Middle School Classroom Updates

Middle School Language Arts

Students will begin learning about and practicing narrative writing. They will learn the common elements of a narrative, practice using descriptive details, and write both fictional and nonfictional narratives.

Homework/Announcements

  • Students will have a homework assignment on Wednesday evening that asks them to continue practicing the elements of narrative writing.

Mr. Sherrow: ksherrow@paramountindy.org


 Middle School Math

This week we, the 7th graders, will be working on slope and linear equations. 8th graders will be creating and comparing linear equations from verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs.  6th graders will be working on coordinate planes.

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


 Middle School STEM

In 6th grade, we will be concluding our study of Chapter 4: Erosion and Deposition. We will have our Chapter 4 Test. We will then begin our study of geological dates systems.

In 7th grade, we will be concluding our study of Chapter 5: DNA. We will be discussing the process of protein synthesis in cells. We will also be doing a modeling activity in the Time and Space Center.

In 8th grade, we will be concluding our study of Chapter 5: Acids, Bases, and Solutions. We will continue our learning of types of mixtures and begin studying concentration and solubility.

Homework/Announcements

  • 6th: On Monday, Chapter 4 Review Assignment will be sent home.
  • 7th: On Monday, a DNA/Protein assignment will be sent home.
  • 8th: On Monday, an assignment over mixture types will be sent home.

Ms. Marshall: kmarshall@paramountindy.org


 Middle School Social Studies

Students will continue to work on introduction paragraphs while analyzing argumentative writing. We will be using readings covering the Constitutional Convention and the Bill of Rights in order to help us practice our persuasive introduction paragraphs.

Homework/Announcements

  • Homework will be a worksheet covering hooks and leads that will be passed out on Tuesday.

Mr. Minnickbminnick@paramountindy.org


Middle School Honors

Language Arts

6C is finishing their Maze Runner Unit with a character analysis essay and unit post-assessment.

6/7 Honors is finishing their King Arthur unit with the writing of a personal creed and a unit post-assessment.

8 Honors is finishing their Fahrenheit 451 with the creation of a micrograph and a unit post assessment.

Homework/Announcements

  • Students will have homework on Monday night.

Ms. Hancock: ehancock@paramountindy.org

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Mathematics

6C: Students will be finishing and reviewing topic 3, Numeric and Algebraic Expressions. They will be covering generating equivalent expressions and simplify algebraic expressions. They will have a class review on Tuesday in preparation for a chapter test on Wednesday. Students will have math homework on Tuesday and Thursday on expressions and order of operations.

Honors 6: Students will be reviewing the topics covered thus far in the school year, they will be focusing on numeric and algebraic expressions and representing and solving equations and inequalities. They will have homework on Tuesday with a worksheet covering expressions and inequalities. They will also be completing the Benchmark assessment on Friday in class.

Honors 7: Students will be completing a review covering percents, markups, markdowns, and simple interest, as well as proportional relationships. At the end of the week they will work through the Benchmark Assessment. Homework will be Tuesday evening covering proportional relationships.

Honors 8: Students will be working through topic 4, An Introduction to Functions. Students will be focusing on graphing a function rule and writing a function rule. They will have an in-class review on Thursday before the mid topic 4 assessment on Friday. Students will also be beginning to work through ISTEP review problems focusing on Geometry. Math homework this week is on Tuesday and Thursday and will be the additional practice supplementing the class material.

Ms. Edie: cedie@paramountindy.org

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Science

6C: Students will be finishing and reviewing topic 3, Numeric and Algebraic Expressions. They will be covering generating equivalent expressions and simplify algebraic expressions. Students will have math homework on Wednesday on expressions and order of operations.

Honors 6/7/8: Students will start Chapter 2. Throughout this chapter they will be learning about solid, liquids, and gases. They will be able to go in depth about each state and how they can change.   On Thursday, they will be tested on chapters 1 and 2. Homework will be given out on Wednesday and due Thursday.

Mr. Medley: jmedley@paramountindy.org

 

 

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