A new school year is underway! The upstairs hallway is decorated with “All about
Me” projects and lined with wonderful poems that the students wrote on the
topics of respect and kindness. The seventh graders and I are learning routines as
well as learning to work together as a team. Students are learning new
responsibilities such as, putting up and taking down our school flag. Many
students are eager to assist Ms. Dorè with religious education classes. This is a
wonderful service opportunity.
Middle school math students completed drills on basic math skills to enforce their
knowledge and improve their speed. They have also participated in scavenger
hunts and other cooperative group activities to enhance their learning. The
students continue to become contributing members of their learning community.
Sixth grade math students were successful on their first chapter test. This test
assessed place value, estimation, exponents and order of operations. The second
chapter will focus on the beginnings of Algebra. Seventh grade math students
are mastering the skills of writing numbers in scientific notation, as well as
evaluating Algebraic expressions. Eighth grade and Pre-Algebra students are
learning integer rules and how to solve equations. We are using math terms, such
as “keep, change, flip” when dividing fractions. The Algebra class decorated the
hallway with their Real Number System posters that they created.
Seventh grade history students are learning about the first Americans and the
theories of how the first people arrived to this region. Each day, students
participate in group activities, discuss ideas, learn from one another and improve
their cooperative skills.
We are looking forward to a great year of growing, learning and mastering new skills together!
- Mrs. Judith Plunkett, 7A