Math – Mrs. Tapley: 7th grade mathematicians worked on demonstrating their understanding about unit rates with fractions on an assessment. They then began applying their work with proportions to studying scale drawings. 8th grade mathematicians practiced applying their learning about scientific notation and exponents and then completed an assessment on Friday on this module.
English Language Arts – Mrs. Thoner: This week we began the second unit in A Long Walk to Water. We worked in small groups to discuss what a theme is and to determine possible themes within our text, A Long Walk to Water. We looked at the challenges Nya and Salva have faced so far, and what helped them to survive those challenges. On Thursday we were able to watch a recorded interview with Salva and the author, Linda Sue Park. We learned more about how he currently is affected by the traumas he went through, and about his foundation to provide water, sanitation, and bathrooms to villages in South Sudan.
Super Studies – Mrs. Bebell: This week the 7/8 class worked on some basic science skills, such as using direct observations to infer information and developing an experiment about paper rocket models using the scientific method. They also worked to prepare for Friday’s movie night. The students were great hosts and, while the crowd was small, they raised over $150 (so far!) to send to Water for South Sudan.
Boat Building: This year’s 7th and 8th graders were excited to get started with their boatbuilding class this year! Wednesday was their first session, where they found out that they are going to build remote control sailboats and race them. They are also going to rig last year’s skiff with sails this winter.
- October 7th-11th: Camp Kieve (https://www.kwe.org/the-leadership-school/)
- Friday, October 11th: Brooklin backpacks go home
- Monday, October 14th: No School: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
- Friday, October 25th: Early Release at 1:00 PM
- November 1st: Student-Led Conferences (No school, except for attendance at the conference)