Middle School Mathematics- 6 / Algebra 7 & 8 and Science
November/December 2018
Grade 6
Finishing up the extended period learning about the Scientific Method
a. Design and develop a class wide experiment on Fitness with 6th graders
b. Research current national statistics for boys and girls
c. Determine a personal hypothesis
d. Write up procedures for 3 different olympic events
e. Collect and set up 3 events in the school yard
f. Run 3 events, record and analyze data
g. Write observations and conclusions
Investigating Earth Sciecne topics
a. Inner earth layers and processes
b. Plate Techtonics
Grade 7
Classification of 0rganisms
a. Project is ongoing, remaining work will be done at home
b. Presentations to Gr 1 is scheduled after Thanksgiving break
Grade 8
Science Fair
a. It is scheduled for
January 17, 2019. b. Students have been compiling their research and will need to write their pre-experiments steps by 11/16/18.
c. Experiments should begin in November, after Thanksgiving.
Chemistry of Matter
November/December 2018
Grade 6 Advanced Math
Completed a final test on Chapter 2 Multiplication: Whole Numbers and Decimals
Ch 3 Division: Whole Numbers and Decimals
a. Language of division
b. Short Division
c. Estimate and find compatible numbers
d. Divide whole numbers
e. Divide decimals by 10, 100, 1000
f. Divide by whole numbers
g. Patterns with tenths, hundredths and thousandths
h. Estimate decimal quotients
i. Decimal divisors
j. Zeros in division
k. Multiplication and division expressions and algebra
l. Round quotients
There will be two quizzes and 1 test during this unit
Ch 4 Expressions and Equations (more introductory work with algebra)
a. Order of operations
b. Translate and evaluate Algebraic expressions
c. Equations and inequalities
Grade 7 Pre-Algebra
Finishing last section of Ch 2- Integers
a. Coordinate system
b. Ch 2 test is coming up soon
Ch 3 Equations
a. Distributive property and simplify expressions
b. Property of equality and solve equations
c. Write and solve 2 step equations
d. Using formulas to solve real world and geometry problems (perimeter and area)
Therewill be 2 quizzes and a test during the chapter
Unit 2Algebra and Rational Numbers
Ch 4 Factors and Fractions
a. Monomials and factors
b. Powers and exponents
c. Factorization
Grade 8 Algebra
The Ropes Course in October/November 2018
The event was a terrific success! Students participated in a number of community building activities, spent most of the 2 days out side in the woods on the property of Hockomock YMCA, in N Attleboro. They had 2 expert trainers in outside education assigned to oversee their time at the course. Everyone tried new challenges, worked as part of a team and had great fun! All of the students that attended the second day, climbed up the tall ladder to the pole or completed one of two high rope activities. We were proud of the many achievements of the 2 days!
Drops In the Bucket (Acts of Kindness)
Mrs. Seal has challenged the class to complete acts of kindness to their class mates. They have been asked to complete at least 5 acts and record them. Students will be rewarded with a surprise, once everyone has met this challenge! Only 5 students left to catch up....Let's go!!!