Greetings Team Equinox Families:
- Looking Ahead - The Middle School will be putting on a “Power to the People” Night from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Milton High School on Thursday, June 7. This will be an opportunity for students to showcase their end-of-unit artwork that represents a civil rights struggle.
Here’s what your child has been up to this week on Team Equinox~
In Science, we are finishing up our unit on minerals. Students should work on the classwork if they haven’t yet finished it (project, homework, station work and crossword puzzle). Our Trout Release Date is set for June 11th from 8am-1pm at Mills Riverside Park. Please return the permission slip as soon as possible. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form.
In Social Studies, we have finished conducting research on our Power to the People changemakers, and started to use our research to fill out outlines for our research papers. These outlines detail what information belongs in each paragraph, and how the paper should be formatted. We ended the week by giving and receiving feedback on our work, and having our Week in Rap current events discussion. Research papers will be DUE at the beginning of class on Wednesday, June 6th.
Homework - Students should complete their Research Paper Outlines (Google Classroom), and begin putting together their research papers.
In ELA, we are working on our art project and artist statements, in anticipation of our Power to the People celebration on June 7. Projects and statements are due by Wednesday. Descriptions of the artist statement are in Google Classroom. Monday and Tuesday will be devoted to finishing art and artist statements. We’ll look forward to seeing you at the art celebration.
Homework: Independent reading for 30 minutes each night (for 5 of 7 days per week).
7th Grade Math: Last week we worked in conjunction with humanities on a poetry math exploration. Ms. Diner came in and taught students about Haiku poetry. Students learned about the Fibonacci Sequence and Pascal’s Triangle and then wrote poetry based on some element of these math concepts. This week students reviewed for and took their end of unit summative assessment on rational numbers and algebraic expressions. Next week students will explore three-dimensional objects and calculate volume and surface area.
Optional Homework: Practice using all operations (+, -, /, x) for rational numbers on Khan Academy or assignments on Tenmarks.
8th Grade Math: This week students continued their exploration of congruence and geometric transformations. Students continued to practice rotations, reflections and translations of two dimensional figures. Students continued to work on giving specific directions for transforming figures. Next week students will explore three-dimensional objects and calculate volume and surface area.
Optional Homework Students can continue to practice doing transformations using Khan Academy.