Algebra 1 (Ahearn)
We will be continuing with systems of equations and start the third method, solve by elimination.
Algebra 2 (Ahearn)
We have a quiz Monday over Application with Percent problems, and we will begin our new set of story problems using ratios.
We will continue working on Inscribed angles and begin the circle pizza project.
Pre Calculus (Ahearn)
We have just started a new lesson on Polar equations.
Paced Algebra 1 Year 2 (Ahearn)
We will continue working on graphing parabolas.
We will finish an excerpt from Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, concerning the impact of learning differences in the lives of several successful entrepreneurs and professionals. On Tuesday we will have a guest speaker, Mr. Veazie, who will discuss a project involving his innovative design for large portable video screens.
Everyday Math (Oguss)
Our class has started using Reflex Math, a program that teaches and reinforces math facts.
Life Skills (Oguss)
We will be working on identifying our personal success stories, sharing them, and writing them out. We will discuss the importance of building on successes and using Asset Based Thinking.
Physical Education (Demos)
The beginning of our swim exercise program is on Tuesdays and Thursdays!! The students are also continuing to gain strength and flexibility using the YMCA’s exercise equipment. They will have to pass a fitness test in the spring.
We will continue our presentations on Cultural Diffusion and also move on to population growth.
U.S. History (O’Donnell)
We are wrapping up the Civil War, expect the exam towards the end of the week!
Earth Science (Tulbert)
We have finished Chapter 30, will review on Monday and Tuesday, and take the chapter test on Wednesday. Students should be studying their notes daily. After the test, we will watch the movie Interstellar.
We have finished naming ionic and covalent compounds, will review on Monday, and will have a test on Tuesday. Then we will work on naming acids and bases.
Dust (Speech and Communication)
This week everyone presented their ‘big ideas’ or what they plan discuss in their TED TALK. The students not only shared their ideas, but they practiced providing specific positive and constructive feedback. It was wonderful to watch them all put so much effort into providing helpful feedback for each other. Team collaboration in action!! Next week we will review the information shared and begin outlining their talks.
English 1, Mrs. Sheehy
Well, by now you must know that the winter weather last Tuesday messed up our IRT plans. Since they are unable to accommodate us for a future show, we are watching the 1959 black and white movie version of “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” with the lovely Millie Perkins. We are eating popcorn and drinking Stevia-flavored soda. The students seem to be enjoying it.
They need to have their additional Holocaust-based book finished reading by Wednesday, 2/27 (which is an extension). We will begin our writing project at that time.
Theater Arts: (Pappas)
Unfortunately we were not able to see “The Diary of Anne Frank” last week! I’ll be looking for another show to see before the school year is over.
We are in the midst of a Creative Project in which we are writing a script, designing costumes, set, creating music and choreography, in order to understand the ELEMENTS of each art form.
Studio Art: (Evans)
Students are finishing the “set” for the upcoming spring production “Cinderella Marvel.”
Digital Art: (Evans)
Students Are finishing their video installations for the upcoming spring production,”Cinderella Marvel.”
Speech and Communication (Dust)
This week the Speech and Communication classes examined the question, “What makes a great idea….GREAT?” They each took some time to write/draw/share ideas they have or problems they would like to solve! A fantastic week! Next week the students will begin selecting their individual topics for the TED talks they will present at the end of the year. Time to get down to business.