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Parent Update: Week Ending 5/5/17

posted May 9, 2017, 6:08 AM by Esther Keller   [ updated May 9, 2017, 6:08 AM ]
It certainly doe not feel like Spring, but it is here! The Math tests are over and we know our students worked hard!  

6th Grade:

Ms. Fogarazzo:
In 6th grade students analyzed Greek architecture. In addition they debated whether Alexander the Great was a hero or a villain.

Mrs. Maslow:
Classes 6-1 and 6-2 learned what the science of taxonomy is and how organisms are classified. They learned why the Animal Kingdom is divided into Vertebrates and Invertebrates, and that 98% of organisms on Earth are invertebrates.

Ms. Gaskowitz:
This week Class 6-5 analyzed African American poetry dealing with the theme of the American Dream while making connections to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

7th Grade:

Ms. Cucos :
Class 7-12 began Of Mice and Men and reviewed questions for our Math Exam.

Ms. Maslow:
Classes 7-1 and 7-2 learned about the protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom. They learned about the energy shells that surround an atom and how many electrons each energy shell can hold.

Ms. Gomez:
This past week Classes 7-8, 7-9, 7-10, and 7-11 learned to tell time in Spanish. We also asked and stated at what time an event was taking place. We also took our quiz on telling time.

Ms. Flattts:
The students reviewed the theme of power vs. powerlessness and individual vs. community in an on demand writing assignment. The On Demand question was ‘Was George a brother or bully to Lennie?’

Mr. Auguste:
In Classes 7-5 and 7-7 we learned how to draw figures that satisfy figures that satisfy the given condition.

Ms. Gaskowitz:
7-1 and 7-5 read and analyzed Chapter 2 of Of Mice and Men, while discussing foreshadowing.

8th Grade:

Ms. Fogarazzo:
In 8th grade students analyzed the reasons that caused the Great Depression.

Ms. Long:
8-4 completed final test prep for the State Math exam as well as test prep for the upcoming State Science exam.

Mr. Auguste:
In Class 8-2 we learned how to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing side.

Ms. A. Klein:
Algebra
How did we use statistics to draw conclusions from quantitative data?

Grade 8 math
How did we review and prepare for the math state assessment?

Non-Academic:

Ms. Realmutto:
Last week students in the Gardening class continued to sow seeds for herbs, flowers, and vegetables. After the amazing garden clean-up the previous week the garden is almost ready for transferring our seedlings outdoors.