JCMS Team 2 Newsletter
Week of January 28, 2019
What's going on in class?
Team 2 Scientists are moving on from Weathering to Mass Movement this week. We are a little behind our original pace due to Mother Nature's recent Wednesday Weather, but we managed to get our test in on Tuesday. There will be an opportunity for test corrections next week.
Thursday in class we completed a lab to explore the difference friction (sandpaper) has on materials on a slope (marble/block of wood) as we simulated how landslides might be different if there was or was not vegetation, and Friday we started a STEM challenge, which we will complete next week.
1/31 No homework
2/1 Greece quiz- ask your students how they did.
I updated the gradebook Thursday so anything that is missing will be marked as so. Over the weekend please have your students check for missing work and have ready to be turned in on Monday. The end of the six weeks is quickly approaching.
Next week we will be going over Peloponnesian Wars and Greek Government.
What parents need to know...
Remind Text Messages
This week students have been working on a variety of things!
The community service projects are up and running! One class will be having a bake sale at the Sweetheart Sale on Saturday so stop by and get some goodies! Other classes are promoting positive and motivating things at school and overseas to our troops. They are all doing fantastic work! Please ask your child about that they have been doing for the project.
Students have also had the opportunity to work with their peers this week in creating their own unique Hero's Journey stories. Next week we will continue these stories and start adding dialogue. Some of these stories are very creative!
Lastly, we have been reading Black Ships Before Troy and answering questions that are relevant to the book and our own lives. Although it is a very though read the students are starting to get caught up in the drama of the story and love it!
Expectations Power Point
2/2- Pancake Breakfast & Sweetheart Sale
2/13- Library Day
2/27- Library Day
3/8- No School
3/11 - 3/15- Spring Break
Homework - Quiz - Test
Module 4 vocabulary and Order of Operations worksheet
Upcoming Quiz next week.