Be in the Know
*Farm Visit to the Family Harvest Farm (Pittsburg) for experiential learning: Group 3 will be going out Thursday, May 19 from 9:45am – 12pm. We have enough drivers, unless you just want to go! Make sure your student is dressed appropriately for working on a farm! The rest of the students will have a normal school day.
*Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment (State Testing) & in house benchmark testing for Middle School is continuing. Please do not schedule morning appointments.
*8th Grade Trip is on Friday, June 3rd. 7th grade will have a normal school day (plus maybe something fun). 8th grade graduation is on Wednesday, June 8th at the Antioch Community Center.
Weekly Work (additional assignments may be added by teachers)
Vocabulary Assignment: due Wednesday, quiz on Friday
Writing: Students will begin a Poetry/Writing Unit in class this week. Assignments will either be in class or due the following day. This unit will be for the entire 6 weeks.
Current Events: Write a letter asking for donations in support of creating “care/emergency baskets” for local residents of Antioch (or your community) after an Earthquake.
Use the business letter format and cite evidence of why certain donated items are necessary for each basket. Due Friday
RJW: due on Fridays
Literature (Nation): read assigned pages by Thursday, quiz on Fridays
Extreme Earth Project: Students should continue to research & create slides, a Wild & Exciting, and a science experiment for this project. Practice Presentation is on Thursday.
Science: Extreme Earth (assignments are in class, unless they don’t finish, then it is homework)
Passion Project: yearlong project with assorted benchmarks/due dates. Students are given an hour a week in class to work on this project. Students are presenting their projects to the class. Ask your student when they will be presenting!