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January 12, 2018

SOCIAL STUDIES: (Ms. Ellis A-13) Students did a great job preparing for the mid year exam! Next week we will be completing the preliminary round for the the National Geographic School Bee. This is a contest for students in grades 4 through 8 designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works. We will then return to our study of Europe. A travel project will be assigned soon.

READING: ( A-13) Students will continue reading Freak the Mighty.

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mrs. Sullivan A-15) Students will complete the open response portion of their midterm on Tuesday, January 16th. Students completed the multiple choice portion of the exam on Thursday, January 11th. After the midterm exam, students will finish the discussion and writing activity for the short story “Throught the Tunnel.” We will begin our novel Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate on Monday, January 22nd. This is a moving story about a young refugee who comes to the United States from Sudan. The young boy, Kek, must assimilate to his new country while anxiously waiting to see if his mother makes it to the United States. Students will be selecting a fiction book to read for quarter three. Books need to be approved by me by Monday, January 22nd.

READING: (A-15) Students have started the novel Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix. We continue to focus on comprehension, vocabulary, and story elements (characters, setting, plot).

MATH: (Mrs. MacCurtain A-14) Students did a great job preparing for the math mid year exam.  Students have been introduced to Chapter 5, “Ratios and Rates.” They will continue with 5.1 (Ratios), 5.2 (Ratio Tables), 5.3 (Rates) and 5.4 (Comparing and Graphing Ratios).  If there is time there will be a quiz on 5.1 – 5.4.  

READING: (A14) Students will continue reading Among the Imposters.

SCIENCE: (Mrs. Richardson D-103) Next week the students will continue to study Chapter 5, “Earthquakes.”  We will demonstrate the different seismic waves and apply what we know about the earth’s structure.  Vocabulary introduced will include epicenter, seismograph, primary, secondary, surface waves, normal, reverse and strike-slip faults.  We will also have discussion about the effects of earthquake activity on people’s lives. The students completed their mid-year assessment.  Great work!

READING: (D103) We continue to read A Long Walk to Water.  Students are collecting more vocabulary.  We continue class discussion about the journey of Nya and Salva.

HEALTH: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will be learning about the different types of bullying.  We will be discussing the role of the bystander and how they can make the bullying situation escalate or deescalate.  The second week students will be working in small groups designing a Bullying PSA using imovie.

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