Sixth Grade

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Math:

Moving forward, our focus will be geometry! We will discover how to classify, identify, and create several geometric shapes. From measuring angles to determining the area or perimeter of shapes, our lessons will be geared towards learning a variety of essential terms and formulas. These skills will be reinforced through group discussions, independent practice, and peer work. As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail me at nicoletownsend@apcs.us.  

Science:
Compounds and Chemical Reactions/Energy, understanding the difference between endothermic and exothermic reaction and learning the role of a catalyst in a chemical reaction along with covalent and ionic bonds.

 

ELA:

“Make today so awesome that yesterday gets jealous.” This nine weeks we are reading “The Young Traveler’s Gift” by Andy Andrews.  The children are learning the 7 Decisions for Success and how to apply those to every aspect of their lives.   We are having some AMAZING discussions and learning about some keys events in history along the way.

Social Studies:

“The beauty in the world lies in the diversity of its people.”-(unknown) We just completed our study on the 5 major world religions and learned to appreciate the beliefs and cultures of others around us.   Each student constructed a 3-D diorama of a Bible story.   “Today’s progress was yesterday’s plan.”  We will now be learning all about the Industrial Revolution and how it is impacting our society still today.  

Nicole Townsend 
Jr High Math

Carolyn Mills
6th Grade English

Seventh Grade

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Math:

As we close our unit on geometry, we will be moving on to statistics. Students will revisit some 6th grade terms, such as mean, median, mode and, range. We will explore a variety of ways to organize statistical information into different types of charts and graphs, including a box and whisker plot and a stem and leaf plots. These skills will be reinforced through group discussions, independent practice, and peer work. As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail me at nicoletownsend@apcs.us.  

Science:
Understanding the process that scientists use to date fossils back in time—learning how Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Identify evidence from living some is that supports that theory.

 

English:
Students are continuing to read “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl”. Students are also working on a project for ELA this month by creating timelines of major events in Anne Frank’s life. In grammar, students have focused on pronouns and subject-verb agreement when writing.


Social Studies:
Students are learning about present day issues in politics and the media, as well as major events that have shaped everyday life in the United States from 2000-present day.

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Taylor Brouillette
7th Grade ELA/History

Brittany Bordelon 
Jr High Science

Eighth Grade

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The 8th graders field trip to Houston!!

Science:
Learning how the Earth moves through seasons and changes around the sun. Understanding the process of solar and lunar eclipse. Identifying how the Moon and the Sun affect the Earth’s oceans through tides. 

English:

For the month of February, students will continue their study in grammar with a focus on Verbs, Subject/Verb Agreement, Adjectives, and Adverbs.

In literature, students will continue to study Nonfiction, including magazine articles, speeches, history texts, as well as responding to literature using MEAL.

Math: 

February  Lessons

February will consist of two Quizzes; and two Exams (Exam 3.2 & 3.3).

The content covered in these 4 weeks will be from the Algebra 1 Workbook:

Chapter 8 Factoring Polynomials  & Chapter 11 Ratios/Proportionals and Trigonometry

Supplemental material will also come from Textbook Chapter 5 Ratio & Proportion (Quiz 3.3).

Tiffany LaCour-Dupont 
Jr High/HS English 

Josh Gullett 
Jr High/HS Math 

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