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Parent Update: Week Ending 2/9/18

posted Feb 12, 2018, 9:29 AM by Esther Keller   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 9:29 AM ]
Mr. Auguste: 
Classes 8-2 and 8-5 learned how to solve systems of equations by substitution.
Class 7-2’s  students learned how to solve rational equations and write two steps equations from word problems.

Ms. Casey: 
My classes are reading part two of To Kill a Mockingbird, deconstructing the trial and character motives as well as identifying Maycomb's "usual disease". 

Ms. Cucos: 
Class 7-17 learned about how America became a super country. We also compared school during the Great Depression and school in today’s society.

Mr. Devito: 
My 6th Graders in Social Studies are beginning our Buddhism Unit.
My 7th Graders in Social Studies are finishing up our Ratifying of the Constitution essay and moving into the explanation of the Bill of Rights. 

Mr. Gamsey: 
6th Grade Science
The 6th grade scientists have wrapped up their unit on States of Matter.  After a brief unit on Thermal Energy, the students will return from the mid-winter recess to begin learning about our atmosphere and weather.

Marine Park Robotics
Marine Park hosted the First Lego League (FLL) Brooklyn Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, February 10th at 9:00AM -   The event was free and open to the public.  

Ms. Gaskowitz: 
My 6th graders finished the unit on The Giver, finished their argumentative essays as well, and are taking an exam. 

Ms. Hanson: 
This week in 7th grade ELA, students connected current issues in Sudan to the struggles faced by main characters in A Long Walk to Water. Students in 7-6 and 7-7 assessed their on-demands to see writing skills they need to improve upon as they get ready for their research paper. 

Ms. Keller: 
7th grade classes have started to visit the library to learn about The Struggle for Civil Rights in honor of Black History month. Students are engaging in self-paced learning modules and exploring the struggle of African Americans to get equal rights. in addition 7th grade classes are researching the South Sudan and were using the library databases in addition to other search tools to find information on their individual research questions.

And are you reading 18(books) in 2018? Many of our students have joined the challenge. 

Students are trying to read out of the box and some have really spread their reading wings! Learn more about the challenge by visiting the library's website

Mrs. Maslow:
Students learned how thermal energy travels by conduction, convection, and radiation. After the mid-winter break, we will be starting our unit on the atmosphere. Students will be given a homework packet with review questions from the unit on matter. 

Mr. Murolo: 
Students in 7-1, 7-2, 7-4, 7-5 and 7-12 were introduced to the digestive system and will write a short response about mechanical and chemical digestion used during the digestive process.   

Ms. Zhan: 
The 8th grade Science students learned about Forces and Motion with Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws.  Next week, students will continue with Newton's 3rd Law and graphing motion.  We will also be conducting ramp experiments to explore more on the relationship between forces and distance.