6-8th Grade Science
This month the students are finishing up our chapter on the muscular and skeletal systems. We will then move into the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. We will be doing a research project on the heart, complete with displaying how a red blood cell travels through the body. They will also participate in a lab on heartbeat and heart health. We will be getting our hearts pumping this month!
6th Grade Math
The 6th graders are finishing their Module on rational numbers. We have discussed positive and negative numbers and where they fall on a number line. We have also moved on to graphing ordered pairs on a coordinate plane and reflecting over the x and y-axis. Our next module will be on expressions and equations.
7th Grade Math
The 7th graders have started our module on expressions and equations. They use linear equations to solve unknown angle problems and other problems presented with an unknown. They will also use expressions and equations to solve problems involving area of a circle and composite area in the plane, as well as volume and surface area of right prisms.
8th Grade Math
The 8th graders have been writing and solving and finding solutions to equations. We have learned how to find the slope of linear equations and graphing linear equations using the slope and y-intercept. Well will then move into learning about the properties of parallel and perpendicular lines.
7th Grade ELA
The 7th graders have finished reading and discussing the graphic novel American Born Chinese, and will now begin a project where they watch a movie which directly touches upon its themes before presenting that movie to the class with the use of visual aids.
8th Grade ELA
The 8th graders are moving on to writing Act II of their own mythic story, as they also continue to read and draw inspiration from The Alchemist.