Monday, February 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017

Welcome back Puma students and families! We are enjoying hearing about the kids vacations: from sports tournaments to traveling to sleeping in. Last week, York got a glimpse of Spring, so hopefully we don’t have any more snow days coming our way. We’re looking forward to moving forward and diving into new learning.

Michelle York writes:
We are going to be finishing our lessons in chapter 5 this week: expressions and equations. Afterwards, we will be going on to ratios and proportions.

Britni Rowe writes:
I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable break! Due to the many snow days and delays before break, I postponed the reading of A Long Walk to Water. Today in class, we will review the history of South Sudan and who the Lost Boys of South Sudan are. Students will also receive a  copy of the text today. To find out more about the novel, check out: Goodreads: A Long Walk to Water.

Nancy Lindbom writes:
Welcome back Puma students! I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing vacation week. Thank you so very much to all those who cooked and donated paper goods for our African celebration. The food was amazing!

This week in social studies, we will be completing our document analysis and beginning our next argumentative essay. Details to follow. The students have also been given back their grades for their African postcards. Please check in with your student and remind them that revisions are due within 2 weeks. Please email me with any questions.

Eileen Hickman writes:
This week, we are finishing kitchen safety and food borne illnesses. We have been watching clips and videos. We will have a review sheet and quiz the end of the week.

Scott Dorr writes:  
This week we will be finishing up our latest standard, the kids worked with partners on developing a Kahoot quiz which we will use as a review process.
There will be an assessment on Tuesday/Wednesday covering the 21 key terms from our last standard.  We will begin reading our science novel “Operation Redwood” as a lead in to our next standard.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Week of 2/8/17


Michelle York writes:
We are chipping away slowly but surely at our algebra standards. The unit 4 exceeds packet is due next Wednesday. The students have had about a month to work on the exceeds work.

Britni Rowe writes:
This week we are finishing up the film: The Good Lie. Students have been having good conversations about the experiences of the Lost Boys of Sudan and the challenges they are faced with. At the end of the week, we will begin our new class novel, A Long Walk to Water.

Nancy Lindbom writes:
I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed that Patriots win!!! The students will continue to work on the DBQ: Is Chocolate Good for Cote d’Ivoire? The students will be analyzing documents this week to answer that question. All homework is posted on the Puma team calendar.

Please, I need your help! On Friday, February 17th (the last day before the winter break), the Puma team would like to host “A Taste of Africa” for our students. While the students were researching a country in Africa, they found many recipes that they would like to try. I have compiled a booklet of these recipes, but I need cooks. If you are able to help, please send me an email at nlindbom@yorkschools.org. I will send the booklet home with your student. Then, please let me know what you are willing to make. I need to know by this Friday if you are able to help. Any questions, please let me know. Thank you again for your help and support.  
 
Eileen Hickman writes:
We have finished studying how to measure in the kitchen. Quiz this week. Starting safety and food borne illnesses.

Scott Dorr writes:  

This week the students will be applying various scenarios to designed ecosystems, then use cause-and-effect relationships to predict possible responses within the components of the ecosystem.