Mr. Drake's Class

Updated for the week of March 9-13, 2020

7th Grade Math:  The 7th graders completed a Partner quiz today on investigation 4 of our probability unit.  Tomorrow we will begin working on finding more espected values of binomial outcomes such as guessing on true/false and mutiple choice anwers on tests and gender combinations of a family of five children.

6th Math: The 6th graders launched our Variables and Patterns algebra unit on Friday.  After determining our jumping jack rates on Friday we will use this simulation to calculate rates for a fictitious biking tour the students will plan.   Students will be graphing times and distances traveled over the course of a three day bike trip from Atlantic City, New Jersey to Williamsburg, Virginia.   

7th and 8th Grade Science: The 7th and 8th graders will be exploring the evolution of atomic theories in class today.  We will be exploring atoms, bonding, and trends in the Periodic Table.  Students will also begin creating models of selected atoms including correct arrangements of protons, neutrons, and electrons in their energy shells.     

6th Grade Science: The 6th graders are wrapping up our investigation of groundwater today and will begin reviewing for a test.  We will complete our review in class tomorrow and take our test on Thursday.  Students will also be constructing models of artesian wells this week.    


  • Tomorrow we will be going to Anderson School in the morning in preparation for tomorrow evenings concert.  Students should be at Anderson tomorrow at 6:15.
  • Crosscut Nordic Ski Day is this Friday.  Hawaiin attire is encouraged!