Blue Team Weekly Update
Week of 5/17-5/21
ELA- Mrs. Camden
This week students presented their research to their classes. I am so proud of students for persevering through even though it was scary. We had the best variety of podcasts, TedTalks, Paper Slide Videos, and presentations. It was so nice to see students present about a topic they were interested in and learn a little more about them!
Next week we will begin a shortened version of our Social Issues unit.
As we approach the end of the school year, please help your child to remember to return my classroom library books. They have my name on the side or may say 8 Blue. If my name is on it, I have personally purchased the book.
If your child is absent, they can go to my Canvas homepage to find a video explaining what we did at the end of the day. I have been putting this out as an announcement as well. If they have any questions, please have them email me so I can help them out.
You can email anytime.
Science- Mr. Vorel
This week students took their last summative assessment in science. The test covered our waves unit and their grades have been updated in SIS. All grades are up to date and reflect students' final grades in science class for the year.
Next week we celebrate students' hard work and perseverance through this crazy school year!
Students who are in quarantine or otherwise absent should check my Canvas page everyday. In the modules section is a page called Daily Videos for Students in Quarantine / Absent. There they can find the direct instruction from me via recorded video and/or other directions for that day. They should then complete the daily independent assignment posted in the same place it has been all year.
Please reach out at any time with questions or concerns!
Social Studies- Mr. McGinnis
This week students completed their 5-Minutes to Change the World documentary. We will start presenting them on Friday.
Speaking of economics, our Stock market game, McStockapolooza21, 2nd hour has regained the lead while 3rd hour is now in 2nd.
Please reinforce safety procedures from the district for everyone's safety. Thinking of others and their safety will, I believe, pay dividends as they become adults.
The best way to contact me is through email. Parents and students please use MCGINNIS.TIM@WGMAIL.ORG
My goal is to respond within 24 hours.
Check Canvas if you are absent. I post a video on days that need one for the virtual students on Canvas.
Please feel free to reach out and let me know if you have any questions.