## College & Career ~ Ms. Parker, Mrs. Dickerson, and Mr. Thames

• We have finished our financial literacy unit! Yay! The students have done a WONDERFUL job.

• We are beginning our last two months of school, and as such we have some fun projects on the horizon.

• On Monday we will begin exploring video production combining that with passion projects. In May we will be diving into Art and some Genius Hour projects.

• Two days a week we will also be doing some Reading STAAR Prep activities.

## Pre-AP Science ~ Mrs. Goulding and Ms. Mondon

• Students will have a test over energy transformations on Wednesday.

• Thanks for your understanding for last week’s corrections...this time it is correct :)

• The student will know that the Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; it just changes form. Students will also build the understanding that thermal energy movement has a predictable pattern.

• I can investigate methods of thermal energy transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation.

• I can verify through investigations that thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until all the substances attain the same temperature such as an ice cube melting.

• Homework: Unit 4 Lesson 3 Notes.

## Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice

• Students will wrap up their study of area and volume at the beginning of this week. There will be a test on Tuesday over area and volume.

• We will also begin our study of summarizing and interpreting numeric data with numerical summaries and representing numeric data graphically, including dot plots, stem-and-leaf plots, histograms, and box plots.

• The daily math warm-up will consist of ordering a set of rational numbers arising from mathematical and real-world contexts. Students will have a short quiz over this material on Friday.

## Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Baird

• 6th Accel rocked the STAAR on Thursday. It was so great to see them working hard throughout the test.

• Our focus this week, is probability.

• If your student needs to turn in any missing assignments, please have them in by Friday.

## STEAM Science ~ Mrs. Cornell

• We will have a short assessment on Tuesday over speed graphs and how to calculate speed and will include potential and kinetic energy.

• I can investigate how inclined planes and pulleys can be used to change the amount of force to move an object

• I can contrast situations where work is done with different amounts of force to situations where no work is done such as moving a box with a ramp and without a ramp, or standing still.

• Academic Vocabulary: inclined planes, pulley, work.

## STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Mrs. Baird

• Students will wrap up their study of area and volume at the beginning of this week. There will be a test on Tuesday over area and volume.

• We will also begin our study of summarizing and interpreting numeric data with numerical summaries and representing numeric data graphically, including dot plots, stem-and-leaf plots, histograms, and box plots.

• The daily math warm-up will consist of ordering a set of rational numbers arising from mathematical and real-world contexts. Students will have a short quiz over this material on Friday.

## Humanities ~ Ms. Curtis and Mrs. Lindamood

World Cultures will be taking our district assessment on Tuesday. We will then finish our current issues in Africa rotations and prepare for our Africa Test on Monday April 11.

In ELA:

• Monday we will finish our final drafts of the book quilts for a test grade and doing steps 1-4 of our Achieve3000 article for the week.

• Tuesday and Wednesday we will be practicing our fiction reading comprehension skills

• Thursday and Friday we will be working in class on our book shirt projects, working to complete the written portion of the project.

## Art ~ Mrs. Bishop

This week in art students will be completing their perspective projects and creating fake glass sculptures out of plastic and coffee filters. We will use a toaster oven and starch. There is also a google hangout with the UTA glass blowing professor, a lesson on the science of glass, and a lesson on Dale Chihuly. If you have plastic bottle (ex.water bottle), clear plastic cups, or sharpies for us to use, then please send them!

(You may be able to see that we are doing a collaborative lesson with Mrs. Dickerson’s class. Our goal is to make beautiful hanging works with all of the students pieces together.)

## Art ~ Mrs. Dickerson

This week we will be starting a segment on glassblowing!

• Monday - Learn the science behind how glass is made and shaped.

- Look into the artwork of Chihuly.

• Tuesday - Watching and participating in a google hangout with Mr. Ginsberg, the UTA glass art coordinator.

• Wednesday - Friday - Starting a collaborative project by melting plastic and using other materials to create a Chihuly inspired chandelier.

We are in need of a few materials for this project if you would like to donate!

• Clear plastic cups (variety of sizes)

• Clear plastic plates (variety of sizes)

• Coffee filters

• Color permanent markers

THANKS!

## Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

This week our band students are focusing on preparing for upcoming performances and auditions.

I am also looking forward to new instrument tryouts for anyone who is interested in starting band for the first time next year. Those auditions will be on April 11-12 from 4-7pm.

## PE ~ Coach Woolsey

This week (as long as the “wind” cooperates) we will be starting “Badminton” hand-eye coordination skills:

• Racquet skills

• Serving/Receiving

• Striking