Team 7 Newsletter
Student Led Conferences
Language Arts--Mrs. Martin
To help students understand point of view, we will first take notes on different narrative points of view, and then work through a few activities to make meaning of the information. Students will conduct a scavenger hunt in which they look through the literature book to select stories of their interest, and record evidence to determine the point of view. Once their understanding of the different points of view (first person, third person limited, and third person omniscient) are solidified, students will create a short comic strip depicting each point of view with narration and dialogue.
An assessment will follow with simple definitions, and the opportunity for students to rewrite a well-known story (or one of their own) in a chosen narrative point of view.
To end the week, students will begin reading our first text of the unit: "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" which is a tele-play of a Twilight Zone episode. We will likely begin by viewing act 1 of the episode, and then reading to aid students' understanding of the time period, and the concepts of irrational thought and point of view.
Monday: Notes on Point of View, Point of View Scavenger Hunt, Point of View Comic Strips
Tuesday: Point of View Activities continued
Wednesday: Point of View assessment and rewrite
Thursday: Begin "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"
This week students had fun working on their Action Figure Scale Drawing Project. Students worked in groups to determine if companies should redesign action figures so that their bodies are more proportional. I have included pictures of students working on their projects. The last day for students to work on projects is Monday.
Next week we will being Module 2, which will cover working with positive and negative numbers. Students will receive a new student packet.
Overview of next week,
Tuesday-Number line review
Wednesday- Philosophical Chairs activity
Thursday-Mod 1 Lesson: Reviewing Opposite Numbers and making 0
Friday-Mod 1 Lesson 2: Adding Integers
Students will receive problem sets after each lesson this week.
Measuring the Action Figure
Drawing a Human Version of the Action Figure
Social Studies-- Mr. Beles
We have just wrapped a busy week here in Geography. We worked on a variety of notes and one PowerPoint assignment that will be taken for a grade, with the final due date due this Wednesday 10/23. Those items will help us prepare for our 80% activity coming up this Monday (10/21). Students will be creating an infographic explaining different concepts of climate change and what our earth is being affected by. About half-way through the week we will start another unit, which is Latin America. We will begin with a few basic concepts to become familiar with the region, and then go on from there.
I will also begin grading our warm-up activities to ensure that everyone is participating. Every day they will come into class and write in the journal I have provided them after reading instructions on the board. This is just something more structured to get their brains going, but if students are completing them and putting in effort, it will enhance their learning be easy points toward their grades.
Monday: Begin U.S./Canada Infographics
Tuesday: Finish U.S./Canada Infographics
Wednesday: Begin Latin America with Interactive Notes
Thursday: Continue LA Interactive Notes
Science - Mrs. Brown
We are also focusing on refreshing our understanding of classroom expectations so our classroom continues to be a safe and productive learning environment. I am looking forward to seeing some of you at conferences and sharing your students successes with you.
Monday - Chapter 2 review
Tuesday - Chapter 2 assessment
Wednesday - Begin Chapter 3 Lesson 1 - environmental issues.
Thursday - Finish up lesson 1