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CLASSROOM UPDATES: 12/2/15 - 12/11/15
Reading Unit: Elements of Fiction and Nonfiction
Focus: Putting it all together
Writing Unit: Investigative Journalism
Focus: Developing news-writing skills by observing the world around us.
Unit: Expressions and Functions (chapter 5)
Quiz Friday over quadratic function. Chapter test will be next Tuesday; the review will be on Monday.
Unit: Linear Equations and their Graphs. This week we a working on parallel and perpendicular lines. There will be quiz on Friday. The chapter test will be next week. More information will be forthcoming.
Unit: The First 30 Elements
There will be a practice quiz on Friday. Student projects are also due on Friday. Chapter "real deal" quiz will be next Tuesday. Students will then move on to rocks and minerals.
Unit: Towards Independence
Essential Questions: When is it necessary for citizens to rebel against their government?
Students have learned about the early acts the King imposed against colonists, and will be learning about others that move the colonies towards independence. Students are also taking on the roles of historical figures and debating whether or not to rebel against England. The chapter test is tentatively scheduled for 12/15.
NEED EXTRA HELP?
Ms. Barkho: Monday and Tuesday until 4:30pm, Thursdays by appointment
Ms. Cathey: Monday through Friday until 4:30pm
Mr. Krankowski: By appointment
Mr. Lorentzen: Mornings beginning at 7:15am
Mrs. McDaniel: Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until 4:30pm
Mr. Mudd: Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:30pm
Mr. Pearcy: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until 4:30pm
**There will be no tutoring available on the third Wednesday of each month as the teachers will be participating in Staff Meetings.
Also, there is NO SCHOOL next Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!