JHW Inspire Academy - Rockdale
3rd Six Weeks
English Language Arts
In English, students are learning how to write expository essays. The students practiced writing their essays on the computers and the students did amazing work. To peak students' interest in informational texts, we utilized a program called Virtual Job Shadow. In this program, students take career and interest surveys to help to highlight the career clusters that best suits them. The program offers textual information as well as video content of people in the careers students are interested in, talking about what it is they do. Students researched careers to see about job market, earning potential and the steps needed to get the job they want and created a goal poster to help them visualize their future.
See the video clip below from Virtual Job Shadow and other schools that have used and loved the program.
US History students studied the formation of the Early Republic and the impact of the Great Depression. On December 7th, we also took class time to remember, recognize and learn about the events of Pearl Harbor.
This semester has flown by! This six-weeks we studied motion and forces, including Newton’s Laws, momentum, and gravity. We also examined DNA and genetics, exploring protein synthesis, Punnett squares, and laws of inheritance. While exploring Newton’s Laws, we built catapults and participated in several hands-on experiments. In genetics, we built portions of DNA strands and used Punnett squares to determine traits for alien babies.