Week of April 23rd, 2007

23 04 2007

Two hour early release this Friday, April 27th.  Students are released at 12:50.

Social Studies – students are finishing general chronologies of the events leading up to the American Revolution.  Monday, students will be introduced to a song called The Rebels.  We will be interpreting the words of the song and comparing to the current war against terror.  Please ask your child about this correlation – it would be great to hear parent opinions!  Later in the week, students will be interpreting a stanza on their own and then reporting to the class what their stanza means in more modern English.

Math – Subtracting Fractions.  We did not get to create the multimedia projects intended last week, so hopefully this week will have a few extra moments.  The first half of the week will be work with subtracting fractions with unlike denominators and then subtracting fractions with renaming (“borrowing”).
If we are able to create some neat videos, I’ll have them posted at http://wjhs.wordpress.com and have a link from here to there.  That way parents can help students follow the procedure that I have outlined and help support students in learning fractions.

Social Skills – Students have been very motivated to create original videos in a commercial format to help boost the sales of the dog treats.  We will hopefully be using green screen technology to really spice up their work.  Students in the EBD program have collected $126.00 to date in the business!

Special Events this week – again, 2 hr early release Friday.

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