Mr. Drake's Class

Updated for the week of January 21-24, 2020

7th Grade Math:  The 7th graders reviewed units of measure for ounces up to gallons and scaled up and down ratios regarding juice concentrate to water.  Tomorrow we will scale up and down proportions to solve application problems like vitamins for dogs and calories burned for miles jogged.  After a check up quiz on Thursday, we will begin comparing and scaling rates for sharing pizzas and pizza prices.   

6th Math: The 6th graders had a partner quiz today on Investigation 3 of Covering and Surrounding.  Tomorrow we will begin three dimensional measurements of surface area and volume.  We will be filling rectangular prisms with cubes to determine volume and explore other prisms and pyramids.  

7th and 8th Grade Science: The 7th and 8th graders completed their review of the circulatory system today for their test tomorrow.  They will be spending rest of the week putting the finishing touches on their two-loop circulatory system project for their presentations on Friday.  

6th Grade Science: The 6th graders have been gathering data from the barometers they constructed last week and comparing this with the changes observed on the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Associations) website.  Today we completed our first Science Jeopardy assessment which was hotly contested between the three teams on our studies of the atmosphere.  Tomorrow we will begin our investigations of weather factors by looking into the energies responsible for the changes in our tropophere.       


  • Students are participating in Maturation classes this week as well as Star testing.