# October Middle School Students are Outstanding, Observant, Open-hearted…

You see what we have done? We have used all “O” words to share with you how overjoyed we are to see the growth in your kids throughout the past few weeks. The middle schoolers are learning to work together to accomplish goals. They are actively encouraging their own curiosity about interesting facts through the “curiosity board” located on the second floor of the middle school building.

Here’s a look at what is happening in each of the classes:

What’s happening in Science:

Developers have been wrapping up their maps and models this week! THEY LOOK GREAT! We are so excited to share them with you. They are beginning to work on their brochures or google slide presentations that will provide the details of their park, as well as explanations of what they learned throughout this project experience. Making something realistic out of one’s imagination takes patience, effort, creativity, and perseverance. Seeing these models and maps come to completion makes me so proud as their teacher.

What’s up in Math?

Mathematicians have successfully completed their Mid-Unit Assessment! The students showed great mastery of equivalent ratios and unit rates. We are now converting units using real-life scenarios. This will lead us into analyzing unit rates more deeply and work with percentages. We will then wrap up Unit 2 and begin Unit 3 which covers fractions and decimals. I am looking forward to continuing great mathematical discussions while we proceed with exploring unit rates!

What’s happening in ELA?

This week sixth graders continue to hone their personal narrative writing skills. They have been writing fast and furious, capturing experiences on the pages of their writing notebooks. Your sixth graders have taken time to pause and consider their own progress, and are using a checklist to assess their own growth and set new goals. Please check out their writings several evenings throughout the week and give them some encouragement.  They are also perfecting the skill of using quotation marks when writing dialogue. Please continue to review with your child’s correct capitalization, punctuation, identifying nouns, homophones, and articles in sentences.

Important Dates:

October 18th & 19th: Fall Break NO SCHOOL

October 28th: National Park Presentations 2:00

October 29th: Halloween Carnival 11:30 Dismissal