Our goal is to support all students in attaining their goals and reaching towards the Farmington Vision of the Graduate. Along the way, we strive to make positive connections and prepare students for the important transition to high school.
Any questions or concerns please contact your child's homeroom teacher or Team D leader, Ms. Becker at BeckerS@fpsct.org.
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Team D Classrooms...
If you visit Team D, here is what you'll see students working on...
In Spanish students are comparing celebrations in Spanish speaking countries and the United States and will soon research and learn everything about the Quinceañera, a popular coming of age celebration. In French, students are learning about the districts in Paris and practicing how to give and follow directions in the city. They will soon research the district of their choice to be able to report to the class about its highlights and places of interest.
In Math classes, Pre-Algebra and Algebra students are studying functions and will soon move into learning the Pythagorean Theorem and plane figures; students are studying transformations and will soon move into coordinate geometry and learning the Pythagorean Theorem.
In Social Studies classes, students will continue their work on Project Paideia 2.0 (see email updates for more information). We have already begun working on developing a public product that addresses our big question, How can I inform a public audience about events and developments that influenced my community's history? When students are not working on their Paideia Public Product, they will be learning about the structure and function of our federal government. The second half of the year in Social Studies will also focus on improving argument writing skills.
In Language Arts classes, students began their research in the library on the rebel project. The student learning target: I can demonstrate how a real-life rebel can shape and changed history through my research. Upon completion of the notes and works cited, students will write a magazine article which highlights the early life, influences, mentors, opponents, accomplishments, and legacy of this person. Finally, students will present this real-life rebel to the class in a first-person oral presentation.
In Science class, students are beginning their unit on Human Body Systems. Throughout this unit, students will focus on the essential question: "How do body systems work together to maintain the body's balance?". We will study each individual body system throughout trimester 2 while linking our learning to student's choice of health issue to research.
Team D Teachers 2015-16:
Ms. Becker- Team Leader and Science BeckerS@fpsct.org
Ms. Bettega - Spanish/French Bettegas@fpsct.org
Mr. Casarella - Social Studies Casarellan@fpsct.org
Mrs. Frascadore- Language Arts Frascadoreb@fpsct.org
Mrs. Lewis - Reading/Language Arts Lewisd@fpsct.org
Mr. McNamara- Math McNamaraj@fpsct.org
Ms. Narvesen- Math Narvesenj@fpsct.org
Ms. Praven - Special Education/Social Studies Pravenb@fpsct.org
Mrs. Ramirez- Counselor Ramirezl@fpsct.org