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News from Room 406

The Official Newsletter of Ms. Conaways Class


University Prep Academy Middle School
StudentsSetClassNormsduringthe
firstweekofschoolthisSeptember

WeDoOurBestatAllTimes

WeRespectOurselvesandEachOther
WecometoschoolPreparedandReadyto
Learn!

Welcometothefirstissueor
ourclassnewsletter!
Thisisthefirstofamonthlynewsletteryouwillreceivethisyearwithclassupdates
andinfo,highlights,andannouncements.

Septemberwasabusymonth!Wevegottenofftoagreatstarttotheschoolyear
establishingnormsandproceduresandgettingintoourfirstunitsofstudy.

SeventhGradeScienceisstartingwithphysicalsciencelearninghowtostudy
materialsscientifically.Ourcurrentunitinvolvesplanninghowtohandle,separate,
andtestsubstancesofanunidentifiedmixturesafelyandidentifyinghazardous
substancesathomeandinschool.Wewillapplytheconceptsofphysicaland
chemicalpropertiesofmatterandthestepsofthescientificprocess.

CrewspentSeptembergettingtoknoweachotherandlearningtheUPACore
Values.ThroughoutOctoberwewillbefocusingonourschoolHOWSHabitsof
WorkandScholarship.

SpecialTopicsinScienceClassspentSeptemberpracticingthescientific
method,questioning,observing,andinferring.Wevealsoexploredsomeofthe
eventsofScienceOlympiadcompetitionandourcurrentlyworkingondesigning
andbuildingstrongbutlightweightwoodenbridges.

ScienceOlympiadTeamNowForming!
ThisisanewandexcitingopportunityforUPAstudents.
ApplicationsareavailableandmustbesubmittedtoMs.ConawaybyFriday
October3.Ascienceteacherrecommendationisrequired.

Issue1September2014

Seventhgraderssetteacherexpectations

SettingHighExpectations
Septemberwasallaboutsettingour
norms,expectations,andestablishing
classroomproceduresandroutines.In
additiontosettingexpectationsof
students,thestudentssettheir
expectationsfortheirteacher.

CommunicateandStay
UptoDate!
Youhavelotsofoptionsforstayingin
touchandupdatedonassignments.

PowerSchooltocheckongrades

TwitterFollow@UPACONAWAY

Classwebsite

Remind.comGetdailtextsofclass
assignmentsandhomeworkTextthecodetothe
numbertosignup
CREW

7thGradeScience

SpecialTopicsinScience

Emailnicole.conaway@uprepschools.com
Weareall
Crew,not
Passengers
StudentsintheConawayCrewhave
reallyembracedthecrewphilosophy.By
formingcommunityserviceproject
committeesandpeertutoringtoensure
everyonesucceedstheydemonstratethe
essenceofCrew.

ConawayCrew

LearningTeamMeetingsUpdate
Wecompletedabouthalfourlearning
teammeetingsinSeptember.Theyve
beengoinggreat!Imlookingforwardto
ourremainingmeetingsinOctober.

CheckoutourWebsite

Stayconnectedbyvisitingthesiteat
www.msnicoleconaway.weebly.com

Otherwebresources:
MichiganElectronicLibrary
ww.mel.org

TipsforBusyParents
http://www.nsta.org/sciencematters/tips.asp
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HelpYourChildExploreScience
http://www.nsta.org/parents/explore.aspx

Classactivitiesonbulb

Technologyinourclass
Iwillbepostinglessonsand
studentswillbepostingtheir
projectworkusingbulbat
bulbapp.com

Bridgeprojectphotoonbulbsite

Upcoming.
September30MAPSciencetest

FriOctober3ScienceOlympiad
applicationsdue
Classquiz3
Progressreports
mailed

MonOct6ScienceProject
assigned

FriOct31ProjectsDue

Everyoneyouwillevermeetknows
somethingthatyoudont
BillNye
Issue1September2014

Issue1September2014