Welcome to the 3rd Trimester! It is hard to believe how fast this year has gone! This trimester we will be doing a lot of interesting activities :)
In middle school science we completed our chapter on chemical reactions complete with making ice cream in a bag. It’s very simple but I think your kids would prefer to just buy it! We will be moving on to acids, bases and solutions and doing labs and activities where we will determine if different materials are acids or bases based on their properties, pH strips and litmus paper.
In 7th Grade math we are continuing to work on writing and solving equations. This is a new topic for the 7th graders but they are doing very well. After this we are going to be starting our unit on volume of different 3-dimensional figures.
In 8th Grade math they are also working on writing and solving linear expressions and equations. This time there are variables on both sides of the equal sign as apposed to only on one side. Again, this is a very new topic for them and they are doing great! After we master this we will be moving on to graphing linear expressions.
In 5th Grade math we finished our unit on multiplying fractions and decimals and converting different units and are moving into division of fractions and decimals. I have seen so much improvement over the year with their multiplication facts so keep working on them at home.
In 5th Grade science we are continuing our chapter on Earth’s weather. They have completed two projects that are out in the hallway so take a look next time you are at school. They look great! We have been working on researching all year and they were able to researcher a severe weather system and create a poster on the warning signs and what to do if they are in one of these situations. In the coming weeks we are going to wrap up our weather chapter with a writing activity that goes along with the book Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. Then we will be moving into the solar system!
I am looking forward to a great 3rd Trimester!