ROMAN ARCH BUILDING CHALLENGE
Students worked in teams of 4-5 to create a free-standing arch, using blocks made from paper templates. Each group had to assemble their blocks and then problem solve on getting their arch to stand.
This activity was introduced as a game/challenge activity, where the first group to build a free standing arch would win a prize.
MATH MATTERS! EVEN IN SOCIAL STUDIES!
7TH graders used strategies to measure a space the size of the keelboat (55 feet long by 8 feet wide) used in the Lewis and Clark expedition. They marked the area on the floor so that they could see it and have a frame of reference for the size of the boat.
A discussion was had to be sure that the students understood what the goals of the expedition were, the number of people in the expedition, the land mass they were to explore, and the amount of time it was estimated they would be gone.
Students worked in cooperative groups to brainstorm a list of supplies the Corps of Discovery would have needed for their trans-continental expedition.
6th grade students held their own Olympic games. The students had to research each the Ancient Greek olympics. They then researched the city-state they were assigned and designed a flag with symbolism from each city-state.
A FUN time was had by all. Some of the activities included straw javelin toss, paper plate discus throw, cotton ball shot put and spong squeeze.
"STOCK MARKET CRASH"
The 8th grade did a simulation of the 1929 stock market crash.
The main goals of this project are to understand how the stock market operates and behaves, how to invest in the stock market, and identify the cause and effect of Black Tuesday
"A BUNDLE OF COMPROMISES"
The 7th grade took part in a very exciting educational experience. Each student was given the name of an actual delegate to the Philadelphia meeting which took place in 1787. As a delegate they were responsible for taking part in the many debates that ended in the bundle of compromises that we call the Constitution of the United States of America.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OUR CLASS
WELCOME TO MRS. LETIZIA'S CLASS
Extra help sessions are scheduled before test as needed or upon request
The Ancient Egyptian pyramids are one of the most magnificent man-made structures created throughout history. The Egyptians began building pyramids during the beginning of the Old Kingdom, around 4,500 years ago. No building plans were discovered, so it is still a mystery on how the pyramids were built.
In this STEM challenge, students must design either a freestanding square or rectangular pyramid. The goal of the challenge is to design the tallest pyramid in the shortest amount of time.
8 th Graders participated in an activity which enabled them to understand the life of a Civil War soldier. Marching and fighting drill was part of the daily routine for the Civil War soldier. Infantry soldiers drilled as squads and in company formations. The loading and firing of muskets is a very detailed and complicated action requiring precise movement following a specific pattern.
After marching, drilling and loading muskets, the students discovered what the soldiers ate.
Hardtack for Union soldiers
Johnnycakes for Confederate soldiers
Apples and raisins for both sides.
7TH GRADERS HELD A MOCK TRIAL TO DECIDE IF COLUMBUS WAS A HERO OR VILLIAN.
7A'S VERDICT "VILLIAN"
7B'S VERDICT "HERO"
"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
¯ Marcel Proust
“There should be no bitterness or hate where the sole thought is the welfare of the United States of America. No man can occupy the office of President without realizing that he is President of all the people.”
¯ Franklin D. Roosevelt
" WHAT LIES BEHIND US AND WHAT LIES BEFORE US ARE TINY MATTERS COMPARED TO WHAT LIES WITHIN US."
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
COLD CASE FILE
COLD CASE FILE PICTURES
7th Grade Curriculum Pictures (pdf)
Grade 7 Reading List and Pacakge (pdf)
MIDDLE SCHOOL Supply List (pdf)
HOMEWORK AND PROJECTS