Academic Expectations for the week of April 21, 2014

BUCHANAN-

This week we will review for TCAP with focus on the following:

Main Idea

Vocabulary in Context

Inferences

Drawing conclusions

Sequencing

 

We will also do reading comprehension work on the following Science topics:

Why Does Weather Occur?

how Can Storms Be Tracked?

how Does the Earth Affect the Sun?

How Do Eclipses Occur?

What Causes Tides

 

MCCANN-

6th Grade Math

This week we will continue to review for TCAP.  There will be a test on Wednesday covering all TCAP objectives.

 

Computers

Students will continue to practice their typing skills.  The goal for this week is 28.  Two points will be deducted for each point away students are from the goal.  When students are not typing, students will be working on websites to review for TCAP such as completing probes, Study Island, and Accelerated Math

WASHBURN-

 We will continue TCAP practice all week in both subjects.

Please have your child study at home to prepare for TCAP.

DEHART -

7th-Students will finish up the Tennessee packet and test over that material, the rest of the week will be spent reviewing for TCAP, there will be homework.
8th-Students will finish working through Chapter 15-build up to the Civil War(test before Thursday) and the rest of the week will be spent reviewing for TCAP, there will be homework.

GARDNER-

 

Students in the 7th grade will review TCAP skills this week.  Please encourage your child to do their homework and to study for the TCAP each night.  Also, look for Progress Reports on Friday.

 

Students in the 8th grade will review TCAP skills this week.  Please encourage your child to do their homework and to study for TCAP each night.  Also, look for Progress Reports on Friday.

 

DUNIVAN-

This week we will be reviewing for the upcoming state test. We will also begin our final novel for the school year. We will be reading the novel Cold in Summer by Tracy Barrett. Students are reminded to turn their Mini Research Project on Monday, April 21st. Students will have a quiz over the novel Cold in Summer on Friday, April 25th.

Reminders-

**Academic/Athletic Banquet- April 24th

**Field Trip forms and money due April 25th

 

 DAVIS-

Both grade levels of science will be following the same schedule this week. We will complete our remediation of standards this week. On Monday night all students will have a packet of information to complete. On Tuesday and Thursday of this week we will be having a graded test over all standards applicable to your grade level. On Wednesday and Friday, we will be completing exercises to identify why we missed any questions.

 

Games and other activities will be incorporated as time allows.

 

 

CASEY-

In ELA this week, students will begin the TCAP review.  Students will focus on word selection, main idea, and author’s purpose.  We will also continue a grammar review focusing on adverbs and subject-verb agreement. Through these articles, we will use close reading strategies, develop themes, and make connections between past and current events.  Students will also complete various close-reading activities to improve comprehension skills.

Students will complete INDEPENDENT READING: Each nine weeks, students are asked to complete independent reading in addition to reading completed in class.  At the end of the nine weeks, students will present these books to the class through a public speaking assignment.  The third nine weeks, students are required to read 1 historical fiction book (must be 6.0 reading level or higher).  While reading, they will research the historical events from the story (must use at least 2 sources).  These will be presented in speech format.  Each 2-3 minute speech will provide information about the topic as well as a summary of the book.  Students are also required to prepare a handout for the class stating the historical background of the book (they may want to use a timeline, flowchart, list, etc.).  These must be presented by the end of the nine weeks grading period. IF YOUR CHILD COMPLETED ALL THREE PREVIOUS NINE WEEK ASSIGNMENTS, HE/SHE WILL NOT HAVE AN INDEPENDENT READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS NINE WEEKS!

 

TEST ALERT:        Scrapbook and Hero Book MATERIALS: due by April 25th (MATERIALS ONLY)

 

 

 

WATT-
We are focusing 100% on TCAP review again this week in computer class. The
students were given a list of probes last week that, according to the last
Discovery Ed tests, they needed a little extra help in those particular areas.
TCAP is next week and we will be ready!!