Ms. Hamulka: Long Equations, Dart Frogs & Bruno Mars
In Junior High Math, we finished up our integer unit with some fun but SUPER long equations and some of our Grade 8 students began looking at order of operation in a whole new way by using the relocation property method instead. We have just started our linear equations unit and will be working in fluid groupings! We started today with a lot of group work and sharing strategies!
In Science we just finished up our interaction with ecosystem unit by finishing our inquiry project on an animal that is on the endangered species list. I have been able to listen to small pieces from most of the projects and I am excited to be learning! Did you know that the poison dart frog toxicity’ level comes from their diet! Next we will be looking at the Earth’s crust!
We have just switch from Music to Art so I am excited to have a new batch of students to explore Art with. Artist Ann has been doing a fabulous job in the art room and it is looking amazing! In jr. high art we talked about what we wanted to create this term. The students wanted to look into doing sideway chalk art and working with pastels. Look out for some amazing art on the sidewalks come the spring!
Some of our students have switched French to Art and some of our students have decided to stay in dance! Right now we are working on a short hip hop piece to Bruno Mar’s “24K” (as per the student’s song request). We are working on counting music and isolating movements.
In elementary dance one class is working on a super secret dance (shhh! I promised I wouldn’t say anything) while room 15 and room 16 are exploring different styles of dance (e.g. disco) and different movements (e.g. different jumps and leaps).
I can’t wait to see what March brings…..