Welcome back parents!
Homework for the week of February 5, 2018:
6th Grade: Monday: No School – President’s Day
Tuesday: Math: Topic Review 14 homework page 1; Science: Study Vocabulary words
Wednesday: Math: Topic 14 Test – no homework; Science: No homework – Test
Thursday: Math: Close and Check 15-1; Science: Study Vocabulary words
Vocabulary Words: Element: any substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances; Atom: the smallest unit of an element; Compound: two or more elements combine chemically; Molecule: the smallest part, or unit, of many compounds; DNA: genetic material that carries information about an organism and is passed from parent to offspring; Cell: the basic unit of structure and function in living things; Unicellular: a living thing that has only one cell; Multicellular: living things made of multiple cells; Tissue: a group of similar cells that work together and perform a specific function; Organ: something that is made of different kinds of tissue that work together; Organ System: a group of organs that work together and perform one or more functions
7th Grade: Monday: No School – President’s Day
Tuesday: Math: Math: Close and Check 12-4; Science: Study vocabulary words
Wednesday: Math: Close and Check 13-1 ; Science: No homework test
Thursday: Math: Close and Check 13-2; Science: no homework – test
Vocabulary words: Storm: a violent disturbance in the atmosphere; Thunderstorm: a small storm often accompanied by heavy precipitation and frequent thunder and lightning; Lightning: a sudden spark, or electrical discharge, that occurs between positive and negative charges in the clouds and the ground; Hurricane: a tropical cyclone with winds of 119 km/h or higher; Storm Surge: a “dome” of water that sweeps across the coast where a hurricane lands; Tornado: the rapidly whirling funnel-shaped cloud that reaches down from a thunderstorm to touch the Earth’s surface.
8th Grade: Monday: No School – President’s Day
Tuesday: Math: Close and Check 10-3; Science: Study Vocabulary words
Wednesday: Math: Topic 10 Review Homework page 1; Science: No homework – test
Thursday: Math: No Homework – Test; Science: Study Vocabulary words
Vocabulary words: Climate: the typical weather pattern in an area over a long period of time; Rain Forest: forests in which large amounts of rain fall year-round; Savanna: tropical grasslands have distinct dry and rainy seasons; Desert: very dry regions with extreme temperatures; Steppe: generally dry areas receiving enough rainfall for short grasses and low bushes to grow; Subartic: climates have short, cool summers and long bitterly cold winters; Humid Subtropical: climates that are wet and warm, but not as constantly hot as tropics – Florida; Tundra: tree-less plains beneath which the ground may always be frozen; Permafrost: is permanently frozen ground; Ice-Age: a period of glacial advance; Aerosol: solid particles or liquid drops in gas; Sunspot: dark, cooler regions on the surface of the sun;
6th Grade: In Math we are finishing up geometry and moving into Statistics. In Science we are learning about Life Science and cells.
7th Grade: In Math we are learning about 2-d slices of 3D shapes as well as the surface area and volume of prisms. In Science we are learning about severe weather.
8th Grade: In Math we are learning about similar triangles and slope in Geometry. In Science we are learning about climate change.
Thanks for all you do!