In ELA class, students have been working so hard on writing and revising their first literary analysis essays of the year. They have been so impressive to read, and I am truly impressed with how deeply students are willing to dive into interpretation. Additionally, have begun reading Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Please make sure that your child is reading at home every night!
In Social Studies, the students have exploring life in Colonial North America, especially examining primary source documents from the Plymouth Plantation, including the foundational American speech “City Upon a Hill.”
Science continues to explore molecules and chemical reactions. Students are discovering that in chemical reactions we cannot create or destroy atoms but rearrange them to form new molecules. Students have been practicing their lab skills in order to perform our chemistry experiments. In the coming weeks we will continue our exploration of molecules and think about the differences between chemical and physical changes.
The 8th grade is in the process of exploring systems of linear equations and inequalities in depth. They are learning about the different methods they can use to solve these systems as well as their applications in everyday life. Fun Fact: Systems of Equations, also known as Simultaneous Equations, are heavily utilized in the business sector to calculate when supply is equivalent to demand.
These past two weeks students in Hebrew K discussed their dream school, wrote an essay in this topic and gave short speeches. Next, they practiced describing places in the past and today.
In Hebrew J, students have been busy describing the role pets have in their lives. They practiced making up rules and presenting them to each other.
I wish everyone a relaxing weekend!