December 3-6

December 3, 2018 by Shayna Byrd

WELCOME DECEMBER!
I hope that everyone had a fun weekend to start off this busy month. We sure are hard at work this quarter!

Rube Goldberg Machines!
This Thursday, December 6th, students will present their simple machine project. Families are more than welcome to come check them out! . We will be in the “Makers Space” by Mr. Lewis and Mrs. Rosario’s rooms. Presentations will take place from 2:30-3:15, our 7th grade class will need to head out for P.E. at 3:20 that day

8th Grade Caroling night is Thursday, December 6th from 5:30-8:00. This is for 8th graders only. Permission slips have been emailed, and Mrs. O also has copies in her room.

Pajama Drive:
Oasis Academy Student Council will be collecting brand new pajamas for our annual Scholastic Pajama Drive. All pajamas will be donated to local children in need. If you’re able, please donate a new pair of pajamas–we will accept donations through Thursday, December 13th.

7th Grade Reading – We are already nearly half way through The Outsiders and things are moving quickly. The conversations this group has about the elements of the story continue to fascinate me. I am impressed at how well the kids feed off each other’s ideas and thoughts and are willing to share their own so willingly. The Paideia Seminar is going to be so fun to listen to!

8th Grade Reading – We will continue to make our way through The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. As we read, the class is constantly stopping to add notes and discuss the duality that is apparent on each and every page.

7th & 8th Grade Writing – This week both classes will being their argumentative essays. Students have chosen topics and have made claims. This week they will work on setting reasons and finding evidence from reliable sources to support their thesis statements.

Science Projects – It’s the final push to finish up Rube Goldberg machines this week. I’m so proud of the determination and effort these kiddos have put into making their machines successful. The last few weeks have been full of trials and tribulations, but all of their work seems to be paying off, as most groups have made it through their entire project successfully and even managed to get some film. I hope that everyone can make it to our presentation day. I know the class is excited to share their progress with YOU!