We hope you had a fantastic winter break. We are glad to have everyone back and are ready to launch some big projects!
We are happy to announce that all materials for sixth and seventh grade are now located on one blog page. Please visit: chpcsvieira.weebly.com/
January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
January 20th - Field Trip
January 23rd & 24th - Sixth and Seventh Grades Winter MAP testing
February 3rd & 10th - Parent Teacher Conferences (please sign up)
Ms. Venture’s Updates:
Science: Sixth grade students began their study of Energy. They have created flip books that outline the different types of energy. Today we used these books to play Energy Jeopardy! The students had a great time and learned some new terminology.
Seventh graders are continuing to present their Google Slides presentations. Once presentations are completed, we will move into our next unit, Cell Division.
It’s drama time! For the next two months our classes will be working to bring classical literature to life. This year we have chosen to combine the story of The Prince and the Pauper with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde into a live, 80’s themed musical performance!
Computer/Library: Both grades have finished Typing Club. We spent our computer time this week learning to find and navigate the blog. All students were able to find the blog and locate the play pages so they could practice speaking and singing parts.
Mr. Vieira’s Updates:
Riggs (Spelling): We are trying out some modifications to our spelling program. Your child will begin to have only 4 spelling words a day. They should still be practicing their new words each night. Students should also practice missed words each night.
History/Geography: Due to several weather disruptions, final exams for both grades were sent home as take-home tests. They are due on Monday. Next week 6th grade will begin studying the Enlightenment. Seventh grade will begin learning about the 1920s in America.
It’s time to begin writing our own novels! Students will set their own word count goals ranging from 1000 to 20,000 words. During writing class we will be focusing on planning, outlining, and writing the story for the next few weeks. I’ve seen and heard some fantastic ideas for characters, conflict, plot and setting. We are off to a great start! Students are welcome to work on these at home, but it is no way required homework. We will have dedicated in-class time to work on this project. If I have concerns about a particular student, you will hear from me individually. Take time to ask your student about their story often. One of the best ways to encourage creative writing is to be interested and offer a lot of praise!
To sign up for parent teacher conferences please visit the following link:
To sign up for field trips please visit the following links:
6th Grade: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca9af29abfe3-6thgrade
7th Grade: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca9af29abfe3-7thgrade
Room Cleaning Volunteer Signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca9af29abfe3-67room
If you have questions or concerns, please let us know!
Ms. Janice Venture and Mr. Luke Vieira
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