RUTH DOYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Observe. Wonder. Question
Today’s fishing derby was a great success! We had over 60 parents come out to help out and fish. The kids were very well behaved and really enjoyed themselves. This will be a super busy week so please see the details listed below.
Their Performance Task and Written Test over Space has been uploaded to HAC. The “Film Review” of Hidden Figures will be due this Monday.
*All assignments in red are graded.
Next week we are wrapping up our Space Unit by watching the film “Hidden FIgures”. It is the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. As the kids watch the video they will fill out a “Movie Critique” worksheet about the film. This will be turned in on Wednesday/Thursday for a grade!
Next week we'll be learning about our final Mystery “Could there be life on other planets?” - Specifically we are going to learn about the “Goldilocks Zone” — a distance from the Sun with the right amount of light and heat for life to exist. When the students finish this mystery they will read and answer questions about a Newsela article titled “What makes a planet habitable?”
Next week we are taking the real ACT Aspire. We will begin testing on Tuesday and it will run through Thursday. Each day next week will be a “fast schedule” including Monday (before the test) and Friday (after the test). The students will be tested over reading, math, science, and writing!
Below are some great videos to review before the test next week.
Next week we are going to discover that gravity exists on all planets and moons, but the amount of gravity is different because it depends on how massive the object is. The students will also learn that gravity is a force that is directed “down” (relative to an object).
We now have one week until he ACT Aspire Test (April 22 - 26)
Monday (Tuesday): Mystery 7 (Gravity) “Why is gravity different on other planets? “ (12 pts)
Wednesday (Thursday): Star Trails Connection, Newsela Article “What is gravity?”, Hammer/Feather drop video, Why are the planets round?
*Graded assignments are in RED.