Wednesday, January 20th is STORES.
Projects: We are studying motion and forces in science this quarter. Students are working in groups of four to create a Rube Goldberg type machine that has to have at least 8 working steps. This is a culminating project of the learning about simple machines and Newton's Laws of Motion (laws 1,2 &3). Your child has an assignment of materials to contribute toward the project.
6th Writing: We are focusing on writing descriptive informative and expository paragraphs using specific nouns, verbs adjectives and adverbs. They are using a thesaurus and improving their vocabulary. This week they are describing one of their favorite people.
6th Reading: Students have several interesting reading assignments. They have their choice of books for silent reading, a book club on the book Iqbal (ask them what it is about), and we are beginning a read aloud titled Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls.
8th Writing: Students learned some specific skills in writing a good conclusion and then revised their concluding paragraph from their argumentative essay. This quarter is informative and expository writing, beginning this week with studying and writing a classification paragraph.
Specials: Drama, a new take on Romeo and Juliet