12/3 - 12/14 - Rugby Middle School Scholastic Book Fair
12/5 - Rugby Craft Fair 9 - 1 (Book Fair will be open)
12/4 - Mid-term grades go home (please sign and return on Monday)
12/4 - Science Test on waves (study guide handed out on Monday)
12/7 - 12/11 - Week of Code (in science classes)
12/8 - Reading Raiders Meeting Chasing Lincoln's Killer
12/17 - Caravel Day
12/18 - November/December PSJ due
12/18 - Early Release
12/18 - 1/3 - NO SCHOOL
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Math and Science
Science - We will be wrapping up our unit on Waves, focusing on Light and Sound waves. Students will have a test on Friday, December 4. During the week of December 7 - 11, students will be learning a bit of computer programming and coding through participating in Code.org's hour of code campaign. During this week students will learn the basics of what it takes for a computer or game to function, and they will be able to create their own designs or games throughout the week.
Language Arts and Social Studies
Over Holiday Break, students will bring home information about an upcoming project. In our next unit, Embracing Heritage, students will interview a family member to learn about their family heritage. When we return from break, students will create a multimedia presentation with the information to share with the class. They will also share photos and family heirlooms during this presentation. This is one of my favorite projects, as students learn new things from their family, while spending quality time together. Please encourage students to take advantage of seeing family members over break.
Social Studies: We are currently studying the Ancient River Civilizations. We have finished your study of the Sumerians and Babylonians in Mesopotamia, and are currently studying the Egyptians. We will also study the Ancient River Civilizations in China and India.