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CSI Project

In Ms .Turner and Mr. Potter’s seventh grade CSI classes they are doing a project on what life is going to be like after high school, how to get a job, and get into a college. For the first part of this project seventh graders have to pick a career that best suites them and research about the career.  For their career they have to find out what degree, salary, what they do for their job, and their work environment. Then for second part of this project they have to pick a college that offers the degree for their career and research about their college.  For their college they have to research location, major, length of program, average tuition per year, total cost, and degree conferred. For the third part they have to research history, one interesting fact, mascot, logo, and amount of students that attend the college they're going to. For the fourth part they have to write an Admissions essay and the essay should have why should they be accepted, and what will they do for their college, and why they picked that college.







Beata Krawczyk

This is a bio if Ms.Krawczyk, enjoy! “I grew up in New Jersey but have lived in several different states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire) before moving to North Carolina. I received my undergraduate degree from Lasell College and was a high school counselor in Pennsylvania. I wanted to become a school counselor because I wanted to be a voice for the students. I wanted students to feel that they had someone who was supporting and motivating them. I understand that each student is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, understanding, and stimulating environment in which to grow and mature emotionally, socially, and intellectually.  As a school counselor I want to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas. I believe these simple acts can change a student for the rest of their life.  When I am not in school I enjoy traveling, gardening, watching a good movie, reading biographies and autobiographies and going on hikes with my husband and my 11 year old Puggle (Pug/Beagle mix).” congrats new


Help an Eagle Out

Help an eagle out is a link to record an incident with bullying. You can record an incident that happened to you or happened to someone else that you saw. On March 17th 2 teachers from each grade level gave a lesson about bullying and how we can access the link to help an eagle out. For instance in the 7th grade, Ms. Hewitt gave a lesson about help an eagle out and we had to make posters with a group of students. The link has worked out well so far and we encourage you to use it in case if you see someone being bullied or someone is bullying you. The link is bit.ly/helpaneagleout

By: Jason Juarez and William Sherrell ss



Social studies project -Suggs

Mrs .Sugg’s 8th grade CSI classes are learning about Harriet Tubman’s contribution to the United States history. Her students made graphics and political cartoons concerning the fugitive slave acts of 1793 and 1850. The students had to work to understand context and the point of views of the fugitive slaves. Their graphics and cartoons explained what being a fugitive slave was like in 1793 and 1850.  
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Sixth Grade Social Studies Project 3/2

For sixth grade social studies they are learning about ancient China’s inventions.  Each group would have 3 to 4 students in it.  The students decided what invention they would be doing by being given a card from their teacher.  Each group got a card that had a different invention on it from ancient China.  There were not 2 or more groups that had the same invention from ancient China.  The students had to learned about their own invention by researching information about it.  After they finished making their invention they would have to teach the other groups about their  invention. g Bagley- Slope Project This week in Ms.Bagley’s 8th grade CSI class the students constructed a project on slope.  The project was used to show their knowledge of slope intercept, graphing slope, and the formula of slope.  The students had a choice of doing a packet, poster, or a brochure.  They worked in groups of up to 4 people.  This was a well-constructed project, it helped the students gain a better understanding of the basics of shape. g Young Novelists NaNoWriMo is part of the Young Writer’s Program  to help students write a small novel. Ms. Sanders, the sixth grade ELA teacher, has been working with students since November 1st. Three students- Alex Eaves, Lydia Simmons, and Ericka Hernandez- were part of the class working on the novel.They had to learn about story elements before they could start writing their story. At times it was very hard for them, but they were excited to finish the writings.  Each kid had to pick a topic for his/her story, decide on the plot and sequence of events, and then write at least 500 words a day. Alex’s story was about a kid with down syndrome, Lydia’s novel was a murder mystery,and Erika wrote about a missing person. They had to present their story to their classmates on the last day during a “Book Talk”. Students can also publish their book through Amazon or other publishers if they choose.
6th Grade Catapult

 

The  sixth  grade social studies class are making a catapult . A catapult is  a machine used by the Mesopotamians to hurl stones or other large weapons over long distances.  Making a catapult is part of an ongoing project of developing their own civilizations while they study the development of Mesopotamia. The students' civilizations had to "invent" the catapult as part of their development, just like the Assyrians developed weapons in Mesopotamia. According to the students, it was a fun project to do and they loved figuring out how to build their own catapult. The best part of the course was shooting marshmallows across the hallway with their new inventions.

Avocados in 6th gradeHow Does Your Garden Grow? Mr. Finkbiner’s 6th grade science classes have a plant unit where they learn about how plants grow and what they need to survive. Growing avocados is a great way to get students involved in growing a plant not just reading about it or doing an online activity. The classes are not just growing avocado trees however; when an avocado pit is inside an avocado there is a paper thin shell around it. Some researchers say that when growing an avocado tree it is better to leave the shell on the pit while some researchers say to take it off. His classes are conducting an experiment to find out which works better. This is a great way to not only learn about plant development but also learn about the scientific method. The main reason he choose avocados to use over other plants is because you can grow them hydroponically, which means that you can grow them in water instead of dirt. This is important because it allows students to see how roots grow without soil blocking the view. This activity will be a year long activity that the classes will be able to come back to over and over as they explore the world of science. We hope for this project is that students have a better understanding of how plants develop from a seed to a adult plant and a better understanding of how to conduct a controlled experiment using the scientific method. Mr. Finkbiner said they will probably not put the plants in the garden because it gets cold in North Carolina during the winter. He tried to put them outside last year in the fall and brought them in when it got cold but this year the classes are trying to grow them under a grow light in are classroom.

 

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