# Middle School News: October 2018

## A Message From Mrs. Brockmon...

1. Attend Back-to-School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences

2. Visit the School and Its Website

3. Support Homework Expectations

5. Instill Organization Skills

6. Teach Study Skills

7. Know the Disciplinary and Bullying Policies

8. Get Involved

9. Take Attendance Seriously

10. Make Time to Talk About School

## What your child is learning in Science with Miss Cooper and Mr. Ash

Students are understanding that properties shared by particles of all matter and the three states of matter, they will be able to explain the differences between the states of matter.

Students are learning about the properties and states of Matter and Chemical and Physical

Students are learning about the basic units of life and that all organisms are composed of one or more cells. They will be able to explain the parts of a cell and the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

Students are learning and understanding that Earth as a system, he interrelated nature of the physical, chemical, and biological forces that shape the planet and will move into types of maps and mapping the Earth's surface

## What your child is learning in Math with Mr. Ash, Mrs. Frey and Mrs. Roberts

Students are working with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents and will be able to compare and order fractions, estimate percent of a number, find the percent of a number, and solve percent problems.

Students are working on rates, unit rates, proportional relationships, solving proportions, finding constant rates of change, slope, and direct variations.

Students are working on exponent rules, scientific notation, and computations with numbers in scientific notation.

## What your child is learning in English Language Arts (ELA) with Ms. Medlin and Mrs. Roberts

Students are writing and presenting book reviews and summaries. They are also learning how to use common, grade appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word

Students are learning about book critiques and applying their knowledge through writing and presenting, book critiques. They are also understanding the use of common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.

Students are writing and presenting book reviews and summaries and will be moving into reading historical fiction. They are also understanding the use of common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.

## What your child is learning in Social Studies with Ms. Zell

Fundamental themes of geography (location, place, human environment interaction, movement, region) assist in describing regions or places on earth and how geographers use mapping to represent places and natural and human phenomena in the world.

Chronological approach to peopling the Earth - How historical thinking helps in an understanding of the world

The ideas, experiences, and interactions that influenced the colonists' decisions to declare independence by analysis

## PARENT SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY

Please take a few moments and complete a survey that will help us identify areas that need our attention as we continually strive to improve our learning environment.

Just click on the link below, the survey should take about 10 minutes.

Thank you

## Health & Wellness Programs

Fuel Up to Play 60 - Your child is logging their healthy activity and eating habits on Fuel Up to Play 60. Every Friday the last 30 minutes of the day is dedicated to Fitness Fridays. Please ask your child about their activities on Fitness Fridays.

We have partnered with Promoting Healthy Schools and the 7th grade students will be learning about healthy habits.

We will also participate in many activities throughout the year that promote healthy activity and nutrition habits, for example, your child will sample different smoothies made from vegetables and fruit during breakfast on half day Thursdays. Ask you child to bring home the recipes, especially of the smoothie they really liked. Most of the recipes only have 2 or 3 ingredients.

## YEARBOOKS

If you haven't purchased a yearbook and would like to order one please click on the link below, the cost is \$15.00.

## PLANNERS

Your child has been given a planner, hopefully you have seen it by now, if not ask your child to bring it home and take a look at it. All students are required to carry their planner to each class and write the agenda for each class inside of their planners. This helps the students to stay organized and keep track of assignments and upcoming events for their classes.

## Important dates to note:

OCTOBER

Thursday, 18th - Half day for students, dismissal at 11:05

Wednesday, 31st - Half day for students & Staff, dismissal at 11:05

NOVEMBER

November 2nd - End of 1st Marking Period

November 7th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 7:00

November 8th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 7:00

November 9th - No School

November 21-23 - No School, Thanksgiving Break

## Bentley Middle School Schedule

Breakfast is available at 7:20

First Hour 7:45 - 8:40

Second Hour 8:45 - 9:40

Third Hour 9:45 - 10:40

Fourth Hour 10:45 - 11:40 (8th Grade)

Fourth Hour 10:45 - 11:15 / 11:50 -12:15 (7th Grade)

Fourth Hour 11:20 - 12:15 (6th Grade)

Fifth Hour 12:20 - 1:15

Sixth Hour 1:20 - 2:15

Seventh Hour 2:20 - 2:50