Mr. Drake's Class

Updated for the week of December 11-15,  2017

7th Grade Math: The 7th graders are working on understanding similairties among polygons.  We have been focusing on game figures and their respective features to determine whether or not the shapes are part of the "Wump Family" or if they are "imposters".  We are also examining scale factors from one shape to another and how those are represented in mathematical functions.  

6th Math: The 6th graders are on their last investigation of the Let's Be Rational Unit.  Today we explored how our knowledge of Fact Families can assist us in finding the solution to unknown variables in fractional number sentences.  Today we worked on the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction while tomorrow we will be focusing on multiplication and division.  We will aplly these concepts to situational problems on Wednesday before our unit assessment on Thursday.

7th and 8th Grade Science: The 7th and 8th started reviewing our unit on bones, muscles, and skin today.  We will complete the review tomorrow in advance of a test on Wednesday.  Students have also been working on their hand prosthesis project which is due on Friday.  Our next unit will be digestion and nutrition.   

6th Grade Science: The 6th graders are launched a skills lab today by analyzing soil samples from the garden beds, the greenhouse, and potting soils.  They are recording their observations in hopes of determining what different characteristics are notable.    

Events: Our Food Drive will continue through Friday.