JCMS Elective Classes

The Week of September 16-20

Art

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AVID

6th Grade AVID 101

Students did a great job with sharing their opinions in Socratic Seminars this week. We will now begin moving on to college vocabulary and interests in educational opportunities beyond high school. As always, we will have a binder check for 60 points Friday.

7th Grade AVID

Students have a binder check every Monday. Be on the lookout for a permission slip for the Cloud County Community College field trip on October 11th. Students have been learning about the tutorial process and how to receive help solving problems from their core classes.

8th grade AVID

Students have a binder check every Monday. Be on the lookout for a permission slip for the Emporia State University fieldtrip on November 5th. 8th grade is doing a great job coming prepared for tutorials. We will continue to focus on planning a community service opportunity to positively effect the world around us.

Band

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Careers

Futures 2000+ Grant

This week we have been writing the rough draft of the grant application. The students will be submitting there final draft on October 8th. Next week we will be finishing up the rough draft. Students have been working very hard figuring out where they would like to go and job shadow.

Computers

6th Grade


Up, up and away. Students are working on drones for the next 4 weeks. This week we are building our remotes, next week we will see if the drones will fly.


Innovators and Makers


Inputs and outputs...lots of noise in this class this week, learning how to code buzzers and LED lights. Next week we will work on our Safe and Safeties alarm systems.


App Creators


Completed our first game app, ask your student to show your their skills. Next week we will "Build a Body". We will create and app that allows us to drop and drag sprites on the tablets, should be a great week.

ELL

Below is the link to the ELL Smore.

https://www.smore.com/u/jcmsell

FACS

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Foreign Language

7th and 8th grade Spanish classes will be finishing with numbers and will have a quiz over numbers on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and will be starting their color unit.


6th grade foreign language have started learning French. They are learning greeting vocabulary and will be performing skits in French.

Technology (Robtoics, STEM and Design and Modeling)

Design and Modeling worked on measurements and created an air skimmer. By precise measurements students can create a skimmer that can fly down the hallway. Ask your student about the puzzle cube they will be creating in class.


Robotics is working on mechanical gears and all of the different mechanisms that they can use on future projects. On 9/11 students should have completed the simple gear train, simple gear train with idler, bevel gear assembly and worm and wheel. Students also had to complete a notebook check over the following mechanical gears. After the four gears above were complete students then worked on the following: lead screw, rack and pinion and universal joint.


STEM worked on measurements and created an air skimmer. By precise measurements students can create a skimmer that can fly down the hallway. Ask your student about the puzzle cube they will be creating in class.

Math Strategies

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Multimedia

6th Multimedia - We have been coding using scratch.mit.edu. Students are finishing up their Animation Project in Scratch Today (Friday, Sept 13th). Next week they will start their Game Project using Scratch to create a Catching Game.


7th & 8th Multimedia - We have been learning about the Elements of Photography, Copyright/Creative Commons, and photo editing using PowerPoint. They are currently working on a project where they are Creating a Meme using pictures they have taken and using all of the skills we have been learning about to complete this project. They will complete this project next week.


Please make sure your student will have their own earbuds/headphones available to use daily in my class.

Orchestra

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Physical Education / Strength & Conditioning

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Reading Strategies

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JCMS Library Media Center

Link to JCMS Library Media Center Smore's newsletter

https://www.smore.com/bq09w-jcms-library-media-center

Vocal Music