## College & Career ~ Ms. Parker, Mrs. Dickerson, and Mr. Thames

This week, students will be completing the graphic design project/cereal box redesign. It is important that students come to class with their chromebooks, trust cards/ID’s, and pencils.

## Pre-AP Science ~ Mrs. Goulding and Ms. Mondon

This week we will begin to study physical and chemical changes. This is a new and challenging concept. Our learning target will be that we can identify the formation of a new substance by using the evidence of a possible chemical change, such as production of a gas, change in temperature, production of a precipitate, or color change. Please encourage students to come prepared to class with a charged chromebook, pencil, paper and colored pencils.

## Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice

This week, students will continue to explore how to write algebraic expressions and use models to decide if expressions are equivalent. They will also generate equivalent expressions using the properties of operations: inverse, identity, commutative, associative, and distributive properties. Towards the end of the week, students will begin to write one-variable, one-step equations and inequalities to represent constraints or conditions within problems.

Our daily warm-ups this week will cover ratios and rates. Students will complete their warm-up the first five minutes of class and will take a short test on Friday over the specific learning objective that is being covered in the daily warm-ups.

## Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Baird

This week students will finish up their work on transformations. We will also begin working on dialations.

## STEAM Science ~ Mrs. Cornell

We will begin learning about elements. Our learning target will be: I know that an element is a pure substance represented by chemical symbols. Our Academic Vocabulary will be: chemical symbols, elements, atoms, and pure substance. This learning target notes will come from Unit 3 Lesson 5 and will come home at the start of the week and be due Friday.

## STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Mrs. Baird

This week, students will continue to explore how to write algebraic expressions and use models to decide if expressions are equivalent. They will also generate equivalent expressions using the properties of operations: inverse, identity, commutative, associative, and distributive properties. Towards the end of the week, students will begin to write one-variable, one-step equations and inequalities to represent constraints or conditions within problems.

Our daily warm-ups this week will cover ratios and rates. Students will complete their warm-up the first five minutes of class and will take a short test on Friday over the specific learning objective that is being covered in the daily warm-ups.

## Humanities ~ Ms. Curtis and Mrs. Lindamood

Students will be continuing to work on our Russia Tic-Tac-Toe assignments which are due this week. Remember, the three assignments must be in a row, but you may complete additional assignments for extra credit.

In ELA we will be taking a short test on Autobiographies, Biographies, and Memoirs, as well as defining our Black History Month academic vocabulary. We will review for the test early in the week, take the test Wednesday and Thursday, and learn about Saint Valentine on Friday. I will be sending out letters with the students Monday about our Lexile LevelSet. You will find out your students’ individual lexile levels and ways to help them improve their reading skills. Walk Two Moons Extra Credit is due by the 16th of February.

## Art ~ Mrs. Bishop

Students will be finishing their cultural art work this week. They are looking interesting, beautiful, and inspiring! We have digital images, drawing and paintings being made. During our discussion (warm-ups) this week we will be talking about important cultural concepts.

## Art ~ Mrs. Dickerson

We are continuing our “What if…” paintings this week focusing on layering paint and small details. On Thursday we will start the critique process with group presentation and a written critique. We will also be looking into our new artist of the week, Pablo Picasso and find out how he shows contrast and value within his artwork.

## Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

This week our beginning band students have been working on expanding their range and adding new pitches on their instrument. We are learning several major scales in the process. Many students are also preparing for participation in the BISD MS Solo and Ensemble contests that will be held at Kerr MS on Saturday March the 5th. If you have any questions please let me know!

## PE ~ Coach Woolsey

This week we are wrapping up our Pillo Polo unit. There will be a test over terminology & rules at the end of the week.