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Parent Update: Week Ending 1/19/18

posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:52 AM by Esther Keller   [ updated Jan 22, 2018, 6:53 AM ]
Mr. Auguste: 
Class 7-2 reviewed how to find total cost, sales tax, unit rate and percent of change.
Classes 8-2 and  8-5 solved multi-step equations with variables on both sides using distributive property.

Ms. Casey: 
My classes are learning about The Great Depression in order to understand the inspiration for To Kill a Mockingbird.

Ms. Cucos: 
Class 7-17 started new units in all subjects. Vocabulary homework went home each day. Please study the words with them!

Ms. Duro: 
Classes 6-4, 6-5 and 6-6 are learning about percents in Module 8. 

Ms. Hanley: 
Students in 6-14, and 6-15 continued their reading of The Giver, and had a debate over the decisions of the Community in the novel using textual evidence to support their decisions. 

Ms. Hansen: 
This week, 7-6, 7-7, and 7-9 ELA classes are completing various versions of film-to-book comparisons of The Outsiders. This will culminate in a final writing evaluation of how well the film adaptation portrayed the novel. Students will be starting their new literacy unit next week.

Ms. Kieran: 
My classes discussed the role satire plays in To Kill a Mockingbird.  

Ms. Maslow: 
My 6th grade students learned how atoms behave in solids, liquids, and gasses. Students also are learning about the physical and chemical properties of matter. 
Ms. Realmutto: 
Classes 6-4 and 6-5 continued to read and analyze The Giver in English. 

Mr. Murolo: 
Students in 7-1, 7-2, 7-4, 7-5, and 7-12 will learn about elements, compounds and mixtures. This knowledge will be applied to understanding about solubility. Lastly, students will be introduced to balancing chemical equations. 

Ms. Tammaro: 
This week in 8th grade ELA, we are reading chapters 3-5 of To Kill A Mockingbird.  Students learned all about Maycomb, Alabama and the trials and tribulations of the town.  
7th grade ELA started to discuss Sudan and the civil war that existed there. We watched a documentary called "The 
Lost Boys of Sudan," and will begin our new novel, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. 

Ms. Zhan: 
Our 8th Grade Science Class was learning about what fossils are, how they were formed and how they can be used to help us study the history of the species and our earth's past.  We also learned about transitional fossils and how they can be used to trace the evolution of species such as ancient horses to our modern day horses.  We also reviewed Charles Darwin theory of natural selection to understand how overproduction, survival of the fittest, competition, adaptation, genetic variation, environmental conditions, and selection drove evolution.