TEAM 7 BLUE NEWSLETTER

Team 7 Blue Newsletter 4/16-4/20

Parent – Teacher Communication

End of the 5th 6 Weeks

Tomorrow, April 13, marks the end of the 5th 6 Weeks.Monday, April 16 begins the final 6 weeks of the 2017-2018 school year.

Mr. Thrasher Needs Your Help!

In Science, students have been studying space in this unit. We have previously studied physics and are now going to combine the two areas.Students will be working in groups to build rockets but we are in need of more 2 liter bottles to serve at the body of the spacecrafts. If you have any 2 liter bottles you could donate to the cause please send them with your student on Monday.

Thank you!

Instagram/Twitter

Follow the Team 7 Blue Instagram: team7blueSeveral of the Team Teachers also have school Twitter accounts:

Ms. Seymour: @misskseymour7

Mrs. Nelson: @tinanelson475

Ms. McNally: @msmcnally7

Follow the School’s hashtag – #FRMSTroopers

Emails to Teachers

Just a FYI – messages sent on Skyward are not readily seen by teachers. We value contact with families, and it is never our wish to ignore any message from anyone.If you need to contact us, please use our emails (link below). We access our email daily and will see those messages must faster than ones sent via Skyward. If you are emailing from your phone, our SPAM sensors often tag your email as junk. If you do not receive a response from us, know that we are not ignoring your contact, your message may just be in our junk folder.

Team & School Contact Information

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Language Arts

Monday: Wade in the Water

Tuesday: 1000 Miles to Freedom

Wednesday: Google Cardboard

Thursday: Intro to EQ

Friday: Huck Finn (Graphic Novel)

Important Dates:

Unit Info

We are now in our 4th and final unit of the 7th grade curriculum. For this unit, we will be studying how culture shapes individuality through examining slavery and works like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. We will be reading an abridged version of Huck using a graphic novel, which covers all of the big concepts and ideas of the original, while omitting the controversial language.

Students will also be working through some texts on their own at their own pace. We will end this unit with a one-paragraph essay.

Math

Monday: ReviewTuesday: State Assessment

Wednesday: State Assessment

Thursday: State Assessment

Friday: Investigation

Important Dates:

5th Hour Math (Co-Taught)

Monday: ReviewTuesday: State Assessment

Wednesday: State Assessment

Thursday: State Assessment

Friday: Investigation

Important Dates:

8th Grade Math

For the few students on the team who have Ms. Elliott or Ms. Chou:

Math State Assessment

Tuesday, April 17th, 7:45am to Thursday, April 19th, 3pm

This is an online event.

We will be going through our State Assessment starting Tuesday, April 17 through Thursday, April 19.Please help us make sure your student is on time to school and is well-rested for these testing days.

You are welcome to donate snacks that will be distributed among the students. These donations can be dropped off in the main office.

Mr. Thrasher Needs Your Help!

In Science, students have been studying space in this unit. We have previously studied physics and are now going to combine the two areas.Students will be working in groups to build rockets but we are in need of more 2 liter bottles to serve at the body of the spacecrafts. If you have any 2 liter bottles you could donate to the cause please send them with your student on Monday.

Thank you!

Science

Monday: Rocket Project

Tuesday: Rocket Project

Wednesday: Rocket Project

Thursday: Rocket Launch (weather dependent)

Friday: Rocket Reflection

Important Dates:

World Geography

Monday: Monarchy Notes + Saudi Arabia Discussion Board homework if not completeTuesday: Democracy Notes + “Vote for Me” Documentary

Wednesday: “Vote for Me” Documentary

Thursday: Oligarchy Notes and “Is the USA an Oligarchy?” Double Entry Journal homework if not complete

Friday: Dictatorship Notes + Wanted Poster homework if not complete

Important Dates:

School-wide Information

FRMS Grading Policy Overview

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Common Websites and Log-ins

Math: DashUsername: [email protected] (ex. [email protected])

Password: FrmsID# (ex. frms12345)

Science: Pearson

Username: [email protected] (ex. [email protected])

Password: FrmsID# (ex. frms12345)

Social Studies: Discovery Education

Username: [email protected] (ex. [email protected])

Password: FrmsID# (ex. frms12345)

Gradebook: Skyward

Username: firstlast

Password: FrmsID# (ex. frms12345)

Online Classwork: Schoology

Username and Password are the same as computer log-in

EmailOffice365

Username: email address (ex. [email protected])

Password: same as computer password

Fort Riley Middle School

Fort Riley Middle School

Fort Riley Middle School is part of USD 475 Geary County Schools. We are a public school serving students living on Fort Riley.