JCMS Team 2 Newsletter
April 27 - May 1
A video from us to you!
What's going on in class?
Another week down another great week everyone! Our Geometry unit wrapped up this week and the Quiz is posted for students. Please know the Quiz DOES NOT have to completed the day it is posted! Our next unit will cover Statistics and writing statistical questions. Stats will take us to the end of the term and end with one quiz (it will not be split into parts). I look forward to continuing the journey forward watching students succeed.
If students have any questions from the week PLEASE have them utilize the open session on Friday's to ask questions and get clarification. Also continue to complete the daily tasks and asking questions if you have any.
Have a good weekend!
Great job this week Team 2! I'm so proud of each and every one of you!
This week students continued working on the story All Summer in a Day. We discussed what drives a story, external (action driven) or internal (character driven) conflicts, and determined that both play a part in the story we are reading. Next week we will start our assessment for this reading which will be focused on alternate endings for the story.
Continue to watch the daily videos, attending live sessions, and emailing with any questions.
Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you all next week!
This Week: Students have completed the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) expected outcomes for sixth grade! I am so proud of them! We are not done with the class yet though - we still have our health unit to go!
Next Week: We will start our health unit! Our first topics will be Staying Safe Online and Personal Hygiene. We will spend about two days on each topic.
In skyward your student should have six science grades by this time: 4 daily work grades and 2 assessment grades. If students need help please have them contact me or visit during office hours. Sixth Grade Science has live office hours every school day from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The link to join live office hours is below the Live Time link in our science course.
I proud of you and I believe in you!
It was another great week Team 2! This week students completed our unit about Africa. The students focused on the Kingdom of Ghana. Also, students learned about the history of Islam and its impact on Africa. This week the students took a quiz about the Salt Trade of West Africa.
Next week, we will begin our unit on Medieval Europe. We will focus on feudalism and the social hierarchy of Europe (Kings, Queens, Knights, etc.).
Please continue attending live sessions and completing lessons. I encourage you to check Skyward for up to date grades. Please email me if you have any questions.
Have a great weekend!
VIRTUAL STEM SUMMER CAMP at KSU
I just received word from KSU that they have opened registration for their virtual summer camp. This year's camp will be open to the first 100 people who sign up; other interested participants will be placed on a waiting list. Registration closes on May 22. Click here for more information. There is also a FAQ form attached. Below is the information I received:
These Summer Workshops are designed to be exploration events that expose and increase girls' interest in STEM disciplines. From June 1-5, K-State faculty, staff and students will lead live interactive sessions such as hands-on activity demonstrations, lab tours, career chats and more. KAWSE staff will also provide daily interactions, such as morning/afternoon check-ins and a few fun (optional) afternoon activities like trivia night. From June 6-12, pre-recorded camp materials will be accessible for students to browse at their own pace. We'll be using Canvas and Zoom as our platforms, both of which can be accessed using a computer, tablet or smart phone.
There are scholarships available to cover the cost of student registrations. This funding is made possible thanks to the support of our partners, so it is limited. However, we anticipate being able to cover the cost of all students who register. Anyone who wishes to participate to submit their name for consideration. Use the following link to register for the event: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_803N0qAm94Kr5VX.
Questions about the virtual camp can be sent to the KAWSE staff at email@example.com
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