Speech Contest on Tuesday 4/23
Sixth Grade Social Studies--Students are working through Module 25 Lesson 3 on Southern Africa. We will be learning about 8 different countries next week. Students will read about the culture and politics of the region, including apartheid. Students have been encouraged to share the discussions we have in class at home. We are working on forming opinions based on information. We have had discussions on vaccines, inclusion, and distribution of wealth. Students are learning how topics found all around the world have can have an impact on their views and opinions.
Sixth Grade Math— Students have concluded their unit on proportions. We will review for the chapter 7 test at the beginning of the week. Students will take their unit test on Thursday and Friday of next week. On Thursday, students will take the non-calculator portion of the test. Some of the skills require computation competency, those skills will the first part of the test. On Friday, students will take the calculator portion of the test. On this part of the test, the important skills are setting problems up correctly and understanding the problems. Students will be allowed their calculator for all computation since I am assessing understanding on this section of the test.
Seventh Grade Math— Students have had plenty of exposure and practice solving equations. Students will review at the beginning of the week for their equations test. They will take the Chapter 11 Section A test on Wednesday of next week. It will cover 2-step, multi-step and variable on both sides equations. Students should practice the procedure for solving equations. This includes what to look for in the equation as a clue to which step in the procedure to begin with. There are many online resources to practice solving equations. I encourage the students to practice and be prepared for the test.
Eighth Grade Math— Eighth graders finished working with functions tables, writing equations and graphing. We will review for their test on Tuesday and the students will take the Chapter 2 test on Wednesday. Students will then move on to Chapter 6, a geometry unit including circles, prisms, cones and cylinders.
Algebra-- Students will work through the first sections of Chapter 11. We will cover simplifying rational expressions, multiplying rational expressions, and dividing rational expressions. These are skills based on a solid understanding of fractions and how they work. If your student is a little rusty with fractions, I encourage them to refresh their memory before next week. The chapter 11 quiz will take place the following week.