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WHAT IS HAPPENING INSTRUCTIONALLY THIS WEEK

posted Dec 22, 2020, 6:27 AM by Christian Sanchez   [ updated Dec 22, 2020, 6:35 AM ]



Monday, December 21 Daily Flow:

WHAT IS HAPPENING INSTRUCTIONALLY THIS WEEK

MATH

v  6th graders are working on

1.       Identifying ratios and rates

2.       Use ratio tables to create and use equivalents ratios

3.       Differentiate between unit rates and ratios

4.       Compute unit rates, unit price, and production units in real situations

v  7th Graders are working on:

1.       Use benchmark fractions, decimals and percent to calculate percent with ration tables

2.       Use proportions to calculate percent increase, decrease, gratuities, commission

3.       Covert percent into decimals to either add or subtract to calculate percent increase/decrease

v  8th graders are working on comparing non-proportional relationships in with different representations: graph, tables, stories and equations

SCIENCE

Topics: Scientific Investigations, Matter, Chemical Reactions, Motion Forces and Work, Oral Hygiene (Hostos Community College)

 

Students have been acquiring the standards set forth by NGSS and the NYC Scope and Sequence. The content knowledge is being taught through the 4 Hallmarks of Literacy reading nonfiction articles, using vocabulary in writing, listening, and watching supportive content videos while discussing the topics. Their demonstration of understanding has been assessed through the development of their Science Digital Notebooks, formative, and summative assessments. They have also engaged in virtual labs through Phet Colorado simulations and Generation Genius ( and some at home investigations).

 

Student Notebook Examples:

 

Greilyn Perez Science Notebook

 

Jordy Hernandez D9 Science Notebook

 

Most recently, students have been introduced to reading articles in Science World magazine which provides real-life support of our topics such as how compound machines help our efforts in creating things we use at a faster pace than human work abilities. For example, they toured a pencil-making factory that is in Jersey City, NJ which explained how compound machines help with the creation of pencils! Go on the tour!

 

Pencil Factory Tour

 

Hostos Community College visits our students annually to provide information on how to develop oral hygiene habits. We were still able to continue that partnership remotely. Dental Hygiene students have provided PowerPoint presentations as well as videos with pertinent information, and an assessment was administered to provide us feedback on their learning process. 

 

LITERACY

In literacy classes students will be working with Priority Standard 1—Making inferences and using evidence to draw conclusions.  This will be a spiral review of this skill. 

 

More specifically.

v  6th Grade will be working on:

1.       Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant textual evidence to support conclusions and inferences

2.       Using relevant evidence to explain analysis of texts in writing 

3.       Look critically at ideas in texts and decide whether they are explicit or implicit

v  7th Grade will be working on:

1.       Look critically at the elements, structures and ideas in texts, whether explicit or implicit

2.       Identify essential ideas, elements and structures in texts, making the determination between what is relevant and what isn’t.

3.       Using relevant evidence to explain analysis of texts in writing 

v  8th Grade will be working on:

1.       Look critically at the elements, structures and ideas in texts, whether explicit or implicit

2.       Cite evidence from the text that supports the inferences and conclusions drawn

3.       Distinguish between relevant evidence and strong relevant evidence.

4.       Distinguish strongly relevant textual evidence in relation to conclusions and inferences

SOCIAL STUDIES

         Each grade has completed Unit 1 Assessments and Perspective Letter Projects and moving toward the new units listed below:

         Students will be completing their second end of the week check-in assessment. These mini assessments are used to ensure that students have learned some of the major concepts and vocabulary for the week.

 

Work Example

Mrs. Rosado’s Class 605

Students are making inferences about how geographical features can shape the land and people that surround it. Students are collaborating digitally using Jamboard. Students are interacting, sharing and building upon the ideas of others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best,

Alejandro

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