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Empty Bowls and Rise Against Hunger Event
Thanks again for joining us for our annual Empty Bowls/ Portfolio Night. It was wonderful watching your children share their learning with you. Our annual Rise Against Hunger was a huge success. We packed 40,000 meals for hurricane victims in Texas and Florida. It is always a special day to watch our school and community come together showing stewardship for others.
7th Grade Integrated English Language Arts and Social Studies
In the spirit of interdependence, ELA and Social Studies worked on a collaborative writing project. Students wrote an expository essay explaining the cause and effect relationship between the Enlightenment philosophers and the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution and the U. S. Constitution. They researched using primary source documents and Newsela articles.
7th Grade Science
Our 7th grade scientists have been exploring the independence of chemical elements and discovering how elements combine to form interdependent substances. With our Big Idea guiding us, students have been investigating the properties of a special group of compounds: acids and bases. We learned how to measure pH, and compared the physical and chemical properties of both acids and bases. Students then designed an experiment to determine the brand of antacid that is most effective in neutralizing stomach acid.
We have also been studying the Law of Conservation of Matter and students used mathematical reasoning to balance chemical equations. They also designed an experiment to prove that mass and matter are always conserved during a chemical reaction.
While we dive into the fundamental concepts of chemistry, students are gaining important skills in experimental design, use of scientific tools, lab safety, and data collection and analysis.
7th Grade Math- Mrs. Kolb-
What a great celebration of learning we had with our real world field trip to the grocery store and Fat Patties restaurant. We were able to put into use our knowledge of how to find tax, tips and discounts. The students were really surprised when we compared the price of a meal eating out versus that same meal cooked at home. With no taxes on unprepared groceries and sometimes using the store brand instead of a name brand, costs can be cut considerably. Eyes were opened too when we ordered from Fat Patties and saw how quickly a $9 burger turned into a $15 bill after adding tip and tax. As students get older, they will begin to become more independent and rely less on us as parents and teachers. What better way to begin that journey than to see what it takes to buy simple groceries or order a lunch for themselves? Thank you chaperones for coming and to all you parents who supported this opportunity for real world learning.
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