7-8 Classroom

7/8 Girls trip to Margy’s Hut

7/8 Girls trip to Margy’s Hut

The girls made it 6.5 miles up to the hut on snowshoes and AT skis.  They maintained a positive attitude, and encouraged each other along the way.  While at the hut, they all spent time together, laughing, dancing, building snow forts, sliding, playing games, drinking hot chocolate and helping around the hut.  The ski down was beautiful and very fun!  Thanks to the teachers for chaperoning and the parents for driving!  

Debate Season

Students have been reading and responding to a variety of non-fiction texts relating to their thematic units. Now that they’ve been immersed in the content, are practiced in identifying main ideas, supporting details, and meaningful quotes, and are looking at web-based resources with a critical eye, it is time to present their skills in a public forum. 7th grade students will present an Internet Safety and Productivity Fair next Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 10:00. Parents are welcome…

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7th Grade Math Update

7th Grade Math Update

New Routine: Students now start each math class with two fluency sprints. The purpose of this warm up is to improve fluency and accuracy on a variety of computation skills. Sprints take 2 minutes, students check their answers, take a brain break, then complete a second sprint with the same content focus as the first sprint, trying to increase the number of problems they complete correctly. Current Unit: Ratios and Proportional Relationships. This unit starts with looking…

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8th Grade Math Update

8th Grade Math Update

Current Unit: Frogs, Fleas, and Painted Cubes: Quadratic Functions. After studying linear functions, inverse variation examples, and exponential relationships during the first part of the year, this unit changes focus and looks at a nonlinear polynomial relationship: the quadratic function. Students will learn to recognize quadratic patterns of change in tables and graphs, and they will learn to write equations to represent the patterns. 

Ski-A-Thon

We are hosting a ski-a-thon. Students are invited to ski as many laps as they can safely complete on the Tiehack side of Buttermilk Ski Area. We will have teachers, and other volunteers at the bottom of the mountain cheering them, encouraging them, and making for a festive day on the hill.   Prior to the ski day, students are invited to ask for pledges from friends and family outside of the school community in…

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