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WEEK OF December 15th, 2014

 

Advent

 

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 listed ahead of time on PowerSchool so that you can get an idea of what we are doing.

 

HOMEROOM NEWS 

 

The Christmas Concert for grades 3 to 8 is Wednesday, Dec. 17th.  The only sixth graders that will participate in the concert will be those in the band and/or ICSingers. Please direct any questions you may have to Mrs. James.

There are several activities scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 23rd: Las Posadas followed by a prayer service, and then a school wide sing-a-long. We have some games and a snack planned back in our room after the sing-a-long; if the room moms contact you, please try to help them out.

Mrs. Meyer is planning a craft for Friday, Dec. 19th. If she contacts you, please try to help out. Thank you.

 

Please check Happenings on the Hill each week for important school and class information; it can be easily accessed through the school’s website— www.icsclinton.org .

·        There are currently forms or information for Scrip Holiday Schedule, ICS Blue Ribbon School Ornaments, Used Uniforms, Hunterdon Mohawks Lacrosse, North Hunterdon Youth Baseball, Walk- Through Living Nativity (actors and volunteers needed), the ICC Christmas Concert, Angels for Mark Dine out for Sight, Girls on the Run, Yearbook Committee need for photos, the Gala and information from the Nurses Desk.

 Looking ahead (see ICS website for details)—

·        Dec. 17--School Christmas Concert

·        Dec. 23--10:00 am Prayer Service, 12:15 dismissal, NO AFTERCARE

·        Dec. 24-- Jan. 2--school closed for Christmas Break

·        Jan. 16--science midterm

·        Jan. 20--math midterm

There won’t be a webpage for next week due to the short week, so I wish you and your families a wonderful and blessed Christmas season!

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 to study static electricity in Chapter 7, Electricity and Magnetism.

 

Homework Due Dates:  See PowerSchool for assignments

                                         January 16-- midterm

                                                                                

Textbook website: www.red.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C1C37B0365

 

SEVENTH GRADE SCIENCE

We will begin Chapter 8, Life’s Structure and Classification. We will start with the parts of the microscope and how to use the microscope.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

                                       January 21--midterm

                                                                                                          

Textbook website: www.green.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C9927901AD

Science Fair:

Topics have been returned to students. We have discussed the research portion of the project in class.  The Research Packet has details about the research paper and some suggestions for doing research. There are also forms for recording information from sources. The Sample Project Packet has an example of a research paper. The Work Cited Packet has directions for the Work Cited Page and In Text Citations.  Students will also be working on the Research Paper in Language Arts. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

·     December 18 DATE CHANGE--Science Fair Research paper due with Work Cited

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

 

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 17, Chemical Reactions.  We will be discussing they types of chemical reactions and how to balance chemical equations.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

                                        Tuesday, Dec. 16--Ch. 16 test

                                        January 20--midterm

                                    

Textbook website: www.blue.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  E113A89292

 

Have a Prayerful Advent