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Parent Update: Week Ending 3/16/18

posted Mar 19, 2018, 5:46 AM by Esther Keller   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 5:46 AM ]

Mr. Auguste: 
Classes 8-2 and 8-5 learned how to transform a figure by rotating and using two types of transformations at once.
Class 7-2 reviewed how to write and solve inequality word problems. 

Ms. Cucos: 
Class 7-17 worked on answering short responses in all subjects and figured out how to eliminate poor multiple choice answers. 

Mr. Devito: 
My 6th grade students  started the Religions of the World Essay.
My 7th grade students learned about Thomas Jefferson and Western Expansion! 

Mr. Gamsey: 
The 6th grade meteorologists have been learning about the atmosphere and how winds form.  Winds, along with the Sun, are the driving forces behind most of our weather.  The students will be learning the basics of weather forecasting in the next few weeks. 

Mr. Gamsey:
Marine Park Robotics
The Marine Park Water Wires, one of Marine Park's four robotics teams, competed at the NYC First Lego League robotics championships on Sunday, March 11th at City College in Manhattan.  The 7th grade team competed against 65 other award-winning teams from throughout the city.  Unfortunately, we did not win any awards at this level but the kids did great!!!.  As the team said, "Wait 'til next year!!!!" 

Mrs. Keller - Library
6th Grade students have been visiting the library to learn more about the Japanese Internment by finishing 5 self-paced learning stations. You can see what they're doing here. Students loved learning independently at their own pace and liked that much of the learning came while interacting with technology. If your child's class hasn't come yet, they're probably scheduled over the next few weeks.

Look out for info on our 2 new library clubs. Maker Monday and Tinker Tuesday for 6th and 7th grade students.

Ms. Kieran: 
My classes analyzed Tom Robinson’s trial in To Kill a Mockingbird

Ms. Maslow: 
My 6th grade students learned how wind forms and how the sun’s uneven heating of the earth’s surface plays a major role. Students learned about trade winds, the Easterlies and the Westerlies.

Mr. Murolo: 
Students in Class 7-1, 7-2, 7-4, 7-5 and 7-12 finished learning about the Circulatory System. Students also learned about theLymphatic System ad the Integumentary System (Skin). 

Ms. Zhan: 
This week, our 8th grade science students are learning about the movement of the Earth around the Sun causing day/night cycles and seasonal changes.  They will be doing an interactive lab to learn about the Seasonal changes.

Later this week, they will be learning about the Moon phases and the effects of the Moon on Earth.