Think Tank-April 12-Open Team Meeting

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Think Tank-April 12-Open Team Meeting

  1. 1. Think TankOpen Team Meeting April 12, 2012
  2. 2. SCIENCEMary Kelch Sobhani
  3. 3. Just Completed…• Robotics Unit –  Design Robots / LEGO Mindstorms  Programming for Simple Tasks• SMU’s Innovation Gymnasium Field Trip
  4. 4. Just Completed…• Physics Unit  Simple Machines  Newton’s Laws of Force and Motion  Calculation of Speed & Acceleration  Graphing Motion  Quiz Tomorrow
  5. 5. Currently…• Space Unit  Rocketry Mini-Unit [video]  Bodies in Our Solar System  Space Exploration  Skype with Scientist & Engineer from Johns Hopkins University – Applied Physics Lab “Fire & Ice”
  6. 6. To Come…• Ecology Unit  Abiotic Factors (non-living)  Biotic Factors (living)• Biology Unit
  7. 7. LANGUAGE ARTS Amy Powers
  8. 8. Currently….*Hoodwinked- Point-of-view*The Phantom Tollbooth*Book Groups *DOL & Pronouns
  9. 9. STAAR Reading• Tutorials continue• In class review of test-taking strategies for all students• STAAR READING- Wednesday, April 25
  10. 10. Coming in May- Novel StudyThe True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi Overview of times of early 1800s.Qualities of mystery & dramaCharacterizationPoetry -DOL Test/Quiz -Greek & Latin Roots
  11. 11. Book Fair April 30 – May 4• Look for 7th grade summer reading novels Dovey Coe by Frances O’Roark Or Peak by Roland Smith
  12. 12. MATHCindy Lapp
  13. 13. Placement Test• May 15th• during scheduled math period• no preparation necessary• 1 of the 3 criteria used for recommendation of 7th grade Math placement
  14. 14. Upcoming Topics• STAAR preparation• Multiplication/ Division of fractions• Operations with integers
  15. 15. Regular Course Sequence• Grade 7 7 7/8 Grade 8 8 Alg I Grade 9 Alg I Geom Grade 10 Geom Alg II Grade 11 Alg II PreCal Grade 12 PreCal Calculus
  16. 16. TAG Course Sequence• Grade 7 8 Alg I Grade 8 Alg I Geom Grade 9 Geom Alg II Grade 10 Alg II PreCal Grade 11 PreCal Calculus Grade 12 Calculus Statistics
  17. 17. WORLD STUDIES Helen Demcko
  18. 18. Skills RefresherMaking comparisons Sequencing events
  19. 19. World StudiesWe are here
  20. 20. A family of four can sleep underan insecticide-treated bed net,safe from malaria, for threeyears. The benefits extend beyondthat family because the insecticidewoven into each net kills and repelsmosquitoes, so they can’t go on tobite others who may not be pro-tected by a net. Bed nets canreduce malaria transmissions by 90percent! According to the 2011World Malaria Report, 96% ofpeople with access to a bed net,use it !!
  21. 21. CelebrateEarth Daywith Oscar!
  22. 22. World StudiesNext we willvisit
  23. 23. World StudiesThen we’lltravel to
  24. 24. DAREGraduation Friday May 4(in the afternoon)
  25. 25. Thank you for sharing the year with us!Have a fine summer break!(and, yes, 7th grade is survivable)

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