Super Studies – Mrs. Bebell: As we begin to wrap up our study of the global water crisis, students wrote letters to a variety of people so that they can share what they have learned and/or ask for donations to support their fundraising efforts. They also created some promotional materials for our upcoming showing of Finding Nemo on Friday, October 4. If you are able to help on Friday evening and/or provide low-sugar snacks for the class to sell, please let me know.
English Language Arts – Mrs. Thoner: Students read and digested two articles – one that we had worked on last week regarding the Sudanese Liberation Army and how that helped pull the Nuer and Dinka tribes together in their struggle to maintain their independence and the other about the loss of their ability to provide cattle as a dowry due to the fighting. Students continue to work on quoting from the text to support their responses to verbal and written questions. There will be an end of Unit assessment this coming week.
Math: Mrs. Tapley: 7th grade mathematicians applied their understanding of fractions to unit rates this week. They solved complex problems and demonstrated multiple ways of finding the solution. They ended the week with multi-step ratio problems. 8th grade mathematicians worked hard on learning how to use all four operations with scientific notation. By doing so, they were applying their recently learned skills with exponents.
7th and 8th grade students also were excellent role models to the younger students on Friday when they had an hour where they did various activities with their younger sidekicks. Each 7th and 8th grade student is paired with one or two younger students, and there was an incredible amount of kindness, caring, and patience shown.
- Friday, October 4: 6:00 Family movie night hosted by the 7/8 class to raise money for Water for South Sudan. Donations will be accepted, and there will be snacks for sale.
- 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)