Explorer Team Newsletter
January 4-8, 2016
Welcome Back! We are half way through this year! It's hard to believe that we are already half way done. This is a time for new beginnings. 2nd quarter grade cards will be sent home with students on Friday (January 8).
Please make sure your students have appropriate materials for school. Many students are coming to class without pencils or papers.
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January 5: Grades are due
January 8: Grade cards sent home with students.
February 9: Renaissance Field Trip to Snow Creek
What's Going On in Class
English Language Arts (ELA)
I can define informational text and know how to write one. We are working on researching and writing an informational text essay. These will be researched and written on the iPad minis in class. If students keep up daily, these assignments will not be a home issue; however, if they do not get these done in class, they will need to work on them at home. This is a project that will take several weeks (like the Narratives).
Homework: Book Reflections are due next Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Please make sure you check with your child and that they have completed these. They are a major part of their grades. New book reflections will be handed out in a couple of weeks.
Beginning Government Unit. Student have taken notes on the Foundations of Government from the My World Geography textbook pages 104 & 105. Students should spend at least 10 or 15 minutes studying these notes nightly.
7th Grade Math
Starting a new unit on Ratios and Proportions.
Module 8 - Modeling Geometric Figures. Module 8 homework and quiz will be on Tuesday, January 12.