Monday -- Small group discussion of Part I of 3CD. Read Part II (continue tracking differences in claims between Mortenson and Krakauer's version of events in your two-column reading log). Here is a vocabulary resource for Part II.
Tuesday -- Small group discussion of Part II. Read Part III p. 44-55 (look up unknown words on your own, create 3 on-the-lines questions, 2 between-the-line questions and 1 connection to bring for small group discussion).
Wednesday -- Student-led small group discussion of Part III. Read Part III p. 56-end (look up unknown words on your own...use your own note-taking strategy for tracking information).
Thursday -- *Students must bring in a second "Need for News" article today (read and annotate it before-hand).
Finish discussions of Part III
Here are a few extension readings:
Editorial/Opinion article: "Climbing Everest: The Peak of Hubris"
Greek Myth: "The Myth of Daedalus and Icaras"
Editorial/Opinion email: "Scott Darsney Questions..."
Mr. Wakild - Math
This week in math, we will be reviewing and practicing for our second summative of the year. On Monday, students will get back their formative assessments from last week. Parents, you will get an email from me through Skyward if your student needs to reassess. Below, you can see some of the handouts we are using to practice, as well as the Must-Do's.
The standards we are working on are:
1. Solving algebraic equations.
2. Solving algebraic equations from a context (word problems!).
3. Rearranging an equation to solve for (or highlight) a variable.
4. Solving algebraic inequalities.
5. Solving algebraic inequalities from a context (word problems!).
Ms. Newstadt & Mrs. Rogerson - Visual Art
We are very lucky to have Mrs. Krista Rogerson join us as a student teacher from BSU for the next 8 weeks in middle school art classes! We are co-teaching most lessons, the first of which deals with Shape (Geometric, Organic, & Biomorphic).
Students will further explore shape and the Elements of Art & Design at the Boise Art Museum on Tuesday, October 20, from 9:15-11:15am. Thank you in advance to several parents for volunteering to chaperone! Please remind your students to check in with their teachers to make up any missed work from morning classes.
Mr. Mercer - Science
Learning Target: Develop models to describe the atomic composition of extended structures.
Essential Question: How can we model ionic compounds?
Presentation slides for the week
- Simply Science: Water, Highway of Life Video (sorry, no link available)
- Summative Project: Day 2
- Strategize Models
- Summative Project: Day 3
- Assemble Models
This week in Health, we began reading, The Healing of America. We have had some great discussion about health care in America. We discussed if a wealthy country has an ethical obligation to provide health care for everyone; should health care be a right; who should decide when a health care service is medically necessary: the doctor who is treating the patient or the insurance plan who is paying the bill?
We are now learning about the 4 major systems of health care throughout the world. Where does America fit in?