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Please take a look at your student's SSPs.  You can find the first steps to logging in here:    (http://www.jwms.reg4.k12.ct.us/parent_resources/student_success_plans) Check on what they had to say about their goals.  You can then talk to them about whether they were successful or not.  You might even be able to discuss what kind of things they may do to become successful if they weren't. 8th grade classes have been working with 3 dimensional CAD.  We worked together to design a flying disk extruding it from a 2 dimensional series of lines.  We then drew a Yo-Yo while learning about making levels, modifying a sphere, making solid cutouts,  and finally learning how to mirror an image that we made.  Over the next few days students will design their own Yo-Yo from a line like their flying disk. They will next learn how to take a CAD drawing and change it to machine language so that it can be 3-D printed.  I will then Email what they have done to the High School.  Valley will use their 3-D printers to make a copy of each student's Yo-Yo. 7th grade is learning how to create 2 dimensional CAD drawings.  We are starting off by working together creating a drawing called Landscape.  As we work on the drawing we are going over vocabulary that the students need.  This vocabulary helps the students understand what is going on within the computer screen.  The vocabulary could also be used in their language arts and math classes.
Posted by PUnghire  On Feb 01, 2016 at 10:04 AM
  
Please take a look at your student's SSPs.  You can find the first steps to logging in here:    (http://www.jwms.reg4.k12.ct.us/parent_resources/student_success_plans) Check on what they had to say about their goals.  You can then talk to them about whether they were successful or not.  You might even be able to discuss what kind of things they may do to become successful if they weren't. 8th grade classes have been working with 3 dimensional CAD.  We worked together to design a flying disk extruding it from a 2 dimensional series of lines.  We then drew a Yo-Yo while learning about making levels, modifying a sphere, making solid cutouts,  and finally learning how to mirror an image that we made.  Over the next few days students will design their own Yo-Yo from a line like their flying disk. They will next learn how to take a CAD drawing and change it to machine language so that it can be 3-D printed.  I will then Email what they have done to the High School.  Valley will use their 3-D printers to make a copy of each student's Yo-Yo. 7th grade is learning how to create 2 dimensional CAD drawings.  We are starting off by working together creating a drawing called Landscape.  As we work on the drawing we are going over vocabulary that the students need.  This vocabulary helps the students understand what is going on within the computer screen.  The vocabulary could also be used in their language arts and math classes.
Posted by PUnghire  On Feb 01, 2016 at 10:04 AM
  
There will be a mini-quiz on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, on the 14 bones of the human body.  Be able to label a diagram.  Use the skeleton diagram on worksheet #3 to help you as well as your text book.
Posted by LBonalli  On Jan 29, 2016 at 7:05 AM
  
Final copy of your narrative piece is due next week.   A day due: Tuesday 2/2  ; B day due Wednesday 2/3.  Use the checklist given to you in class to improve your work.  Also, use the yellow pages in your binder to revise your word choices to make your work more interesting.
Posted by LBonalli  On Jan 29, 2016 at 7:04 AM
  
Final copy of your narrative piece is due next week.   A day due: Tuesday 2/2  ; B day due Wednesday 2/3.  Use the checklist given to you in class to improve your work.  Also, use the yellow pages in your binder to revise your word choices to make your work more interesting.
Posted by LBonalli  On Jan 28, 2016 at 10:29 AM
  
There will be a mini-quiz on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, on the 14 bones of the human body.  Be able to label a diagram.  Use the skeleton diagram on worksheet #3 to help you as well as your text book.
Posted by LBonalli  On Jan 28, 2016 at 10:27 AM
  
During the month of January, the students have made progress on our "One Book, One School" unit.  As of Friday, the students will have read the book and completed journal entries that show thoughtful consideration of the novel.  Following Stargirl's completion, each student will be writing a short piece that explains the theme of the work.  As a creative way to convey similar ideas, the students will be using glogster.com to create online collages that convey the same theme.  The collages will include material from the text. The next unit of study will be on dystopian fiction.  We will start by reading The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.  This story will create a perfect segue from our discussions on conformity in society to dystopian fiction.  Then, the students will read a dystopian novel in small groups and discuss the novels periodically.
Posted by jstrecker  On Jan 28, 2016 at 9:06 AM
  
Please create 2 data tables for tomorrow's lab on bone structure and strength.  You may have had time to complete this in class today.
Posted by LBonalli  On Jan 26, 2016 at 7:12 AM
  
Please read pages 38-44 in your textbook , Human Biology and Health.  Use these pages to complete worksheet #3 on the skeletal system.
Posted by LBonalli  On Jan 25, 2016 at 7:02 AM
  
Students are just wrapping up their One Book, One School reading of Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. As a culminating project, students are creating a Piktochart that analyzes the theme of the book and how the characters help to develop theme. In our next unit, students will be working in literature circles to read and analyze a dystopian novel. In years past, this unit has been a student favorite as the books do an excellent job getting students to think about the society we live in.
Posted by ddalton  On Feb 01, 2016 at 8:54 AM
  
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