The 6th Graders played a board game called “Equate” this week during their Math class. The game is very similar to Scrabble. Students had fun working with Rational numbers and order of operations, as well as equations.
This week in our 7th Grade Social Studies class, students will continue group presentations on the countries of Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy! Each group is teaching the class on their assigned country. It has been amazing to see the many talents of our students come alive in the classroom!
8th Grade Social Studies students will continue the study of westward expansion and prominent Political figures of the early 1800’s. Essays and presentations on Henry Clay, John Calhoun and President James Monroe have highlighted our study. The development of our nations water travel and road system have also been a large part of our discussion. One of the most interesting topics that have been discussed, is the Industrial Revolution and the impact that it had on our country then and even today!
7th Grade Science Students are learning about the discovery and structure of the DNA Molecule. On Friday, Students watched a NOVA documentary based on the contributions of specific Scientists to this important discovery. Next week, students will be working with K’Nex models to simulate how DNA replication occurs in the nucleus so our cells can duplicate.
The Intermediate Choir is in full gear rehearsing music and choreography for steak dinner. The students have been challenged this year to learn harmony parts and to be involved in the creation of some of the choreography. They have taken on this task with gusto and are excited about the show.
Intermediate School Latin is working on a love poem in honor of Valentine’s Day. These short poems are being written as couplets in the style of Ovid and Catullus.
A new circuit-training program began last week in 7th and 8th Grade Physical Education. They will use it twice a week for the next 6 weeks. There are 3 different routines, teaching 9 different exercises. The students exercise for 20 seconds and rest 20 seconds with a total workout time of 20 minutes. The program is used to increase muscular endurance and increased flexibility.
Coach Hood took the part of the 7th grade boys to the fitness room to train today. After core warm-up exercises they performed alternating shoulder press while using the stability ball. They finished with stability ball push-ups. Good work today!
8th Honors French is currently finishing up a reading on “Le blason familial”, the family coat of arms, heraldry, and family meals. It is impossible to disassociate French culture from daily vocabulary development to include speaking, oral comprehension, reading, and writing in the target language.
Intermediate School Sports Photos
We would love for you to share your action shots at IS sporting events. Please send action photos to firstname.lastname@example.org for use in the yearbook.
FCA meets weekly in Coach Trent’s room on Wednesday at 7:15AM. We invite every IS student to attend.
This is a reminder that CA collects Box Tops through our CAA. The money raised from this project funds various school improvement projects. Last year we raised over $2000 through the Box Tops program alone! Please turn yours into your child’s teacher or Ms. Turnage in the front office.