Monday, April 19, 2010

Paws Team Update

Reminder, there will be no school for students on Friday (4-23-10)

In Social Studies, we are completing our study of Ancient Rome. The test/folder over Chapter 8 will be taken/due on Wednesday (4-21-10) for blue classes and on Thursday (4-22-10) for gold classes.

Chapter 8 Folder-100 points

Ch. 8 Sec 1- 20 points (attached)

Ch. 8 Sec 2- 20 points (attached)

Ch. 8 Sec 3- 20 points (attached)

Ch. 8 Sec 4- 20 points (attached)

Ch. 8 Study Guide- 10 points (attached)

Ch. 8 Jeopardy- 10 points

Please look on the back of your student’s worksheets to see the activities that we have completed in class. Students may use the 10 terms on the bottom of the study guide on the test. They need to write the terms and definitions/descriptions on a separate sheet of paper.

If you would like the answers to the review to help your student prepare for the test—just e-mail me back and I will send them to you.

In Communication Arts, we say congratulations to all the students who participated in the 2010 Language Arts Department Fair. Their pieces of writing have been considered outstanding and were worthy of entering in this year’s LAD Fair. We are so proud of their efforts. The LAD Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2010 and will be held at Willard High School. The time of the fair is set for 7:30am to 11:30am and you are invited to attend and see all the entries for the Southwest Mo. Area. It is not mandatory to attend, but it is a very impressive event and we think your child will appreciate their accomplishments at a greater depth if they see all of the other entries submitted. Mrs. McFarland will be attending and officiating over the Spelling Bee this year. She hopes very much to see you there. Feel free to browse through the entire event and make sure to find your child’s category and entry. She will be taking the entries home after the event to give back to the students.

These students had pieces of writing entered in the 2010 LAD Fair:

Book Reports – Ginny Davison, Aki Fong, Arylle Kathcart, Kevin Lewis

Description of Mood – Merrick Altis, Sammy Gardner, Sabrina Steffins, Paige Wilcox

Description of a Person – Payton McDaniel, Haylie Kiser, Autumn Nelson

Description of a Place – Sammy Gardner

Description of an Object or Thing – Cassidy Evans, Madisson Terry, Austin Tyler

Essay With Original Photos – Cassie Curtis

Journal/Diary Fictional – Sammy Gardner, Haylie Kiser, Noah Tews, Izzy Yandell

Original Literature Related Newspaper – Aki Fong, Sammy Gardner, Kevin Jean, Aqila Johnson

Narration – Aki Fong, Brayden Jones

Personal Experience Narrative – Courtney Cummins, Ashton Hawkins, Alexis Lambeth, Hailee Pederson

Persuasion – Kyle Brown, Sammy Gardner, Jimmy Gove, Kylie Meeker

Short Story – Kyle Brown, Molly Eagan, Aki Fong, Brayden Jones

These students’ pieces of writing received awards:

Merrick Altis – 1st Place Description of Mood

Cassie Curtis – 1st Place Essay With Original Photos

Aki Fong – 3rd Place Original Literature Related Newspaper

Sammy Gardner – 1st Place Description of Mood, 3rd Place Journal/Diary Fictional, 3rd Place Persuasion, Honorable Mention Description of Mood

Sabrina Steffins – 3rd Place Description of Mood

Paige Wilcox – 2nd Place Description of Mood

Congratulations to everyone who participated!

In Mathematics, we have a student teacher, Ms. Eutsler, for math class during the month of April, and she is doing a wonderful job. We are studying multiplication and division of fractions, and operations of integers this week. On-line testing is coming up soon, so we will also be reviewing basic skills.

In Science, we are continuing our study of the planets and the solar system. Students are working in class on assignments and notes.

In Reading Exploratory, please make sure that your student is reading 100 minutes per week, writing three complete summaries, and having you sign the Reading Log (attached). Please have students proofread and edit their summaries if it is not their best work. This week’s reading log will be due on Thursday because there is no school on Friday.