Social Studies: Have all sites explained by 8:15 on Feb. 22
Reading: Pick College/Tech School and Have Notes on Attributes (see below)
- Library Fundraiser - February 1st - March 2nd
For math, we did a review of some concepts involving area to help with understanding of the grid for the mosaic. We also reminded students that they need to have their picture drawn on their grid paper because we will be starting to assemble our mosaics. They will only have a couple days to put them together in class since it is just cutting and pasting paper.
Students worked on finding information for their sites. They need to have the Who? When? Where? Why? and How? answered for each site. There is an example of how to do it correctly on the class website homepage. The website address is youngbm.mtnhomesd.org.
For science, we finished our adaptations presentations. We will be having a quiz over adaptations in the next couple of days. We will also be moving into the actual project of having students create an organism to help it survive in a specific environment.
In reading, we determined that nearly every student will need to go through some sort of post-secondary education program in order to reach their career goal. We told students to figure out all of the following as soon as possible:
- Location and programs offered
- Tuition, room & board, meal plans, fees, books, and transportation
- Admission requirements
- GPA, extracurricular activities, volunteer experience, prerequisite courses, and references
Final note, you will start to see your child’s grades begin to change as we start inputting more grades into the gradebook. The science fair project grades have been added to the gradebook. We are finishing up the narratives. You will start to see more single subject grades, as we have moved into a block schedule to hit specific content. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Finally, we would like to leave you with a quote today from American inventor, Henry Ford, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
IN THIS CLASS, IT IS NOT ABOUT WHAT WE KNOW, IT IS ABOUT WHAT WE DO WITH WHAT WE KNOW!