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WEEK OF OCTOBER 27th, 2014

 


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.

 

 
 


HOMEROOM  NEWS   

 

 On Friday, Oct. 31st we will have our Halloween celebration starting at 1:00.  The students will have a small snack in our classroom at 1:00 and then visit our buddies in Mrs. Pepperman’s class. We will parade at 2:00.

 

 This year students may wear their costumes to school in the morning and wear them all day. They may not change into the costume later in the day. If they do not want to wear a costume, they may treat (pun intended) it as a dress down day.

·        Costumes should not be scary or disrespectful to our faith. 

·        Keep the dress code in mind when selecting a costume

·        Costume accessories (swords, bats, etc.) and masks should be left at home). 

·        Please keep in mind that your child must be able to function in the classroom while wearing his/her costume .

·        Only small amounts of face paint may be worn (a mustache, whiskers, red nose, etc), the entire face may not be painted.

 

 There will be a Friday Bake Sale on November 7th after lunch. The cost for each item is $1 and will benefit the school musical A Christmas Carol. The items look AND taste wonderful.

 

 There will be a 12:15 dismissal on Wednesday, Nov. 19th for conferences. This was not on the original calendar, so please make sure you make the change.

 

Fall conferences will be Wednesday, Nov. 19th through Friday, Nov. 21st for grades 6 to 8. As mentioned at Back to School Night, the 6th through 8th grade teachers will not be meeting with all of their homeroom parents. We are planning to meet, as a team, with all of the parents of students new to ICS and with the parents of students who we feel will benefit from a conference at this time.  A letter will be sent home with each student indicating whether or not we feel a conference is needed at this time. Please note that the teachers are available to meet with you throughout the year whenever you feel there is a need, however we cannot fit all parents in the three days scheduled for conferences.  I will let you know next week which day we will be meeting with 6th grade parents.

 

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 the DI Clothing Drive, Thanksgiving Feast, Fall Dance, Trunk or Treat, Bricks 4 Kidz, American Girl Doll Show, the ICS Theater Organization’s presentation of A Christmas Carol, a coat drive, and the Hunterdon Mohawks and Junior Lions Lacrosse.

 

Looking ahead (see Friday Packet for details)—

·        Oct. 25 to 28--DI clothing Drive

·        Oct. 31-Trunk or Treat -- No Aftercare

·        Nov. 7 to 9--A Christmas Carol

·        Nov. 12--Thanksgiving Feast (send in order forms by Oct. 31st)

·        Nov. 14--Fall Dance for grades 6 to 8. Clothing must follow the Dress Down dress code. See handbook.

·        Nov. 16--American Girl Fashion Show

·        Nov. 19--12:15 dismissal

·        Nov. 19 to 21-- Conferences

·        Nov. 17-21--ICS Book Fair

 

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

          This week we will begin Chapter 6, Energy. We will start by discussing the different forms of energy and how energy can be transformed from one form to another.

 

Homework Due Dates:  See PowerSchool for assignments

                                        

Textbook website: www.red.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C1C37B0365

 

SEVENTH GRADE SCIENCE

We will continue with Chapter 21, Substances, Mixtures and Solutions.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

                                        Thurs., 10/30--Ch. 21, Section 1 Quiz  

                                        Study guides were handed out Thurs. 10/23.

                                      

Textbook website: www.green.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C9927901AD

 

Science Fair:

·     Please, feel free to email me or meet with me with any questions that you may have about the Science Fair.

·     Oct. 27th --Topics are due on the Project Proposal Form, which is located at the back of the Project Idea Packet.

 

Click here for a COPY OF SCIENCE FAIR TIMELINE

 

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 begin Chapter 15, The Periodic Table.  We will discuss the organization of the Periodic Table and the properties of the groups in the Periodic Table. Students will create a large periodic table to hang in the hallway.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

                                     

Textbook website: www.blue.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  E113A89292

 

 

 

Have a great week