This week in math we will be starting our new unit on algebraic expressions. For the next few days we will be focusing on simplifying algebraic expressions by combining like-terms. Examples are covered on pp. 387-390 in the Vol. 2 math textbook. After three days of practice (vocabulary, combining like-terms, and word problems) we will have a test on Thursday. Next up is adding linear expressions.
Our unit on cells continues this week with an in-depth look at organelles. We will build on students' prior knowledge of cell structure (cell membrane, nucleus) to include organelles such as ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi bodies, and lysosomes. Students will make connections to their school environment by completing an activity that compares the structures within a cell to the many parts of West End Middle School. We'll have a quiz on Thursday over organelles and their functions. Retakes will also take place on Thursday - students must have the original copy of their test if they are to complete a retake.
I'm Kyle Bohle and I teach 7th grade science.