Middle School Classroom Updates

Middle School Language Arts

All grades are reviewing every Greek and Latin root we’ve studied this year so far. We are compiling study guides with every root and definition listed. We’ll use these study guides to take a quiz later in the week. The second part of the week will focus on test-taking vocabulary, such as analyze, develop, examine, etc. We will use study guides and quizzes to assess these terms, as well.

Mr. Sherrow: ksherrow@paramountindy.org


 Middle School Math

This week we, the 7th graders, will working on sales tax and discount. 8th graders will be working slicing 3-D shapes, and 6th graders will be working on computing with fractions and mixed numbers.

Ms. Lee: mlee@paramountindy.org
Mr. Thomas: kthomas@paramountindy.org
Ms. Carlisle: vcarlisle@paramountindy.org


 Middle School STEM

In 6th grade, we will conclude our study of Chapter 7: Water. On Monday, we will be taking an Assessment to gauge our progress of mastery of 6th grade science standards. On Tuesday, we will finish Chapter 7, by discussing current and climates. We will then be reviewing and taking our Chapter 7 test. On Monday, an assignment to review Chapter 7 Lessons 1-5 will be sent home.

In 7th grade, we will conclude our study of Chapter 7: Plants. On Monday, we will be taking an Assessment to gauge our progress of mastery of 7th grade science standards. On Tuesday, we will finish Chapter 7, by discussing plants in everyday life. We will then be reviewing and taking our Chapter 7 test. On Monday, an assignment to review Chapter 7 Lessons 1-5 will be sent home.

In 8th grade we will be working on our science careers project. All students will research one science-based career detailing information such as: a job description, expected income, required college degrees, cost of college, colleges offering necessary degrees, and recommended high school classes to prepare for college. Students will prepare on Monday-Wednesday, and will present on Thursday and Friday. On Monday, students will need to continue their research on their careers.

Ms. Marshall: kmarshall@paramountindy.org


 Middle School Social Studies

Students will be finishing their informative writing unit focusing on the cause and effects of the Civil War. Students will be analyzing informational text about the Civil War in order to answer constructed responses using the RATE method. Homework will be a transition worksheet handed out on Tuesday.

Mr. Minnickbminnick@paramountindy.org


Middle School Honors

Language Arts

6C will be writing a five-paragraph expository essay, focusing on paragraph structure and textual evidence. Homework will be given on Monday.

Honors 6/7will be reading “Trurl’s Machine” by Stanislaw, and writing their own satirical narratives of American culture and society. Homework will be given on Monday.

Honors 8 students will be beginning their research projects looking into American life and culture in the 1940’s. Students will be focusing on research methods and how to distinguish between good and bad websites. Homework will be given on Monday.

Ms. Hancock: ehancock@paramountindy.org

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Mathematics

6C: Students will finish topic 5, Understand and Use Ratio and Rate. They will be covering converting metric units and relating customary and metric units. They will have a review and topic 5 assessment on Friday in class.  Students will have math homework on Tuesday and Thursday on customary and metric units.

Honors 6: Students will be finishing topic 4, Generate Equivalent Expressions. They will be focusing on factoring expressions, adding and subtracting expressions, and analyzing equivalent expressions. They will have a review in class and the topic 4 assessment in class on Friday. They will have homework on Tuesday and Thursday covering expressions.

Honors 7: Students will be finishing topic 4, Investigate Bivariate Data. They will be focusing on interpreting two-way relative frequency tables, outcomes of compound events, finding probabilities of independent and dependent events. They will be completing the topic 4 review and topic assessment in class on Friday. They will have homework on Tuesday and Thursday covering compound events and probabilities.

Honors 8: Students will be working through Topic 7, Understand and Apply the Pythagorean Theorem. Students will be focusing on understanding the Pythagorean Theorem and the Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem, applying the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems, and finding distance in the coordinate plane. They will have a review and topic 7 assessment on Friday. Homework this week is on Tuesday and Thursday will be covering the Pythagorean Theorem.

Ms. Edie: cedie@paramountindy.org

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Science

6C ELA: Students will be wrapping up nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives on Monday, for the rest of the week we will be going into more depth over pronouns and conjunctions.

6C Math: Students will be continuing Topic 2. Monday, they will start to review the entire topic to prepare them for a test on Thursday. Students will have ELA/Math homework on Wednesday and due on Thursday.

Honors 6/7: Students will start Chapter 1. Throughout this chapter they will be learning about Scientific Thinking. On Thursday, they will be tested on Chapter 11. Homework will be given out on Wednesday and due Thursday. 

 

Honors 8: Students will be working on our Science Careers Project. All students will research one science-based career detailing information such as: a job description, expected income, required college degrees, cost of college, colleges offering necessary degrees, and recommended high school classes to prepare for college. Students will prepare on Tuesday-Wednesday, and will present on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, they will be tested on Chapter 11. Homework will be given out on Wednesday and due Thursday.

Mr. Adams: jadams@paramountindy.org

 

 

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