We had a successful walking field trip today to Redd’s Pond and Grace Oliver Beach. We took more water samples for bacteria and the incoming 7th grade will continue this service learning project by exploring solutions based on the work we did this year. The students also explored their senses and wrote poetry about their connections with those senses and the setting.
We had a wonderful time playing mini golf last week. A BIG THANK YOU to all of the parents who helped with the carpool. We will also need carpools for Project Adventure which is on May 28th and 29th. We could not do it without your help! Our last exhibition is quickly approaching. That will be on June 17th at 6:00 pm. We hope you will all be able to attend and see the hard work the students have been putting in. We are going on a walking field trip next Thursday back to Redd’s Pond to take another water sample and also to Grace Oliver Beach to write sensory poetry.
7th grade has been using a free online platform called EVERFI. They have several courses sponsored through various organizations such as Mass Mutual, the NHL, and the Patriots. All are standard aligned and approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Themes include: science and math in hockey, becoming an entrepreneur by creating a food truck business, developing coding skills as a secret agent, exploring STEM careers, and more. They even have a few on health, character development, african-american history, and digital literacy. Ask your student if they have started any of the modules.
For the entire year and over the summer, 7th graders will have access to an online program called IXL (I Excel).
This program allows students to work at their own pace and skill level and is aligned with the standards. There is a “Analytics” tab that allows both you and your child to view their progress, trouble spots, time spent on each skill etc…
Please ask your child to show you the program. They can also log in through the IXL app and work “on the go” if they want.