This week is largely devoted to parent–student-teacher conferences. If you did not have an opportunity to schedule a meeting with me before the sign-up period ended, please email me and I will try to find an open time for you. If you are meeting with me, please arrange to have at least one parent and the student present. I look forward to speaking with many of you.
In other news:
7th and 8th graders, your proposals for your science fair projects are due on Tuesday, October 27.
Algebra I students, you have a test on linear functions on Wednesday, November 4.
The 6th graders are running two experiments this week; one on the needs of living things and one on bacterial growth. In addition, we will begin a short project on the classification of organisms.
The 7th graders will begin work on the laws of motion this week.
The 8th graders continue to work with the periodic table of the elements.
If you’re meeting with me this week, I will see you at your scheduled time. If not, have a great week,
Dear 7th grade students and families, progress reports went home with students last week. If you have not yet done so, please sign the cover sheet and return it to me as soon as possible.
Here is the news for this week:
Parent-student-teacher conferences have been scheduled for October 28-30. If you have a child in my home room class, please make a point of scheduling a conference with me. If your child is not in my home room, but you have concerns, please feel free to schedule a conference with me as well. If your child is not in my home room, and is doing well in courses that I teach, don’t feel like you have to meet with me…
Iowa tests continue through this week. If at all possible, please arrange for your child to be present until testing concludes on Friday.
7th and 8th graders: The due date for your proposals for your science fair projects has been moved up by one day to Tuesday, October 27.
The 6th graders have begun studying the characteristics of living things. This week, we’ll begin working on classification of organisms.
The 7th graders continue to work on mathematical descriptions of motion (speed, velocity and acceleration). We’ll begin working on Newton’s laws of motion by Friday.
The 8th graders are learning how to use the periodic table to predict the properties of elements. If this goes well, by the end of the week we’ll begin to study how substances interact with one another in non-chemical ways (mixtures, solutions, etc.).
Get a lot of sleep this week, middle schoolers, and have a great week everyone,