Week in Review-February 23, 2017

Mathematics: Adding, subtracting, multiplying, & dividing complex numbers, dividing polynomials, recursive routines, exponential growth, right angles in trigonometry, and The Beautiful Math of Coral seminar

Language: Iris essay workshop, diary of a rock, literary elements discussion day, Midsummer Night’s Dream ACT IV

Humanities: Model UN workshop

Occupations: Rock Cycle, Life of a Rock Dice Game

Expressions: Hour of Code, social issues art project, spring play Reading, student conferences

Shaw Nature Reserve Overnight

This week our students had the opportunity to visit the Dana Brown Overnight Center at Shaw Nature Reserve for two days of exploration and relaxation. We joined the students of MAP St. Louis for courses in orienteering, winter ecology, and maple syrup production. Our students continue to work extremely hard in their studies of mathematics, language, humanities, and science and this trip was the perfect chance to unplug and reconnect with friends in a natural environment. While nature may move at a slower pace during the winter, the students certainly do not.

The Real Incredibles

This year for movie night we are showing The Incredibles. We decided to make a rap about movie night. Here it is…

Gimme a beat!

Yo yo yo its the adlolecsents and

we’re back with another track

’bout somethin’ we did

tonight is movie night

this movie’s not a fright

The movie won’t be shown

in the daylight

The movie’s the Incredibles

the popcorn will be edible

and you know that we are the best

tonight will be better than all the rest

There’s Caroline and Annabel

and Caitlin whoo

Don’t forget Carson

he’ll be there too

Paige and Alli won’t be there

but we can feel their support

from everywhere

We’ll have 23 pizzas

that’s so much food

We will host the best movie night

can’t wait to see YOUUUUUUUU!

~ Annabel & Allison

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Week in Review-Friday, February 10

Mathematics: Warm Ups: multiplying polynomials with the checkerboard, proportions, factoring, algebra crossword. Group Math: complex numbers, trigonometry, Koch curves, intro to exponential growth

Language: Plot and setting discussion day, constructing an outline for a research paper, song analysis presentations

Humanities: Life on the Homefront, End of WWI and the Treaty of Versailles, Model UN Workshop

Seminar: Woodrow Wilson’s 14 points, Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut

Expressions: Social and political issues in art, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Intro to computer programing

Community: Movie Night prep, Overnight prep, Classroom Budget

Upcoming events: Presentation Day, Student Conferences

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Week in Review-February 3, 2017

Mathematics: Warm ups (absolute value equations, quadratic equations, fractional exponents), Math seminar, Estimation180, February Math Meetings, test reviews, Chapter test on Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Humanities: Intro to WWI, analyzing primary documents and WWI poems

Language: The Outsiders project presentations & film review; Vague pronouns & common reference errors; voice, audience, and purpose in essay writing; rhetorical analysis of a pop song

Seminar: Seminar on Woodrow Wilson’s speeches to Congress in 1914 and 1917 and the difficulty of being a historian.

Expressions: Extreme Weather at the St. Louis Science Center

Community Work: Movie Night planning, Spring Trip, Iris Show, Spring Play, VEX Robots