From Mr. Paquette
Thank you for everything you’ve been doing at home to help with behavior, grades, and reading logs. We have started the year off on the right foot and I am sure we will continue to have a fantastic year. Your support is very much appreciated!
SFA reading groups have all completed their first six-day cycle and took a test this week. Do you want the good news or the bad news? OK, the bad, scores were terrible. The good, they’re not going in the grade books this time as we are still adjusting to the SFA routine and we have students who are new to Henry.
Math classes have all started unit two, addition and subtraction with decimals and algebra. We actually have some algebra included most units so we can cover that topic well. Since we have Monday off, tests won’t happen until next Friday at the earliest or possibly the Tuesday after. Problems will be like 24.1-0.98 and, “In the expression b+3, the letter b is – ” (the answer is a variable).
Science and social studies will continue to alternate weeks. This week ended science lessons on atoms, elements, molecules, and solid/liquid/gas. Next week we will begin our social studies unit on early Americans. We will learn about how the Native Americans lived and survived prior to European settlement.
In the interest of “hungry stomachs have a hard time concentrating”, we are allowing students to have a small, healthy snack at 10:00AM each day. Examples of what a “healthy snack” is includes raisins, protein bars, an apple, etc. The main reason we are allowing this is because we have one of the last lunch periods.
Civil War Days Field Trip is Next Friday
Cannons go BOOM, soldiers ride up on horses, see how doctors “fix you up” in the olden days, and more. Remember to pack water and a brown bag lunch. *Chaperones* – Sorry, none are needed for this trip. This date (Friday) is just for teachers and students. Civil War Days is open to the public Saturday and Sunday. It’s on 122 near Booker T and before Westlake.