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Math Properties

The 7th Grade Math curriculum covers The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Geometry and Statistics and Probability.  In conjunction with The Number System, students were given the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the properties by creatively using symbols to represent the properties.   The projects featured a wide variety of creative symbols – different candy, pasta shapes, ice cream flavors, pop-up stickers, dry cereal and crayons to name a few.     The project offered a way to reinforce student understanding of the properties while also allowing a fun opportunity for student creativity in math.   Please stop by the 7th grade hallway and view some of these outstanding projects! 

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Students "STEAL" to learn about story structure

Sixth grade language arts students are entering their world of novels.  Students have been studying the plot structure of short stories and novels and finding this structure within the novels they read.    As they read they collect evidence they “STEAL” from the characters.

S-speech: what they say and how they say it,
T-thoughts: thinking and feeling, beliefs, body language, their emotions, and decisions
E-effects on others
A-actions: the way they act and react
L-looks: the characters appearance

Understanding their characters and living vicariously through their characters, students get the opportunity to experience the world they are reading about.   Along with characterization we continue to study other narrative elements and author craft.  This study is then extended into their writing as they write narratives.

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