Middle School SS/Communication Arts

Mrs. Spyke's Class

Upcoming Events:
5/21/19-  Jump Up Day- 8th Graders to BHS 11:30-2:30p. 
5/23-5/24- Middle School History Trip- Big Hole Battlefield & Bannack State Park 7am departure from LaMotte
6/5/19- 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 6:00pm @ Gallatin County Courthouse (Main St.)

Week of 5/20/19

6th SS.

This week students studied and presented information about Greek Philosophers.  A highlight of our practice was taking on the perspective of those philosophers and holding a debate regarding various hypothetical instances.  Another important aspect in spreading Greek culture, was Alexander the Great (ATG).  Today, 6th and 7th graders worked together to read about ATG and construct a pennant flag consisting of information and details particular to ATG. Our final study session for Greece will be learning about the advancements by Greek astronomers and mathematicians.  

Students will also be keeping up on current events through Jr. Scholastic and NewsELA!

Comm Arts

We are coming close to finishing our reading of Nightvision by Ella West.  It is an exciting book that illustrates themes such as perseverance, responsibility, and telling the truth. Ask your child about our whereabouts in the story. 

We will take time to complete vocabulary activities, sentence and story construction, as well as part of speech review.  

This week's goal:  Complete our reading of Ella West's, NightVision

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Keeping up to date with current events through the new CNNTEN- check it out for yourself!

This week students were exploring the big ideas within the Renaissance, following their Living History Biography Reports, by completing a scavenger hunt to link these significant people, places, and ideas. 

7/8 CA: 

Students are finalizing their practice with Unit 10.  Next week we will begin Unit 11.  Students will be spending time constructing stories, and exploring "-ologies" to broaden their knowledge. 

Have them share with you the activities that are available for practicing vocab online :  sadlierconnection.com

Please encourage your student to pick up a good book, magazine, news article, etc. 

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."  ~Joseph Addison