Things are off to a great start in room 319 – Mr. Jorgensen’s Room. One thing is for certain, we have some amazing 7th and 8th graders here at our school. It’s been great getting to know all of the students. I am working hard to learn everyone’s name and their “big dreams”. Here is what we’ve been up to lately.
7th Grade Science:
We set up our interactive notebooks and started learning about the history of life on earth. We’re currently studying fossils, unicellular and multicellular organisms, the fossil record, and mass extinctions. Each 7th grader should have an illustrated title page for their science notebook that creatively represents them.
8th Grade Science:
We also set up our interactive science notebooks and started the Introduction to Matter Unit. We’ve been learning about matter, mass, and volume. We’re also discussing lab safety as we prepare for our first investigation – The Gummy Bear Lab. Each 8th grader should have an illustrated title page for their science notebook that creatively represents them.
Our interactive math notebooks should be ready to go. We’ve been reviewing the four steps of problem solving, the order of operations, and evaluating algebraic equations. We’ve set a goal to work hard each period so that little or no homework is necessary. I’m also very excited to use the Khan Academy with our class to solidify skills and differentiate math instruction.
Please use the links below to stay up to date with what’s going on in the classroom.
Useful Links For All Parents:
- Mr. Jorgensen’s Online Classroom – the class webpage
- Warm Ups/ Learning Targets/ Class Updates – a post of what we’re doing each day
- Our Classroom On Twitter – check our #avwrocks
It’a a great day to be a muskie!!!