Hello Middle School Families!
I’m pleased to introduce you to the middle school class pet, Milo Gerard Hamilton the albino dwarf hamster! He is 3 weeks old, and was adopted from the San Diego Humane Society last weekend. Be on the lookout for an email from me for further details about him. We took him out of his cage and placed him in his hamster ball for the first time this past Wednesday.
7th and 8th grade are well into their Of Mice and Men essays. We completed the first round of writer’s workshops with peer reviews and sharing. Students are now on the revising stage of the writing process and will share second drafts with either me or Mr. Molina this coming week. Students should also have their own silent reading book with them at all times. Since we are between novels, students should be choosing their own book to read at school and at home. Please encourage your student to read independently!
The Bud, Not Buddy essay prompt was introduced to 5th and 6th graders on Wednesday, but they do not need to begin writing it yet. We will be writing in stages together. Right now, we are in the brainstorming & graphic organizer stage of the introduction. 5th and 6th grade students should also have their own silent reading book with them at all times. We will be taking a break from novel study, so 5th and 6th grade students should also be choosing their own book to read at school and at home. Please encourage your student to read independently!
In Ancient Civilizations, Egypt tests were passed back, and students completed assessment corrections in class with my help. Students also created a survival guide for ancient Hebrews traveling with Abraham to the Promised Land in which they researched living conditions and geography of the time period.
In US History, chapter 3 tests were passed back and students completed re-learning PowerPoints proving they understand the concepts they missed on the test. In addition, we have been learning about Alexander Hamilton’s financial plan, and the personalities of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.
End of Trimester Friday 3/2
Academic Decathalon Saturday 3/3