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October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019

Science Students have finished their blueprints of the “Rube Goldberg Machines”. The science room is now filled with engineers applying their skills. Everyone is problem solving and allow ideas from their  partners to be expressed in a positive and professional manner. We cannot wait to see how these machines develop over the next few weeks.   Math The 7th grade is almost finished with their second unit; Real Numbers. After that, we’ll be moving onto Unit 3: Introduction to Algebra. This is one of the most important units in the curriculum, as it sets the foundation for Algebra. It introduces...
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6th Grade News: 10/21 – 11/1/19

Humanities:  In 6th grade humanities, we have been focusing A LOT on writing lately. Last week, we prepared for and then took an in-class argument/literary writing assessment. Students were asked to read a very short story and then respond with a well-organized and articulate paragraph. In their responses, students wrote about the protagonist’s feelings or personality traits and backed up their claims with both quotes and details from the story. This week, students had the opportunity to look over their individualized feedback and improve their essays. Some worked on crafting a more focused main idea, others worked on better connecting...
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October 31

General Studies with Dawn We’ve covered a lot in our first full week in a while. In writing students continue to work on their Realistic Fiction Stories which we look forward to sharing with you at our Publishing Party on Thursday, November 21.  We have been focusing on the concept of Showing Not Telling, and many students are beginning to use descriptive dialogue and action in their stories. We have also talked about the difference between telling a story and writing a summary, which is more of a list of events. In math we continue to work with factors, including...
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November 1st — Our first full week in a LONG time!

General Studies with Hilary Dear Third Grade Families, In Social Studies, we started learning about the Lenni Lenape, which is the Native American tribe that lived in New York City back in 1600. We started by looking at a map of Manhattan from the 2000s, and comparing it to a map of what Eric Sanderson (a landscape ecologist) — through research — believed Mannahatta (land of many hills)  looked like in 1600.   Students noticed that the Hudson River looked wider back then. Some wondered if the water level had dropped and maybe that’s why the land is now bigger/wider. Another...
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