Mr. Drake's Class

Updated for the week of February 11-15, 2019

7th Grade Math:  The 7th graders will be having a check up on their probability unit tomorrow after spending time analyzing the theoretical and experimental probabilities of compound events.  Later this week we will be constructing area models to investigate theoretical probabilities.   

6th Math: The 6th graders will be spending the week creating algorithms for multiplying and dividing decimals.  We will use estimations, place values, and fractional representations of decimals to analyze computations as we hone our algorithms one last time.    

7th and 8th Grade Science: The 7th and 8th wrapped up their last section on mollusks, arthropods, and echinoderms last week with a spirited game of Jeopardy.  We are now onto Fishes, Amphibiams, and Reptiles.  After reviewing characteristics of chordates today, we will complete a skills lab on how lizards control their body temperature in the extreme heat of the desert.  We will be dissecting trout and bull frogs in this section.       

6th Grade Science: The 6th graders spent the day assessing air quality and identified how our atmosphere is harmed through a variety of pollutants.  We are continuing to gather data about our local weather in hopes of drawing conclusions while we tap into our inner meteorologists.  The students have also started reviewing for a test which will take place on Thursday.  

Events:  Crosscut Nordic Ski Day on Friday!