The second grading cycle ended today. It was actually only 5 weeks long. The same is true of the next cycle which is only 24 school days long. The shorter grading cycles create a need to keep much more careful tabs on grades, and for teachers to give more tests and quizzes.
US History - from Mr. Duesterbeck
In History we will be starting a new unit covering The Articles of Confederation, Constitutional Convention and the Federalists/Anti-Federalists. The students will have one project the week before Thanksgiving Break.
Math 8 and Algebra - from Mrs. Williames
Students will continue to have Imagine Math dues each week during the next grading cycle. This time, I will update the grade less often, but the requirements are the same. If your child struggled to complete the correct number of certificates this cycle. Please help them. Ask your child(ren) to send you a picture of their certificate(s) by Friday each week, and set up a system of rewards/consequences at home for following through. Math 8 needs one certificate and Algebra needs two. Both classes may earn an extra certificate each week for bonus.
At this point, all students should be experts in slope and slope-intercept form to the depth that each course requires. Both courses are currently studying linear functions.
Literacy - from Mr. Garrett
Students are making text-to-text, text-to-world, and text-to-self connections in Holocaust literature. They are explicating and annotating Night. See the images at the end to witness a snapshot of the texts the students have been using.