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6th grade math for end of November
Ian Spencer

6th grade math has just finished its unit on ratios and proportions, and we are just beginning on fresh work with percentages and reviewing unit rates. No homework has been assigned.

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6th science Nov. 15th
Edward Gaine

We have been learning how to graph data from the radiation lab and are now analyzing what it means.  This will lead us toward understanding how different colored land surfaces can heat up differently (a key phenomena that triggers weather patterns).  This week we will also begin collecting weather data

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6th Grade ELA: Content & Homework Update
Melissa Eldred

Updated: 11/21/22

6th graders are reading the novel, Wishtree, by Katherine Applegate. In class, we are reading the novel aloud in a variety of ways (teacher lead, whole class, small group, and independently). As we read, students will work to complete a "reader's notebook" in Google Classroom, where they will identify and track main ideas from novel sections as well as analyzing key elements with journal prompts. 

Homework: It is highly recommended that students read a book of their choice for 20-30 minutes each evening, Monday-Thursday, or more frequently if they wish. Study for Parts of Speech Assessment, which will take place after break. There is a paper study guide (also found in Google Classroom) as well as a self-paced Kahoot review game in Google Classroom). 

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6th science
Edward Gaine

We have been building some background information for our unit on weather.  We finished examining the properties of the atmosphere and now are looking at all the different wavelengths of energy that bombard our planet and that we harness to create some very useful technology.  Next we will look how heat gets transferred through different mediums.  T

week of 10/31

We have performed an experiment on convection currents and are now in the midst of a radiation experiment.  We are looking at what surface (sand, water, soil) heats up and cools off the most. 

 

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6th grade math
Ian Spencer

The sixth grade is still working on ratios and proportions. The emphasis is on unit rates; how much for one? Students learn with a unit rate they can find a proportion to any factor. We often double number lines for ratios, and we are moving into comparison tables. I have not assigned any homework.

 

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6th Grade: Climate Zones Project
Ashley Muscarella

6th Grade Climate Zones Project:

Make a creative representation of assigned climate zone. With assigned partner or individual

Project Goal

What: Create a creative representation of my climate zone

Why: So every student can learn about my climate zone

How: Groups of 1 or 2 students. Materials in Ms. M’s room

Where: Ms. Muscarella’s room & home

When: Due Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Projects must:

  • Be clear and neat

  • Include all research

  • Have one map

  • Have one graph

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Seventh Grade

Ian Spencer

7th grade math is now working on radius, diameter, circumference, and using circle related mathematics to find perimeter/circumference in polygons with arcs. No homework has been assigned.

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Melissa Eldred

Updated: 11/21/22

7th graders are reading the novel Missing Mike by Shari Green. As we read, students will be working to identify main ideas throughout the novel as well as examining how the theme  "What is a home?" develops throughout the novel, using their "reader's notebook" in Google Classroom. 

Homework: Students should read 20-30 minutes each evening, from a book of their choice, Monday-Thursday, or more frequently if desired. Study for Parts of Speech Assessment, which will take place after break. There is a paper study guide (also found in Google Classroom) as well as a self-paced Kahoot review game in Google Classroom). 

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Ashley Muscarella

Complete Ukraine Photo Analysis for class 11/16 & 11/17. Listed on Google Classroom

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Edward Gaine

  We've been looking at types of bacteria and viruses and how they can spread from person to person.  The students then did a virtual lab to determine which disinfectant was most effective at inhibiting the growth of bacteria.                                                                                                   This week, students are reading about the real dangers of drug-resistant antibiotics.  We will end our unit with a discussion of all the ways bacteria are helpful to humans.  After this, we will examine how scientists organize and classify all the different lifeforms in a way that helps us understand what may have evolved from what.  From there, we will start our unit on cells by drawing basic plant and animal cells.

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Edward Gaine

This week we have studying the ubiquitous nature of bacteria.  First, we calculated and then graphed data on how quickly a bacteria population grew in 6 hours.  Then, we've been exploring why bacteria can be considered the most dominant life form that has existed on earth. There are several students who didn't finished this last work and need to do it for homework. 

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Ian Spencer

The seventh grade has been learning about constants of proportionality (similar to scale factors), proportional relationships, and proportional relationships on a graph. To do this, we have been reviewing graphing with (x,y) coordinates. There has been no homework assigned other than a worksheet from the beginning of the week.

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Edward Gaine

We have been examining some foundational concepts of ecosystems; food webs and the energy pyramids.  We've also read some real world examples of how the balance in these systems have been dramatically altered by outside factors, including invasive species.

There has been no homework with this unit unless a student has been absent. 

 

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Eighth Grade

Ian Spencer

8th grade math is working on the Y=mX+b format for linear algebra, including calculating the slope of a line on a graph and reading a graph to find its equation.

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Edward Gaine

This past week, we have been exploring exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions.  Students realize that this has to do with the energy gained or lost due to breaking and forming chemical bonds.  We performed a few experiments with this.  We have now moved on to acids and bases.  This has been introduced earlier in the year, but now we will look at it with more depth.  This week we've been reading about acid rain and its effects on the New England landscape.

Some students in 8b, have homework on this reading that is due on Monday.

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Melissa Eldred

Updated: 11/21/22

8th graders have begun working on writing their informational essay about The Outsiders novel, which we just finished reading. Their essay will examine how the socs and the greasers change their viewpoints about one another as the book progresses. 

Homework: The Outsiders Essay need to be completed preferably by 11/22/22, but no later than 11/28/22 (at the beginning of the school day). Study for Parts of Speech Assessment, which will take place after break. There is a paper study guide (also found in Google Classroom) as well as a self-paced Kahoot review game in Google Classroom). 

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Ashley Muscarella

Complete Ukraine Photo Analysis for class 11/16 & 11/17. Listed on Google Classroom

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Edward Gaine

We have been practicing for the upcoming test this week on the conservation of mass.  The test was Thursday/Friday; for 8a, they will complete it on Monday.  If students are still having difficulty, they can continue to review their notes before the test.  After this, we will conduct an experiment to prove conservation of mass.  This is where we will measure the mass of all the reactants and compare it to the mass of all the products.

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Ian Spencer

The eighth grade has been working on linear algebra: plotting points on a graph, using tables made from line equations, and comparing values of lines on a single graph. The lessons from our past unit on how to determine the slope of a line will become critical in creating the equation of a line. No homework this week, some next.

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Jessica Ramirez

10/31 Quizlet Día de los Muertos in Google Classroom 

11/3  Boom Cards Día de los Muertos in Google Classroom

11/7 Sr. Wooly Billy la Bufunda assignment in Sr. Wooly website

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