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Parent Update: Week Ending 2/2/18

posted Feb 5, 2018, 6:15 AM by Esther Keller
Mr. Auguste: 
Class 7-2 learned how to factor algebraic expression and solve one step equations.
Classes 8-2 and 8-5 were learning how to solve systems of equations graphically. 

Ms. Casey: 
My classes are reading To Kill a Mockingbird and working on the coordinating package to determine character motives and overall themes in part one. 

Ms. Cucos: 
Class 7-17 performed operations with fractions and finished a Document Based Question (DBQ) on The Progressive Era. 

Mr. Devito: 
My 6th graders finished up learning about Judaism and and we moved on to the Buddhism unit.
My 7th graders are writing our "Should the Constitution Have Been Ratified by the 13 States?" essay. 

Ms. Duro: 
Classes 604, 605 and 606 will be having a Unit 3 test.  Then they will learn about Lesson 9.2 which covers Prime Factorization, and Lesson  9.3 which covers   Order of Operations this week. 

Mr. Gamsey: 
The 6th grade scientists have been learning about the properties of matter.  Within these lessons, they have discovered how thermal energy plays a role in matter changing state/phase.  Additionally, they are learning why some object float and others sink (buoyancy). 

Ms. Kieran: 
My classes are reading To Kill a Mockingbird

Library with Mrs. Keller
Are you trying to read 18 in 2018?
Many of our students have taken on the challenge. Read books in different categories to broaden your reading habits. We have students who've moved from comics to prose, from romance to realistic fiction. What are you reading in 2018? Check out my picks here:

Ms. Maslow:
What is the difference scientifically between thermal energy, heat, and temperature? How does heat travel from one place to another by radiation? These concepts were taught in class to classes 6-1 - 6-5.

Ms. McGee: 
Classes 7-1, 7-8, and 7-9 ELA classes are continuing with our study of A Long Walk to Water.  We are also reading, annotating and close reading articles based on the Sudanese conflicts of the 1980s and 1990s.  

Ms. Miglino: 
Classes 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3 are finishing Module 7 in math class and preparing for their Module 7 test.   

Robotics with Mr. Gamsey: 
The Marine Park Robotics teams are excited for their First Lego League qualifying tournament on Saturday, February 10th here at Marine Park.  We are hosting 25-teams who will compete to move on to the city championship round.  Only 7 teams of the 25 will advance.  No Pressure!!!  The tournament is open to the public and admission is free.  The earlier part of the morning is "technical judging", so there is not much to see.  However, if you would like to cheer on the four Marine Park teams, please arrive after 10:30AM.  The final round ends at 2:00PM with the awards ceremony soon after.   

Ms. Zhan: 
The 8th graders will begin the unit on forces and motion and will learn more specifically about the concepts of motion, relative motion, displacement, and speed.