Friday, October 7, 2016

What's Happening 10/10 - 10/13

Special Events:
10/11 - PTA pizza night - See flyer for details
10/13 - Curling field trip - Waiting for confirmation on bus

History: 
On Monday we will discuss the executive branch of the government. Students will be assigned a week long project to help them experience the process of running for president.
In one week, they are expected to complete the following items:
1. Campaign Speech    - 3 - 5 minutes    - Addresses at least two issues they will take on during their presidency
2. Campaign Poster     - 11 x 17 (paper provided in class)     - full color     - contains campaign slogan
3. Campaign Budget     - each student starts with $1000     - budget must show what every dollar is spent on (actual figures need to be looked up)     - if students want additional funding, they may write a business letter to a particular business or organization requesting support. These letters will be turned in to me and will be returned with a yes or no.

Science: 
  • State which  factors affect buoyancy, and which do not. 
  •  Use scientific instruments to determine the relationships between buoyancy and pertinent factors 
  • State the nature of the relationship between the various pertinent factors and buoyancy.
  • Use basic formulae to calculate volumes of different standard forms (sphere, cylinder, etc.) 
  • Construct a hypothesis 
  • Use background research to construct a fair test
  • Start a word processing document containing science fair information

Reading: 
  • Continue A Good Earth
  • Use specific evidence from the text to examine characters
  • Engage in class conversations specifically about how the role of women in the book differs from student's personal experiences

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