Sixth and Seventh graders have completed MAP testing. The results of their tests will be presented at conferences, along with first term report cards. If you have not yet signed up for a conference, please do so via the link at the bottom of this letter
February 3rd & 10th - Parent Teacher Conferences (please sign up)
February 24th- Field Trip Friday
Ms. Venture’s Updates:
Science: Sixth grade learned about heat energy and nuclear energy on their field trip to Reed College.
Seventh grade is done with their presentations. Ask about the interesting experiments they did at Clackamas Community College!
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. Students have been assigned their parts and should be memorizing their lines and song lyrics!
There was no computer lab this week due to weather. There will be no computer or library time for the next two to three weeks for MAP testing.
Please remember, if your student has not finished Typing Club, they need to do so as soon as possible. I am still available every day after school and most Fridays. Please contact me if you would like to take advantage of the lab during these times.
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.
Sixth grade has been studying the Enlightenment and will be moving on to the French Revolution. Seventh grade has been learning about the 1920s in America. We’ve been having some very rich conversations about how current events are influenced by and mirror the past. Please ask your child about our discussions!
I have added copies of the slides to the blog here:
6th Grade- http://chpcsvieira.weebly.com/6th-history.html (Scroll down to Enlightenment Section. File is a PDF.)
7th Grade- http://chpcsvieira.weebly.com/7th-history.html (Scroll down to Section. File is a PDF.)
Please make sure your students are working hard on their novel. They have all set word count goals ranging from 1500 to 18,000 words! So far our classes have written a combined 30,000 words! They are weaving some wonderful stories, and will receive a hardback, bound copy of their story before the end of the year.
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
Blog: 7thchpcs.blogspot.com Blog: chpcsvieira.weebly.com
Text/Call: 503.975.2441 Text/Call: 503.689.6572