Seven science has been working through the different parts of cells as well as the cell theory. A friendly reminder that our cell models along with a list of organelles and definitions of those organelles is due on Tuesday, November 20 prior to Thanksgiving break. This will be the assessment for our unit one study of cells in their parts.
Eighth grade science has done a nice job studying the formation of different types of soils and landscapes. Next on our list will be looking back in time to learn about how the earth came to be as we see it today. We will also look at different dating techniques, absolute and relative, to better understand the formation of different rocks and minerals overtime.
Seven social studies has begun it’s study of ancient India. Along with studying social structure and the cast system, we will also be looking at the ideas of reincarnation and morality that were reinforced by the religion of Hinduism. We will also check out the different achievements that are still used today from ancient India. There will be a test at the end of this chapter. A review will be posted in Showbie to help study and prepare for the assessment.
Eight social studies has begun to learn about the Revolutionary War. We have read the Declaration of Independence and have learned about both the first and second Continental Congress along with the midnight ride of Paul Revere. In the days ahead we will look at the many battles that were fought, the lives that were lost, and the changing technology that help the Patriots to become successful in their fight against the British. We will be having a chapter test at the end of this unit of study. Please check Showbie for a review in the days ahead.
A friendly reminder that our basket items for the PTO holiday basket raffle need to be turned in to homeroom teachers by Monday, November 26.
Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!