! ALL documents about the Coat of Arms can be found on TEAMS (labels, heraldic colors, rubric, etc.).

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Bobier: Science 7

Content: Plate Tectonics

Homework: Students will continue learning about the impacts of plate tectonics by studying earthquakes and volcanoes using the Nearpod app and Gizmo website.

Bobier: Honors Science 7

Content: Evolution and Genetics

Homework: Students will complete their Biotechnology Flipgrid assignment and begin their summative End of Humanity project.

Jewett:

Content: “Uprising” pages 283-302 and “Craig Kielburger Reflects on Working Toward Peace” pages 307-312.

Homework: “Triangle Fire Factory Evaluation”- due April 16 (this is a summative assignment). “Uprising POV Analysis”- due April 18. “Craig Kielburger Notes and Work”- due April 23. Please contact me at stephanie.jewett@ops.org if you need any other information.

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Kisby:

Content: Imperialism, Russian Revolution, and Rise of Communism

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Sinnett: Language Arts 7

Content: Triangle Factory Fire

Homework: Students will be writing a newspaper article using a photo prompt and facts from the text. The Triangle Factory Fire, Collections textbook pages 266-276.

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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Wells:

Content: “Uprising” pages 283-302 and “Craig Kielburger Reflects on Working Toward Peace” pages 307-312.

Homework: Students need to complete “Uprising POV Analysis” and “Craig Kielburger Notes and Work” in Teams before class meets next week. Please contact me at peyton.wells@ops.org if you need any other information.

Witherell:

Content: Two step equations and Inequalities

Homework: Quiz in Go Formative and Khan Academy Minutes 540 minutes should be completed by Sunday, April 18 for this semester. :

8th grade:

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Bobier Science 8:

Content: Electromagnetic Spectrum

Homework: Students will create a hand drawn or digital slideshow poster of the Electromagnetic Spectrum. This will begin their review of Light Waves before the test next week.

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Henk:

Pre-Algebra

Content: Congruency and Proportions

Homework: Check GoFormative

Algebra

Content: Polynomials

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Mitchell: English Language Arts

Content: Beginning Holocaust Unit

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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

Content: Beginning Holocaust Unit

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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.

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Sinnett: Language Arts 8

Content: Play - The Diary of Anne Frank

Homework: Finish Act 1. Students will be assigned a speaking part, in order to read the play aloud. Notes will be taken at the end of each scene.

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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Winterstein: (Pre-Algebra)

Content: We will continue to work on polygons packet, focusing on Congruency, proportions, and also scale factor.

Homework: Homework will continue to be on formative. Khan Academy is still open also with the units to focus on are Negative Numbers Add and Subtract, Negative Numbers Multiply and Divide, and also Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities.

**Please note that all Unit 6 assignments will close on Friday, April 16.

Winterstein: (Algebra):

Content: Students will continue working through polynomials focus is on factoring.

Homework: Students have a quiz and all assignments are on formative unless otherwise noted in teams.

Witherell (Math)

Content: Congruent and similar figures

Homework: In Go Formative 7.1, 7.2, and a quiz. Khan Academy Minutes 540 minutes should be completed by Sunday, April 18 for this semester.

Other / Elective


Week of April 12th:

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Brownfield

Health 7

Content: Pyramid of Hate---bullying, prejudice and discrimination, violence

Homework: bully reflection, self-reflection

Health 8

Content: digital media, being careful what you share online, cyberbullying

Homework: know who you can trust ppt, cyberbullying and hate speech scenarios

Foral:

Content: Unit 3 material, Unit 4 vocabulary

Homework: ALL Unit 3 work is DUE, Unit 3 Summative preparation, Unit 4 flashcards

Forster:

Content: Comparing two texts and identifying main idea/supporting details

Homework: Persuasive Writing Project (all parts due April 13th) and Student App (90 minutes by April 15th)

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Franson:

Content: Persuasive Writing Project

Homework: Persuasive Writing Project and Student App minutes

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LaFleur,P:

H Pre-Algebra:

Monday: Section 7.4 Similar Figures on Formative.

Tuesday/Wednesday: Section 7.5 Indirect Measurement on Formative.

Thursday/Friday: Unit 7 Review on Formative.

H. Algebra:

Monday: Section 6.9 Factoring Review and Quiz on Formative.

Tuesday/Wednesday: Section 6.10 Factor by Grouping on Formative.

Thursday/Friday: Section 6.11 Factoring when the lead coefficient is not 1 on Formative.

H. Geometry:

Monday: Unit 8 Test & Notes over 10.1

Tuesday/Wednesday: Section 10.2 Measuring Angles & Arcs on Formative.

Thursday/Friday: Section 10.3 Chords & Arcs on Formative.

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Rahn:

Content: Interview Project Editing & watching Interview Project videos

Homework: Interview Project is due before class on Thursday, April 15th for B Day students and Friday, April 16th for A Day students.

Rodenburg:

7th Grade

Content: We are planning out our windmill turbine rotors

Homework: Rotor Design and Plan Concept

8th Grade

Content: We are planning out our solar ovens

Homework: Oven Design and Plan Concept

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Therkelsen:

Content: Unit 3 material, Unit 4 vocabulary

Homework: ALL Unit 3 work is DUE, Unit 3 Summative preparation, Unit 4 flashcards

Wiig:

Honors

Content: Play Production- We perform April 27th!!!!

Homework: LEARN YOUR LINES!

Drama Exploration

Content: We will be reviewing our past work and starting our characterization unit.

Homework: Just make-up any missing work.