Team 7 Newsletter
No School Monday November 11th!
Tuesday-Lesson 5: Subtracting Integers
Wednesday-Lesson 6: Finding distance
Thursday-Lesson 7: Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers
Friday-Adding and Subtracting class activity
There will be homework after each lesson.
Action Figure Scale Drawing Project
Language Arts--Mrs. Martin
Grading: As a reminder, missing assignments will become 50% grades if they are not turned in within a week of the due date. However, I will still accept assignments that have been marked as a 50% if students take the time to re-do them, and demonstrate understanding of the material. Please ask your child to see me to set up a time to re-do these assignments if necessary.
Classwork: This coming week, students will finish working on the paragraph to explain the effects of irrational thinking in "Monsters are due on Maple Street." This paragraph will become a body paragraph in a larger essay at the end of the nine weeks, and will count as an assessment grade. Students will also begin a short project on the play in which they can choose to create a comic strip to illustrate the plot, rewrite the events as if they are a police officer or eye-witness, or create a news report in video format as an eye-witness or a police officer. Students will have two days in class to work on this assignment, but may need to complete it as homework. Projects will be due on Monday, 11/18.
Schedule: (subject to change)
Monday: No school
Tuesday: Peer editing of MEAL paragraph: What are the effects of irrational thinking in "Monsters are due on Maple Street"?
Wednesday: "Monsters are due on Maple Street" Incident Report
Friday: Analyze plot and theme of an episode of The Twilight Zone
Social Studies -- Mr. Beles
This coming week we are focusing on one project that will be heavily invested in the Amazon rainforest, and the way that humans are interacting with it. We will begin researching about it next week. We will then progress and build information that we can utilize to host a Socratic Seminar by the end of the week. A Socratic Seminar is similar to a formal debate, where one person is formally talking at a time, and other people respond appropriately and politely to the topics discussed. This week not only focuses on research and finding credible evidence, but then presenting that evidence professionally in a way that respects the opinions and values of others.
I also plan on getting a ton graded this weekend so grades will be more reflective of student work by Monday or Tuesday. Let me know as always if you have questions!
Monday: No School
Tuesday: Begin research
Wednesday: Finish research
Thursday: Organize research and practice seminar
Friday: Full Socratic seminar
Science - Mrs. Brown
Monday - No School
Tuesday - LAST work day for project
Wednesday - Project Presentations
Thursday - Finish Presentations
Friday - The Lorax