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.
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 students to the use of letters, or variables, to represent unknown values, as well as several different Algebraic notations that they will utilize all the way through high school and college math courses. We will also talk about how to construct algebraic expressions before moving onto algebraic manipulation and equations.
In ELA, students continued to work on their Julius Caesar vocabulary unit, becoming familiar with words like gallant and disconsolate. We read Act 2 of Julius Caesar aloud and were able to hear one another’s interesting British accents! In social studies, students worked on analyzing the remainder of Chapter 11, as well as analyzing a John Green History Crash Course video. Using ideas from the video, students created their own comics of events from ancient Rome.