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WEEK OF September 22nd, 2014

 

 

Autumnal Equinox—September 22nd

 

The assignments for the week will be posted on PowerSchool.  Please keep in mind that the assignments that I post are based on my plans for the week.  Plans are subject to change, and therefore the dates that assignments are due may change.  Your child’s assignment book should be the most accurate location for assignments and due dates.  The assignments are listed ahead of time on PowerSchool so that you can get an idea of what we are doing.

 

I enjoyed spending time with you at Back to School Night last week.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have.

 

HOMEROOM  NEWS   

 

An Emergency Contact form was sent home last week.  Please return it as soon as possible.

 

Please return the HSA directory form and dues.

 

Please check the Friday packet each week for important school and class information and a letter from Mrs. Kitts. The first packet of the month also contains the menu and calendar for the month. It is important that you read this packet each week. The Friday packet can be easily accessed through the school’s website— www.icsclinton.org .

·        There are currently forms or information for Trunk or Treat, Ultimate Frisbee, The One Mile Run, CYO Basketball, Girls Rock, High School Information Night, Array of Hope concert, Wine and Beer Tasting, DI New Parent Meeting, ICSingers and Glee Club, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, ICC Consignment Sale, American Girl Doll Show, and the ICS Theater Organization’s presentation of A Christmas Carol, and Box Tops.

Your child was given a copy of our class schedule. Click the link below to view the schedule:

 

Click here for SCHEDULE

 

Click here for MIDDLE SCHOOL POLICIES

 

Please re-cover your child’s books with new paper bags as they begin to rip.  Covering the edges with duct tape seems to work well to strengthen the covers.  If you choose to use duct tape, please do not put any tape on the book, only the cover.  Thank you.

 

 

Science

Click here for SCIENCE CLASS POLICIES

Click here for SCIENCE SAFETY RULES

 

Online access to textbook and resources. There is online access to the textbook and numerous resources that can be used to reinforce the material that we are studying in class.

 

NOTE: The book can now be accessed by two different methods; the original method and now through ConnectED. The link below has directions for accessing it by both methods. The link also contains information for ordering the textbook .

 

Trouble accessing the online textbook: If you are using a Mac and can see the cover of the book but cannot view the Online Student Edition of the book, follow these directions. Click on Technical Support at the bottom of the page and select “Can Only View Cover.” When the page opens titled “Online Student Edition (OSE)- Viewing PDFs on a Mac, follow the directions for the browser you are using.

 

Click here for ONLINE TEXTBOOK and RESOURCES

 

SIXTH GRADE SCIENCE

          We will continue with our unit on measurement.  Students will practice estimating length, mass and volume using SI units. They will also be completing a Measurement Lab.

 

Homework Due Dates:  See PowerSchool for assignments

                                    

Textbook website: www.red.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C1C37B0365

 

SEVENTH GRADE SCIENCE

Students will be working in groups to develop a purpose, hypothesis, materials list, and procedure to perform an experiment.  They will then record the data and analyze the results to form a conclusion that will explain the results and either prove or disprove their hypothesis.  The students will also practice graphing skills by deciding what type of graph will best represent the data.  The students will then type up the experiment following the lab report format that will be given out in class. The lab write up will serve as a model for the science fair written report.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments     

                                      

Textbook website: www.green.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C9927901AD

 

Science Fair: There will be a Parent Meeting for the Science Fair on

Oct. 15th in the Science Lab at 7:00. A letter will be sent home with your child this week.

 

EIGHTH GRADE SCIENCE

Students were given directions for reading and presenting a current event in science.  Please help your child to remember his/her assigned date.

 

Click here for the CURRENT EVENT DIRECTIONS AND RUBRIC

 

We will start out the year with Ch. 14, Inside the Atom.  The students will learn how to determine the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom.  They will also learn about radioactive decay.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

                                      

Textbook website: www.blue.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  E113A89292

 

Have a great week