Hello and welcome back to a new week at McVeety School. It would appear that the deep-freeze has lifted just in time for our Winter Survival field trip!
Reading: Students continue to read and repsond to chapters in their novel studies. We do daily small-group discussions talking about the chapters, significant events, and making connections.
Writing: In writing, students are working on building stamina during free-write times. These sessions are meant to help students generate ideas. Ideally, the class should be able to free write uninteruppted and focused for 15 minutes. The class is presently able to do this for around 9 minutes. We continue to work on this with the use of a timer.
Grade 7: Students are working on patterns and relations. They have learned multiplication tricks and are looking at input and output tables with linear equations.
Grade 8: Students have completed up to lesson 5.3: Solving Percent Problems. We will be working on lesson 5.4: Sales Tax and Discount tomorrow. This will be followed by assessment #1 and the mid-unit review.
Science: We are exploring the big idea that water is found in all three states on the earth. We have drawn diagrams of the water cycle and the water table.
Heritage Fair: Students have been put in their groups and have chosen a topic for their heritage fair project. Next day, they will be organizing timelines around their topic. Ask your child who he/she is working with and what their topic is for this project.
Winter Survival: Our field trip is tomorrow. Students will be given a few minutes at the end of today to finalize plans and make sure they know what they need to bring.
Ski Trip: Our ski trip is set for Thursday February 2. Please return permission forms and money to the school as soon as possible.
Blog Tidbit: When are ski trip permission forms due?
Have a great week!