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As we finish up the year, students are working on I-Search papers about a topic that they are passionate about. They have connected this to their service projects. The students will share their work with students on May 22. We are calling it What Do I Stand For Day. The students will make a condensed PowerPoint presentation that shows the work they've been doing over the quarter. The students are also working in groups in class on a book club project. Their conversations have been amazing. I'm really proud of the way they can talk about literature. Lastly, students will have a final exam on Wednesday, May 28. They will be given study guides to help remind them of all of the things we have done over the year. It has been my privilege teaching your children and I can't wait to see what they accomplish in the future!

 

Social Studies is having a great 4th quarter!  Students on the team just did an amazing job representing Campus Middle School on the Team 8-1 Excellent Adventure!  On the adventure, students had the opportunity to tour the Ralph Carr Judicial Center, explore the State Capitol, eat at the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver, and have a legislative/judicial session with Colorado Supreme Court Justices!  Students will take what they learned on the trip and apply it to their development of a 28th Amendment.  This project will require students to research and develop a potential Amendment to the Constitution.  In doing so, they will demonstrate their knowledge of history and government.

 

Hard to believe that it is May!  Our last month together continues to explore the systems of the Human Body.  Students will participate in a lot of fun labs!  They will investigate: digestive organs,  the effects of temperature on enzyme activity, a sheep heart, the effects of body position on pulse rate,  the effects of exercise on the production of carbon dioxide, how urine can inform us about the health of our body, and individual styles of learning and thinking.  I was quite excited to hear that three student teams received Honorable Mentions with the Exploravision research project completed in January!  Congratulations to  Jordan Kassanoff, Mikhail Solok, Sandra Kohl, Molly Paris, Jadyn Kramer, Grant Whittelsey, Bennett Edelschein, Toby Lee and Leon Shen!  Details about these projects can be found on the CMS All Stars page and this issue of Mustang Messenger.  I am proud of all of my students' efforts toward this project.  There were a lot of great ideas proposed.  I want to wish everyone the best in high school next year!  Don't forget to visit!

 

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In language arts classes, students will be completing a "What Do I Stand For?" project that asks students to spend time making a positive impact on their community.  Students will present these projects to their peers and other teachers on May 22nd. The second part of the project is an I-Search paper that asks students to research something for which they want to take a stand.  Additionally, advanced students will end the year by finishing The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and reading A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Grade-level students will finish reading The Adventures of Ulysses. All classes will continue their study of Greek and Latin word parts, verbals, and formal writing.  Thanks for a wonderful year! Best of luck in high school!

 

 

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In Language Arts, all students will be working on a unit called "What Do I Stand For?"  In this unit, each student will focus on researching a cause he/she cares about. He/She will also design and participate in a short-term community service project. While researching their topics, students will learn and apply research and writing skills that will help them in high school and beyond.  The unit will culminate with a What Do I Stand For? Sharing Day on May 22.  Parents will be invited to this event. In addition, Regular LA students will be reading some short stories and myths and Advanced students will be reading Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. In Social Studies students will be researching, writing, and presenting a new amendment to the Constitution. This will culminate with presentations to adult volunteers on Friday May 16th. If you want to volunteer to be a judge email sweiss5@cherrycreekschools.org 

 

 

 

 

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