Week of November 13th

Welcome Back Nighthawks!

posted Aug 7, 2015, 12:35 PM by Lew Theokas

Welcome back,
We begin another school year with many changes the largest one being we are now going to a four day school week. This means that the days we are here, Tuesday through Friday will be longer. 
The Junior High students will see some changes in my class. We will be using the McDougall Littel Math books more as well as learning more Mental Math and ways to adapt our math lessons to our every day life. Remember, in real life all math is word problems!
We will again be writing an essay every week to improve our writing skills. We will focus on the 6 Trait Writing program to sharpen each individual writing skill.
In Science we will again be working in teams but we are excited to have Foss Science Kits that will make it more fun as well as challenging.
In Social Studies we will take a closer look at History and Government and how Economics fits into the picture.

I look forward to this year and will keep you all posted on our progress.
All the best,
Mr. T.  

Week of November 13th

posted Nov 13, 2012, 3:32 PM by Lew Theokas   [ updated Nov 13, 2012, 4:06 PM ]

 Hello Nighthawks!

This is a short week thanks to all our veterans but we still have a lot to cover.

In 7th Grade Math  we are studying  the use of scales to convert measurements such as on models, maps and blueprints. We will learn how proportions to make large things, like Arizona, smaller to fit in your car's glove  compartment and small things large like a model of the human genome.

In 8th Grade Math we meet the Greek mathematician Pythagoras and use his famous theorem to find the measurements of right triangles.

In Language Arts we are reading stories with a twist such as "The Lottery" by  Shirley Jackson in which you really don't want to be the winner!  We will also be studying bias and the use of persuasive writing in advertising. Students will have to write an ad for an unusual product.

Also parents, progress reports go out on Tuesday.

Don't forget that Friday is Family Movie Night here at Model Creek. We are showing "The Lorax" and serving free pizza, popcorn and soda. So bring the children for dinner and a show.

Finally, I wish to congratulate the Staff here at Model Creek for another victory over the students in our annual volleyball game. Keep trying kids, you'll beat us someday! 

All the best,  
Mr. T

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