JCMS Elective Classes
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For the Week of November 4-8 , 2019
6th Grade AVID 101
8th grade AVID
Innovators and Makers
6th grade will be learning their Spanish numbers.
Technology (Robtoics, STEM and Design and Modeling)
Design and modeling- Students learned how to do multi-view drawings and isometric (3d) drawings in class. Today students took a quiz over the different drawings and will have time on Tuesday to finish their quiz. Next week we will be starting our puzzle cube project
STEM- Students this week tested their scale models of their towers. Ask them how much weight their tower held. After testing students are now tasked to make a tower that is at least 7 inches tall an 4 inches wide. This project is due by the end of class on Wednesday so we can test how strong their tower is on Thursday.
Robotics- Students are challenged to make a dragster out of our vex pieces. With this projects students will learn how to program their robot to race 20 feet and stop as close to the finish line as they can
8th Grade Math Strategies
7th Grade Math Strategies
6th Grade Math Strategies
7th Grade AVID
6th Multimedia - Students have been working on getting familiar with the Scratch website that we are going to use for our next 2 coding projects. We did start our Animation Project in Scratch that will be due on November 15th. Ask your student to show you what they have started to create. They should be able to log in at home to share that with you!
7th & 8th Multimedia - Students this week have been finishing up their Google SketchUp housing design. Today (Friday the 8th) was their last day to work on it in class. If they need to work on it from home to finish they will need to use the link in Schoology to work in the online version. Next week I will explain how they will record their video tour of their housing design. Then on Wednesday of next week we will start working with Scratch.mit.edu which is a site where they will be coding for the next 2 projects we have coming up.
Please make sure your student will have their own earbuds/headphones available to use daily in my class.
Physical Education / Strength & Conditioning
In Language! we are finishing up our first unit. Students are taking content mastery tests to show learning that has occurred during the first unit. We are proud of students for showing what they know!
Unit 1 Topics
Ask your student their favorite part about the 1st Unit.