JCMS Team 2 Newsletter
Week of Feburary 18, 2019
What's going on in class?
This week in Math we continued on with our unit on Expressions and Equations. We are now getting close to completing using letters for numbers and moving to find out what value a letter will have. Students have done a couple of assignments on Schoology, one was a discussion board based on solving an equation. They had some very good comments and discussions. There will be a quiz at the end of next week.
This past week in Language Arts students continued reading Black Ships Before Troy, answered questions over the reading, and started discussing figurative language.
Next week we will continue our Hero's Journey stories and Black Ships Before Troy.
This week in addition to beginning to learn about fossils in science, Team 2 students worked with Mr. Frint to start using Xello. Xello uses interest inventories to match students with potential future careers. This information may be accessed through Schoology – please ask your student what matches were made for them!
Mr. Frint will be coming back to science classes to work on pre-enrollment for seventh grade in March.
This week in social studies your students finished up Greek Gods with a PowerPoint about the god of their choice. We also talked about Greek tragedies and plotlines that are still used today. They have started creating their own tragedy using a comic on a website called Pixton. Many of them are turning out very nice and you should ask your student about it. The Pixton comic is due Monday the 25th. Next week we will be looking into Greek Philosophers so be ready for your students to try and question everything you do if they don’t already.
What parents need to know...
Student Led Conferences
Student Led Conferences will be taking place on 2/26, 2/28, and 3/6. If you have not yet scheduled an appointment with your student's CAT Time teacher please do so as soon as possible.
The book fair will also be set up at this time so be sure to stop by the library and check out some great deals!
2/26- Student Led Conference
2/27- Library Day
2/28- Student Led Conference
3/6- Student Led Conference
3/8- No School
3/11 - 3/15- Spring Break