Wildcats we have reached Fall Break! I hope you all are able to enjoy yourself and relax from all the hard work that we have had so far this year! I cannot wait to hear what you did over the break whether it is to chill out and sleep late, play video games, visit a tourist attraction, or travel. I know I am going to enjoy sleeping late this break and Ms. Rooks is going to the North Georgia Mountains! We hope you all have a great break!
Students are using “Thinking Marks” to help aid them in reading comprehension. Students will use “Thinking Marks” to identify the main idea, points for discussion, and when they don’t understand a concept. The students also used the “Thinking Marks” with partners to explain the reason for their marks. After reading the passage, students watched a short video showing the actual village that article was about. We found it very interesting how the Attula Village in Chinese went to school!
What is one of the most popular activities that teenagers love to do with their friends? They love to take selfies! We used Fun Friday on September 2 to take selfies of our class. We had to think the best way to included everyone in the picture. We are still working on the best way to fit everyone inside the picture 🙂
These were science experiments that students did before the Labor Day weekend. Students explored density tests using different liquids to identify the heavier density. Students had to make predictions to determine the different layers of the liquid. They are holding their completed test tubes to show the different densities.
Chemical vs physical change lab. Ms. Rooks was in charge of using the lighter for the marshmallows due to us being inside a building. After a week full of hard work, we were able to have yummy treats in Mrs. Walters’ class 🙂
In math, we are taking Unit 1 test in 8th and 6th grades. We will be moving onto to our next units, which focus more on mathematical practices and equations. This will help us in the real world, so we will have more real world word problems in our classwork and homework.
In science, we are creating powerpoints to identify information about the different topics we are learning in the different grades. Seventh graders are identifying all the biomes and their characteristics. Eighth graders are creating powerpoints about the different states of matter, atoms, and different types of heat.
This week, we will be focusing on identifying our emotions and how to deal with them. We are working on how our emotions control our thoughts and ultimately our behavior. We are identifying how to respond appropriately to our emotions to make good behavior choices.
I look forward to the progress and achievements that our students are going to make this week!