Students are learning that there are different ways to respond to reading by writing. The different modalities include drawing a graphic novel or using both words and pictures. Check out our work!
Indian Valley is now hosting “Career Cafes,” (adapted from Kathleen Goodman, School Counselor) which are opportunities for all students in 6th-8th grade to attend a Career Speakers Presentation during their lunchtime. Once a Marking Period, speakers will present at 6th, 7th, and 8th grade lunches, and students will sign up to attend these presentations. Our first Career Cafe was on Friday, November 1st, and about 90 students attended across all three lunch periods! It was fantastic to see the students learn from our presenters’ educational and career experiences!
It is our goal for students to have the opportunity to learn about various careers throughout Middle School and to continually learn about their own skills, qualities, career, and post-secondary interests. Career Cafes are a great way for students to have these experiences and learn from professionals across many fields.
For more information regarding “Career Cafes,” please see the following article written by Kathleen Goodman, School Counselor:
Today student’s tested closed systems to discover the scientific properties of the conservation of matter. The experiment consisted of students created CO2 and seeing that the mass stayed the same.
Helping our students learn how to work in groups, students were asked to, as a team, make a plan; organize the work; distribute roles; create a goal; and execute a plan in decorating their pumpkins. Check out their masterpieces!!
Students worked together on balancing equations and then share out their thinking in a large group. Check out all that writing in math class!!
Check out our new TV’s! Students and teachers are enjoying the new technology in our classroom. Today we displayed sample student work to look evaluate when writers fall out of their point of view.
Students are working hard at regulating their emotions and matching their emotions to an appropriate response. They are even going as far as to learn what regions of their brain trigger emotional responses.