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Science with Ms. Dominguez and Coach Williams:
This week, 7/8 Science completed our first unit! On Friday, students in Varsity, Scholastic and Honors participated in lots of review of Unit 1 content, and ended the week with the unit test.
Over the last three weeks, Coach Williams and I have enjoyed how the students have partnered with us in making the class sessions as productive and interactive as possible. This week they even helped me test out Kahoot!, and troubleshoot the issues that we had in the first trial run. I know this has been a strange and challenging start to the new school year, but I am so proud of how our students have met those challenges with positivity and determination.
Next week, we will start Unit 2 which focuses on force and motion!
Social Studies with Ms. Zaca and Coach Penirian:
Ahh!! We escaped!! This week ⅞ social studies students survived in our escape room! Continuing on with our study of the Declaration of Independence, students used their skills of problem solving and knowledge of our DOI, to escape the 5 levels with their group members. This past few weeks of August, students dived into the history of our colonies, our declaration of independence, and the events that led to our Revolution and ultimate break up from Great Britain. Next week we will have our first Unit Test and student’s notebook check/cover pages will be due on Thursday, August 27th. Students have been working on their cover pages all unit long! Congratulations to our student groups who won the escape room:
Scholastic: Kyle Bordes, Sofie McCrary, Matthew Su,
Honors: Alex Castro, Darren Credo, Vida Lew, and Subhanna Osmani
Varsity: Shoutout to Luz Fonseca, Adrian Washburn, Andres Maurcio, MichaelAngelo Valenzuela, Kaydence Siufanua, and Saniyah Johnson for helping to carry our class to level 4!
Math with Mrs. Linarez and Ms. Losen
This week in 7/8 math with Mrs. Linarez and Ms. Losen, we reviewed quiz results and common mistakes and began learning new concepts. Varsity students learned about place value, Scholastic students learned about integers, and Honors students learned about inequalities. Next week, Varsity students will be taking a unit test on whole numbers and start the following unit on decimals. Scholastic students will be learning about integer exponents and properties of exponents. Honor students will learn about functions and linear functions.
Math with Mr. Dhillon and Coach Levand
*All students will be taking the first UC Davis test next week.
Varsity: We completed lesson 1 (Order of Operation and Properties of Number) and we will be starting with lesson 2 ( Variables and Algebraic expression ). We are practicing basic concepts of math on IXL everyday .
Scholastic: we have completed Quiz 2 of unit 1 and we will be doing lesson 7 Combining Like Terms and lesson 8 Simplifying Expressions (Distribute/Combine)..
Honors: we have completed lesson 5 and will take Quiz 2 next week and then we will review the unit 1 and then take the test for unit 1.
Language Arts with Mrs. Cerezo
This week in Language Arts all classes completed and turned in their second round of introduction paragraphs. We discussed what went well and which areas needed more improvement. All also continued their work with reading comprehension by reading from our class novel Spies and reading academic articles (PSAT/Newsela).
Using Whiteboard.fi (as picture below) students were able to draw their own diagrams and post their results to their digital journal. This was a fantastic way to practice sentence structure for the whole class to see and participate in.
We had our second test on Friday and will continue to develop our writing skills! We will soon move on to studying body paragraphs!
Language Arts with Ms. Greene and Mrs. Polo
This week in class we have started to read our book “Spies” after diving into the history of the Cold War, which gives us a lot of background on this adventurous book. Students also had their first test this week, which will now be done on a weekly basis.
Next week, students can look forward to beginning a new unit on verb tense and for the first time during distance learning we will have a timed write! Students should continue working on their introductions and reviewing what makes a good intro: hook, background information and a strong thesis statement.