The Middle School discipline plan will be emailed out this week. Please print and return last page or email your student’s HOMEROOM teacher by Friday.
Last week, I sent home a policy packet for my classes to be signed by a parent (7th and 8th only. 6th will be sent home this week.) I had very few returned. This was counted as a grade.
Here is what we are doing this week:
7th math: Students will continue to review adding and subtracting integers. We will also learn how to multiply and divide integers. The rules can be easily confused, so it is very important that the students reference their notes until they are 100%.
7th grade prealgebra: We are working on integer computation this week. Depending on how well this goes, we may begin square roots as well.
8th grade prealgebra: Students will work on classifying numbers this week. We will also work on ordering rational and irrational numbers, as well as mixed rational computation. This will allow us to review integer, decimal, and fraction computation. We will continue to review this throughout the year.
Algebra: We will be simplifying, adding, subtracting, and multiplying radicals this week.
All 7th graders will review area of parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids on Thursday.
All 8th graders will discuss attributes of 3D shapes on Thursday and learn formulas for surface area and volume for the figures.
6th Science: Students will begin learning about the scientific method this week. We will focus specifically on scientific questions, hypothesis, and variables.
7th Science: Students will begin to learn about processes that shape the earth this week as we discuss weathering, erosion, and deposition. We will also begin to discuss igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.
8th Science: We are continuing our unit on atoms and the periodic table. We will finish up talking about the various atomic model theories and begin discussing subatomic particles, elements, and upcoming quizzes on the element symbols. Students will be given 2 lists of elements and symbols to learn. I suggest that they create flash cards or make Quizlets to help them study. Quiz dates will be set soon.