We Made It!
What is Your Favorite Sport?
This week, our school will be having our traditional grade level Field Days. Students will engage in a variety of sports and team building competition all throughout an entire day of fun.
Along with their excitement to celebrate this day, our class will be completing an individual project about their favorite sport. Students must create a poster or brochure describing their favorite sport, including their favorite team and player. They will also gather, graph and present information about their classmate's favorite sports. This project will be due Thursday for 8th grade. Grades 6th and 7th may turn in their project on Friday.
Activities for this Week
Monday 5/14- Lunch on the Lawn- 6th and 7th grade students will pick up their lunch and eat outside. They may bring a towel or small blanket to sit on during lunch. 8th grade students will have their end of the year picnic next week.
Grade Level Field Day
Wednesday 5/16- 6th grade
Thursday 5/17- 7th Grade
Friday 5/18- 8th grade
At the Hotel
Where do you like to stay when you go on vacation? You can stay with friends or relatives if they happen to live in the area that you are visiting, but many people who are on vacation prefer to stay at a hotel.
This week students will be learning and practicing vocabulary related to staying in a hotel. We will focus on the following vocabulary:
Students will work in small groups to practice having conversations, finding the meaning of new words and completing sentences with vocabulary words. There will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday.
East Cobb MS International Night Celebration
Please join us for our International Night celebration and enjoy an evening of fun, food samples, dance, music, art and learn about the cultures that represent the diversity of our families. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Where: East Cobb Middle School
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Travel Brochure Project
This week, students in our class will design a Travel Brochure for a destination of their choice. Students may choose a place they have visited, get ideas from our International Night celebration, or select a place they might want to visit. They may draw pictures, use photographs, add maps, and write details about what they learn as they research their destination. The final product must be neat, colorful and must include the following components:
My Favorite Sport!
This week students at our school will be having their grade level Field Day. They will be experiencing a variety of sports related team-building competitions and having an entire day of fun with their teachers and classmates.
Students in our class will be completing an individual project, as they review the language, about their favorite sport. Students will also collect, graph and present data about their classmates favorite sports. This project will be due Thursday for 8th grade and Friday for 6th and 7th grade.
Activities for this Week:
Lunch on the Lawn
Monday May 14th- 6th and 7th Grade- Pick up your lunch and eat on the field. Students may bring a towel or small blanket to sit on.
Field Day Dates
Wednesday May 16th- 6th Grade
Thursday May 17th-7th Grade
Friday May 18th-8th Grade
Setting, Characters and Plot
This week students will be learning about how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Students will watch The Goonies to analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact, how the setting shapes the characters or plot.
Vocabulary for this week:
Milestones Week 2
Milestones Testing will continue this week for students in 7th and 8th grade. The following schedule shows testing sessions for each grade level testing:
Testing Day Grade Content Area
Monday April 16 7th ELA Section 1
Tuesday April 17 7th ELA Sections 2 and 3
8th Social Studies
Wednesday April 18 7th Math Section 1
Thursday April 19 7th Math Section 2
Friday April 20 6th, 7th & 8th Make ups-all content areas
During class time, students will be practicing comprehension skills as they read a series of articles about animals from Asia. They will read,discuss and complete activities on the following articles about The Snow Leopard, The Giant Panda and The Snub-nosed Monkeys.
Vocabulary to focus:
Milestones Testing Resources
This week students will be taking the Milestones Assessments. The purpose of the Georgia Student Assessment Program is to measure student achievement of the state-adopted content standards and inform efforts to improve teaching and learning. Results of the assessment program are utilized to provide educators with feedback about instructional practice, and to assist school districts in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.
The following are some links you can use to further prepare outside of class for these state assessments:
Parent-Student Study Guide 6
Milestone Assessment Guide 6
Parent-Student Study Guide 7
Milestone Assessment Guide 7
Parent-Student Study Guide 8
Milestone Assessment Guide 8
Georgia Milestones Tips:
Please go ahead and clear your calendar for the following days. Vacations, doctor’s appointments, and other appointments should NOT be planned during Georgia Milestones testing dates.
Testing Days Grade Content Area
Tuesday April 10 6th & 8th ELA Section 1
Wednesday April 11 6th & 8th ELA Sections 2 and 3
Thursday April 12 6th & 8th Math Section 1
Friday April 13 6th & 8th Math Section 2
The Tropical Rainforest
Tropical rainforest are found in many areas of the world. They run along the equator between the tropics of cancer and Capricorn. They are found in Africa, central America, South America, Asia, Australia and pacific islands.
This week our students will be learning about one of the greatest tropical rainforests in the world, the Amazon Rainforest. They will focus on the following vocabulary:
A New Species Project: Due Friday March 30, 2018
Task: Students apply what they have learned about animal characteristics and to create a new creature and introduce it to the class. You must the following facts to write a paragraph about your New Species using complete sentences. You will also create a colorful drawing or illustration about your creature.
Videos About the Rainforest:
Extinct Animals and Vulnerable Species
This weeks our students will be learning about extinct and vulnerable animal species. We will be using a tree map to classify and provide examples of animals according to their status in the endangered animal list.
Students will also read an article about an animal classified as vulnerable and completing a comprehension exercise about the article. Students will be reviewing and practicing answering questions in complete sentences.
On Wednesday, students will visit the computer lab to conduct research about two extinct animals of their choice. They will use this information to compare and contrast the animals, using fact cards and a double bubble map.
On Thursday, students in our class will be completing a scavenger hunt exercise to review information gained during the Endangered Species unit . They will use the scavenger hunt as a study guide for the unit test on Friday.
Link to Video Clips
Link to Article:
11 Animals that Are Now Extinc