The boys are back in top as Kale earns the latest SOTW award! It was a strong week for Kale academically; he picked up the top score on the Dive – Book 2 quiz, and he did well on the science unit test. His participation picked up during the week too! Hoping to see more in the weeks and months to come, Kale!
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Students participating in Secret Santa drew names yesterday and now have just over a week to find a gift for their chosen student. Wish lists were distributed at the end of the day to help students with the shopping process. Please remember to stay within the range of $10-15. Wrapped/bagged gifts can start coming in the week of December 17th, and no later than the 20th, the Thursday before we break. Please only have the recipient’s name on the gift.
We’re halfway through our food drive and we’ve already passed our goal of 300, thanks in part to Travis’ big donation of 300 cans on Wednesday and today. Now the push is on to see how close we can get to the record of 566. At 420 already, it certainly seems possible! Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated by the Essex Food Bank.
Science tests were returned yesterday and the results were puzzling. Over half the class was in the A range, and half of those were near perfect scores of A+. That said, an almost similar number was in the D to R range, suggesting that these students didn’t study, lacked a complete/organized notebook, or both. I only photographed the front page for the Portfolio; check your child’s Reminder Binder to see the entire test.
Speaking of tests, there’s a quiz in data management (graphing data, mean/median, mode, range) next Wednesday. We engaged in a mock accommodation study today, to show how data is used in our very own school board. In groups of six, students were individually tasked with graphing a specific school’s enrollment figures, and reading about the school’s profile (age, capacity, operating costs). Then, as a group, they consolidated their work and had to decide which school to close based on the data. It was an interesting exercise in decision-making!
Just two weeks until the holiday break! Have a great weekend!