Finishing Units

by Mrs. Nilsen on November 18th, 2012

Weekly Science and ELA News 11/13 - 11/16

As this is the last week in our first Trimester, all classes were working on finishing up units and taking assessments this week.  There were some pretty awesome projects and results.

6th Grade ELA

Wrinkle Chapters 7-9....check.  We'll finish the last three chapters upon our return.  The students were so upset with me for leaving them at a cliffhanger!!  We can't wait to get back to reading!!

6th Grade Science

Thank you LivingWise!  We finished up our LivingWise unit this past week.  I hope you enjoyed your free kits and were able to use some of the items in it.  Our students learned a lot about natural resources and energy throughout the unit and their pre/post tests helped show exactly the misconceptions we cleared up over our studies.  Thank you, parents, for your at home support during this last unit.  

7th Grade Science

We finished Phase 1 of our Skateboard Science Unit this week.  After learning about inertia, force, friction, and more, students are now prepared to design and build their own parks upon our return from the break.  

8th Grade Science 

Eight graders wrapped up their mini-units on Energy, States of Matter, and the Periodic Table this past week.  Their assessments also show great growth and deeper understanding of those content areas.  We've covered a lot in a short amount of time as we transition from mixed grade themes to grade level content years.  I'm proud of our Seniors and their hard work.  I'm lucky to teach such amazing kids!


Monday, November 19th through Friday, November 23rd
  • No School All Week!!
  • Monday-Wednesday Teacher Planning Days
  • Thursday & Friday Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday, November 26th
  • Scrip orders are due.
  • Order forms are downloadable off the school website.
  • MRA Annual Toy Drive Begins Today – See attached flyer for details.
Tuesday, November 27th
  • 8:20 a.m. Booster Meeting in the Basement
  • Subway Lunch orders due no later than 3:00 p.m. (later orders will not be accepted) – Please pay separate from your pizza order and only 1 week at a time.
  • 3:00 to 3:45 MRA Leadership Team meeting
  • Holiday Greens available for pickup after 3:00
  • Homework Club 3-4 pm
Wednesday, November 28thSubway Lunch
  • Pizza orders and money due no later than 1:30 p.m. (late orders will not be accepted) - Please pay separate from your subway order.
  • School Assembly at 12:15 p.m.
  • Early Release - 1:00 PM
  • Holiday Greens available for pickup after 3:00
Thursday, November 29th
  • Auction Meeting, 3:00 in the MRA Library
Friday, November 30th
  • Pizza Lunch
  • Homework Club 3-4 pm

Looking Ahead
  • December 3rd:Last Script order before Christmas due date
  • December 4th: MRA Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • December 4th to 11th: Candy Cane Shoppe Open in the Library
  • December 6th: Calendar Change - Math Night is being moved to january 
  • December 7th: Winter Program at MRA, 7:00 p.m.
  • December 11th: Second/Third Grade Play in the gym, 2:00 p.m.
  • December 15th to January 2nd: Winter Break
  • January 3rd: School back in session

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