What’s going on in Room 303 for the Week of February 4th-8th 2013

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Hello! We had another amazing week and got so much accomplished!!!! We are loving our new novels and have begun the process of creating wonderful extension learning projects that go along with our novels. In 7th grade we changed our novel to “Miracle’s Boys” by Jaclyn Woodson.  It is a gripping story about brothers who are forced to change due to a family situation. (Don’t want to spoil it!!!!) In 6th grade we are on Chapter 6 of Hatchet and watched a you tube video on the Canadian Wilderness. We also have a student doing an independent study on the book “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. We started new bulletin boards to build with our story. We made predictions at the beginning of the novels and will return to them as we read to see if our opinions and ideas change.  Check them out!!!!! 

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For Hatchet we started a mural depicting the plane crash. We decided this is the point in the novel that changed our character Brian’s life forever and set the stage for the rest of the novel. Check it out!!!!!

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In math we got our NEW MATH WORKBOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so excited and absolutely love the books. This week we participated in Factor Wars and really hammered out factors and breaking larger numbers up. We also worked on percent of a number and worked in converting fractions. Here is a picture of us with our new books!!!!!

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We also have some really exciting news!!!! Several of our classmates have decided to take Mrs. B up on a technology challenge and have created their own student blogs! They will be using their blogs to journal, showcase student work and artwork, practice school skills. The authors are as follows~~~~

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Tiffany

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Debbiyon

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Robert

WAY TO GO BLOGGERS!!!!! We are proud of you and look forward to reading your work.