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Parent Update: Week Ending 3/31/17

posted Apr 3, 2017, 9:03 AM by Esther Keller   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 9:03 AM ]
ELAs are behind us (with the exception of the few students still needing to make-up exams). The school musical, The Little Mermaid, has arrived. In the meanwhile... we're still learning @I.S. 278.

6th Grade:

Ms. Duro:
603 and 604 finished Lesson 11.4. Lesson 12.1 was completed last Tuesday. Lesson 12.3 was discussed on Wednesday to Friday of last week.

Ms. Vieria:
Last Monday, class 6-13, finished up their test prep in preparation for the ELA State Exam students took on 3/28-3/30. We will now move into our new novel, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor.

Ms. Gaskowitz:
My studentswatched the film versions of The Giver and assessed whether or not the novels central themes have been justified.

Ms. Fogarazzo:
In 6th grade students completed a gallery walk- learning about life in the Ancient Greece city states of Athens and Sparta.

Ms. Maslow:
My classes learned about tornadoes and how students in the central states of the U.S. also have tornado drills in addition to fire drills. We also learned how tornadoes only occur in the U.S, and the conditions needed for one to form.

7th Grade:

Ms. Vieria: 
Last Monday, classes 7-8, 7-9, 7-10, and 7-11 finished up their test prep in preparation for the ELA State Exam students took on 3/28-3/30. We will now move into our new novels (Roll of Thunder for the 6th grade and Of Mice and Men for the 7th grade). 

Ms. Gaskowitz: 
My studentswatched the film versions of The Outsiders and assessed whether or not the novels central themes have been justified. 

Mr. Tupper:
My math class students continued to work with circles. Students were using radius and diameter to identify and interpret circumference and area. Students were also working with formulas to further enhance their understanding of expressions and equations.

Ms. Cucos:
7-12 reflected after each day of testing to see how they can improve for the next day. We also worked on sharpening basic Math skills.

Mr. Murolo:
My classes began writing an argumentative essay on analog vs. digital technology. Then, we will begin our chemistry unit with the intention to learn about solubility.

Ms. Maslow:
My classes watched a Brainpop about the advantages and disadvantages of analog and digital technology as part of the Sound Waves and Light Waves Unit. Students annotated a text, filled in a graphic organizer, and had a choice of quotes as the argumentative writing prompt. The essay is to be completed at home and is due April 7th.

8th Grade:

Ms. A. Klein:
Algebra
Students drew conclusions about using scientific notation with the real number system.

Grade 8
Students analyzed angle relationships and measurements.

Ms.Fogarazzo:
In 8th grade students examined Woodrow Wilson's 14 Point Plan for "peace without victory" following World War I.