Explorer Team Newsletter
August 31-September 4, 2015
We are off to a great start on the Explorer team! Students all have their AVID binder and we are working on keeping things clean and organized. Students are in the process of learning the schedule and routines.
We've been in school for 4 weeks now, don't forget to check your child's grades on PowerSchool. Mid-term progress reports will be coming out in the next week or so.
There was a mix up on the link to sign up for Parent-Teacher conferences and the problem has been fixed. Please make sure you click on the link below to sign up for P/T Conferences. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
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Upcoming Important Dates:
September 4: Team T-shirt/hoodie Order Form and Money Due
September 10: Tentative Date for Fall Pep Rally
September 14: Volleyball game @ Northgate Middle School @ 4pm.
September 25: Spelling Bee Permission Slips Due
September 28: Permission Slips and Money for field trip
October 27: Field Trip to the Kansas City Cultural Center
October 26, 29: Fall Conferences 3:00-8:00
Meet the Explorer Teachers
Ms. Karen Salsbury (ELA)
Mrs. Patty Steyer (Science)
Mr. Kurt Koenig (Social Studies)
Mrs. Amy Fiene (Math)
What's Going On in Class
English Language Arts (ELA)
This week social studies will be finishing up the map skills unit. In class we will be reviewing for the test on Friday. Students will be completing a Create-A-Country assignment where they create a map for a country they invent.
Homework: Study Cornell notes for test.
7th Grade MathMonday - Quiz over Topic A (Lessons 1-9)
Tuesday - I-Ready Testing
Wednesday - I-Ready Testing
Thursday -Understanding Multiplication of Integers
Friday - Developing Rules for Multiplying Signed Numbers
**Student homework will be the Problem Set at the end of each lesson, which can be found in the student's packet, that is kept in their binder.**
Monday - Reteaching over integer operations to solve real-world problems.
Tuesday - i-Ready Testing
Wednesday - i-Ready Testing - (we will be re-assessing Module 2)
Thursday -Rational Numbers and Decimals - Homework: 3.1 Independent Practice
Friday - Adding Rational Numbers - Homework: 3.2 Independent Practice
**Homework-will be anything that was not completed during the class period.**
**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.***