JCMS Team 2 Newsletter
December 9 - December 13
What's going on in class?
This week in Language Arts students wrote their second essay (five paragraphs). Each student answered the question, “How do positive character traits help people overcome forces beyond their control?”. Students chose three character traits they believe would be most helpful in these situations. For each trait students gave reasons they believe the traits could help and then quoted and cited Hatchet as evidence to support their choices. Final copies of the essay will be turned in next week. To finish up this week students also took the Interim test, which is a practice for the state test that they will be taking in the spring.
Dear Parents and Families,
6th grade science has been studying Earth’s Structure, including Earth’s Layers, Plate Motion, and Distribution of Natural Resources. As a fun way to wrap up the semester we would like to show the movie “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (2008) the last couple of days of the semester. As student’s watch, we would separate the fact from fiction of the film using the information your student has learned over the course of the semester and through a comparison with a national geographic documentary they have already taken notes over. This movie is rated PG. If you would prefer to have your student not watch the video with the class and have an alternate assignment instead, please email me (email@example.com) before Tuesday 12/17/19 - we will begin watching that day during class. Thank you in advance!
This week in social studies, the students continued learning about Ancient China. We specifically focused on the Qin Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty. The students began a research project about the Chinese city of Chang'an, which they will reconstruct in Minecraft. To wrap up the semester, on Wednesday and Thursday, we will view the Disney Movie Mulan (1998) and compare it to what we have already learned about Ancient China. This movie is rated G. If you would prefer to have your student not watch the video with the class and have an alternate assignment instead, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Tuesday 12/17/19 - we will begin watching that day during class. Thank you in advance!
Mrs. Riley's CAT Time Spreads Holiday Cheer
Students of the Week!
Please charge tablets every night. Many students are leaving tablets in their locker. If your family would prefer that the tablet stays at school, please contact your student's CAT time teacher to make arrangements for secure storage and charging.
Team 2 Expectations
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