Explorer Team Newsletter
October 12th - 16th
We are a quarter of the way done with this school year! We are starting 2nd quarter on Monday, October 12.
There is also a link to the form for the next EDP session that starts on October 27. Cost is $10 per quarter, you can send the money to school with your student. Snack and transportation home is provided.
We will be sending letters home to those parents who have volunteered for the field trip within the coming week or so.
Don't forget to send your Missouri Gas Energy summary to school with your student for so they can complete their energy audit in science class.
Parent-Teacher Conferences is coming up very soon (October 26 & 29). If you have not signed up for a date and time yet, please click the link below to sign up for a data and time. Students must attend conferences with you, since we hold Student-Led conferences.
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**TConference times fill up fast. Make sure you get the time you want. We will send reminder notices home about a week before conferences with your scheduled date and time.***
This is the link to the EDP sign-up form. Take a look at all the cool clubs that being offered for those students who are passing their classes. For those students who are struggling, academically, there is homework help.
October 12: Second Quarter Begins
October 12: VB at Grandview
October 14: VB v Center
October 16: First Quarter Grade Cards go home
October 26, 29: Fall Conferences 3:00-8:00
October 27: 7th Grade Field Trip
October 27: EDP - Session 2 Starts
October 28: 1st Quarter Renaissance Party
October 30: No School
What's Going On in Class
English Language Arts (ELA)
Monday-Wednesday We will continue learning how to write descriptive sentences, encouraging imagery and review parts of speech so students will know how to use modifiers. We will learn how to write dialogue for our Narratives. These are all skills needed to write their narratives.
Thursday — Library
HOMEWORK: Students have a Book Reflection due next Wednesday, October 14. This is a huge assignment worth a lot of points. Please make sure your students are reading.
Science will be continuing their learning about energy, including energy efficiency and analyzing data to conduct a home energy audit.
The learning goal is to make changes at home based on what we learned from the Navitas Energy company engineers. The engineers visited Eastgate Wednesday, October 7 to conduct a building tour highlighting all the work their company did over the Summer to make Eastgate more energy efficient.
Please send the graph showing the energy use in your home. Students have an audit form to use and conduct this at home.
Enter the Raffle!! Students who bring in their data by Wednesday, October 14 will be entered in a raffle to win an LED lamp. The Navitas engineers generously donated two LED lamps for students to win. The raffle will be on Thurday, October 15. So please help your student remember to bring in their data!
Monday: Review for Culture Unit Test
Tuesday: Culture Unit Test
Wednesday-Friday: Culture Research Project
Prepare for Test Tuesday
7th Grade Math
Monday - Algebraic Expressions - Homework: 3.1 Practice Worksheet
Tuesday: Adding & Subtracting Linear Expressions - Homework: 3.2 Practice Worksheet
Wednesday: Study Help & Quiz
Thursday: Solving Equations Using Addition & Subtraction - Homework: 3.3 Practice Worksheet
Friday: Solving Equations Using Multiplication & Division - Homework 3.4 Practice Worksheet
Monday- Representing Proportional Relationships - Homework: 16.1 Independent Practice
Tuesday - Rate of Change and Slope - Homework: 16.2 Independent Practice
Wednesday - Interpreting the Unit Rate as Slope - Homework: 16.3 Independent Practice
Thursday - Module 16 Quiz
Friday - Repressing Linear Non-proportional Relationships - Homework: 17.1 Independent Practice.