I am so proud to be able to share the final products from our Now and Then Podcasting Project! Students interviewed their parents about their middle school experiences and then compiled similar stories based on the themes present. They also researched past decades and created news briefs, trend reports, and product commercials to share what they learned about the past!
Check out the podcasts below, in a ThingLink. Simply click on the targets to see the links to the podcasts and press play!
April 5, 2016
Welcome back everyone. I hope you had a relaxing and fun break.
This week we are beginning our study of Ratios in Topic 10. We will also be doing some preparation for upcoming PARCC testing over the next few weeks.
In Block 5 math we will be taking a deeper look at Ratios and Graphing Ratios in Topic 12.
This week we have begun to look at various differences between Northern and Southern societies between the years 1820-1860. We refer to these years as the “Antebellum Years”. We took a close look at differences regarding the following areas; economic, transportation, population, and cultural. Next week we will continue with this topic as well as taking a more in-depth look at slavery.
Our 4-day week was occupied primarily with NWEA testing and research for the multi-genre biography project. Students should continue note taking and begin drafting their first two writing pieces, which are due on 1/30. We have been having work time in class, but students should also be researching and writing at home.
Additionally, the class has moved from roots work into challenge vocabulary. We began using the words in context and will continue to do so next week. The test is Friday, 1/27.
Have a beautiful weekend, families!
“Thou hast only to follow the wall far enough and there will be a door in it.” From The Door in the Wallby Marguerite de Angeli
We have been learning about living and nonliving things in science and students completed a lab to identify substances as either living or nonliving. Students then viewed the brine shrimp under the microscope. Here are some of the videos that the students took of their observations.