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Parent Update: Week Ending 3/29/18

posted Apr 1, 2018, 8:11 PM by Esther Keller   [ updated Apr 1, 2018, 8:12 PM ]

Have a restful Spring Break!

Mrs. Keller: 

7th Graders have been visiting the library to study the Great Depression in preparation of the novel Of Mice and Men.

Keep Reading over the break! Use the library's catalog at --> catalog --> collections to see reading suggestions. 

Mr. Auguste: 

This week inClass 7-2, we learned how to use a scale factor to find the actual size.

In 8-2 and  8-5  we we learned how to find the volume of different shapes. 

Mr. Devito: 

In 6th grade Social Studies we wrote an essay on  Ancient Religions and began a  unit on Ancient Greece

In 7th grade Social Studies we finished up Western Expansion/Manifest Destiny with the annexation of Texas/California and the Mexican American War. 

Ms. Gaskowitz: 

This week 6th grade is working on test sophistication skills in preparation for the upcoming exam. 

Ms. Casey: 

My classes are continuing their critical lens essays.  These essays are student choice essays and are on demand writing pieces. 

Ms. Duro: 

Classes 604, 605 and 606 completed Lesson 12.4 (Writing Equations from Tables and Graphs) this week.  

Ms. Kieran: 

My classes will be finishing up To Kill a Mockingbird over the next few weeks. 

Ms. Zhan: 

This week, the 8th grade science students will be wrapping up on the unit of Earth-Sun-and-Moon with Tides, Stars and Sun, Objects in the Solar System and a unit quiz. 

Ms. Cucos: 

Class 7-17 wrote and peer edited short responses in ELA and Social Studies to complete last minute test preparations. 

Mr. Bochbot: 

My 6th grade students learned about Greek Mythology and my 7th grade students learned about the Annexation of Texas and the Mexican American war. 

Ms. Maslow: 

Students learned how clouds form, are classified, and what kind of weather they bring. They made a graphic organizer about the three major types of clouds as well as a foldable to show their position in the atmosphere.