Ms. Egan’s Weekly Update

Hello Middle School Families!

The Bates Nut Farm field trip was a blast! Thank you to all of the parent chaperones who came with us, and thank you to all of our middle school students. They were on their best behavior and were excellent models for St. Mary School! On Monday and Tuesday during social studies, I will introduce the pumpkin globe project. Students will use the pumpkin they got from the pumpkin patch to create a globe. This will be an at-home project, and later in the week we will transition into the next social studies units: Life in Ancient Mesopotamia in Ancient Civilizations, and the American Revolution in United States History. The Revolutionary War is one of my favorite periods in U.S. history, so I am very excited to be moving into this unit!

In Language Arts, we are wrapping up Responsibility Requires Action. 5th and 6th grade finished The Circuit this past week, and 7th and 8th grade will finish Esperanza Rising this coming week. We will be working on narrative writing, in addition to beginning the research process for the science fair. Students will be using their time with Mr. Molina to work on these projects on the laptops.

I have attached a PDF of the PowerPoint that introduces the Science Fair research paper and explains the research questions. Please note that this is just one of multiple lessons, and I will be attaching the rest of them as we move through the process. NOTES_Science Fair Research Paper

Looking Ahead:

School photo proofs and orders are due back NO LATER than this coming Tuesday October 17th

No school on Friday, October 20th

Halloween Dance for 6th – 8th grade on Friday, October 27th (flyer went home on Friday)