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***WE ARE STILL DESPERATELY NEED KLEENEX****PLEASE SEND IN A BOX OR TWO – THANK YOU TO THE WHITE FAMILY FOR SENDING IN BOXES***
 
1. Trips to Family Harvest Farm: We have 2 more trips planned to Family Harvest Farm.  One of the trips will be a small group of students, and the last trip will be the whole class.  Please look at the schedule below, and the day your student is attending, please consider driving – we need 2 parent drivers for each small group; 4-5 parent drivers for the whole class. If we don’t get enough drivers, we will either do a lottery for students who get to attend, or we will cancel the trip. For the small group trips, drivers need to be here by 9:40am, and we will return to campus by 12pm. Drivers need to have a copy of their 100,000/300,000 liability car insurance on file in the office.  If you can drive, please let us know how many students you can take. Students not attending the farm will be working on assignments with the other MS teachers who stayed back.

2State Testing Dates:  Make sure you do not schedule any appointments/trips/etc during these dates.  It is very DIFFICULT on your student if they miss a test(s) and have to make them up. Testing takes place in the mornings.

MIDDLE

 

MATH CAT

5/13-5/17

ELA CAT

5/13-5/17

MATH PT

5/23-5/24

 
3.  Food, Inc. Project For this unit, students have formed groups (see attached doc) and will design a booth to teach the whole school about their topic.  Students will work in groups of 3, and also in groups of 6, on this project.  There will be regular check-ins, with the final project due the last week in May.

4Middle School Dance at ACA II this Friday, May 10 from 4:30-6:30.  Permission slip required.

 
Week 3:  Food, Inc
     
This Week’s Assignments/Homework: not inclusive – assignments may be added.  Class assignments not finished during class become homework.
  • Vocabulary: 10 minutes a day on Membean
  • Literature Book: Omnivore’s Dilemma; pacing guide for reading, RJW + Reflection due on Fridays, quiz on Fridays
  • CommonLit: Food Deserts; due Friday
  • Current Events: Learning how to prepare food for yourself and your family is part of the focus of this unit. Dishes can be healthy, homemade and delicious. Prepare 10 dishes, record on this sheet. Turn in by the end of the unit.; due May 17
  • Writing (2 week assignment): Read over the assignment (attached) very carefully. Ask questions in class. Final assignment is due in class on Thursday
  • Writers Workshop/Portfolio (yearlong project); due Today
  • Math: CPM, Khan, POD, pacing guide with due dates, assessments on Fridays
  • Science “Plate Tectonics”: participation & assignments; due on Science day
  • Food, Inc Project:  continue researching topic and creating a booth to present to class; regular check-ins