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Academic Updates for January and February 2020

 

  • Science-The Elementary students are starting a unit that will emphasize their engineering skills as they research and then construct their own bridges. For Middle School, the focus is on Earth History and using inferencing to read the clues of the past. Energy is the focus for the students in Environmental Science as they connect the biosphere to the geosphere. Seniors will be wrapping up their chemistry unit by looking at various different types of “milk” in terms of protein configurations.  They have started Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Math- The elementary students are learning how to tell time and read analog and digital clocks. Middle school students are working on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. 9/10/11 is learning how to calculate area and perimeter and solving two-step algebraic equations. 12th graders are working on analyzing statistical studies and identifying data as parameters or statistics. 
  • Social Studies - Elementary students are learning about government and good leaders. Middle school students just finished learning about the purpose and powers of government and are moving on to the American Revolution.  World History students are learning about the Latin American revolutions and will move on to imperialism in Africa. 12th grade students have transitioned from civics to economics. They have started discussing economic systems and broad social goals of societies.
  • ELA - High School will be reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey.  They will be analyzing the characters dynamics and how they impact the story, as well as the theme of the story throughout. Middle School will be doing a book study on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer focusing on vocabulary, making inferences, and supporting their ideas with evidence from the text. Elementary will be working on retelling stories read in class through pictures and writing.  Determining the beginning, middle, and end, as well as identifying the characters and setting of the stories.