In ELA, students are putting the finishing touches on their persuasive essays, which hopefully reveal a deft balance of pathos, logos, and ethos. They are also preparing for their 150 word test on February 12th, which is a culmination of ten weeks of vocabulary study. Lastly, students are concluding their third independent reading assignment, due on Friday, February 14th.
In social studies, students have embarked on chapter 13, Early African Civilizations. The time period the chapter covers is 550 BC to 1600 CE. However, we’ll be asking some questions about modern Africa as well.
In Math class we have currently been using unit rates to make calculations and/or predictions about rates over time. We discussed the difference between a constant rate, such as being paid $15 per hour, or rates that may vary such as a car’s speed on a highway when encountering traffic or someone’s heart rate after vigorous activity.
Students have been working hard completing their Tu Bishvat informational booths. These booths are creative, interactive, informational which will allow the whole school to celebrate Tu Bishvat on Monday 2/10 in the gym. We cannot wait to have the school interact with these booths.