Thursday, May 21, 2015

Classroom update

The energy level in the middle school is beginning to rise as we approach the end of the year!  Below is a snapshot of what's happening in the classroom.  

Social Studies:
Students are highly engaged in the research phase of their civil rights projects.  At some point in the next few days, your child should ask you to have a conversation about his/her civil rights topic.  A minimum of ten pages of notes are due on Wednesday 5/27 before class.  At that point, students will begin to use their knowledge to create an exhibit that explains why their chosen topic is a civil rights issue.  The museum night for parents is scheduled for Wed. June 10, 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Students have begun a study of sound and light which is the last unit of the year.  We also have two senior Freeport students coming to present their senior project on flight to students on Tuesday 5/26.  The topic is flight.  

End of the year dates for your calendar:
Monday 5/25 Memorial Day -no school
Monday 6/1 and Tuesday 6/2- MAP testing (mornings)
Wednesday 6/10 Civil Rights night (6:30 to 7:30 pm)
Friday 6/12 Step up day (8th grade students will be dismissed from YHS)
Tuesday 6/16 End of the year celebration field trip to Range Pond (2:25 dismissal)
Wednesday 6/17 Last day of school- Breakfast, awards, slide show and talent show (students dismissed at 11am)

More information will be coming soon regarding the June end of year dates. 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

classroom update

Just a quick note to let you know about some of the big events happening in the 8th grade over the next two weeks.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Monday 5/4:  FMA Live!  Assembly
8th graders will view a science assembly with their 5th grade buddies in the gym on Newton's Laws of Motion (8 to 9 am). "An award-winning science education concert from Honeywell and NASA!  FMA Live!'s Forces in Motion show is an interactive, traveling hip-hop concert that teaches Newton's Universal Law of Gravity and Three Laws of Motion."

Students will also have a quiz in science on harmonic motion.  

Tuesday 5/5:  Science MEA testing

Friday 5/8:  Career Fair

Monday 5/11- Thursday 5/14:  MEA testing (math, reading/ writing)

Friday 5/15:  Young Athletes' Festival

The 8th grade students will be hosting the 3rd annual Festival for Young Athletes (ages 2-8).  Eighth grade students will be assisting and cheering on athletes from the greater Portland area as they participate in various games and activities. This event will take place from

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Winslow fields.