2018 – 2019 School Year
7th graders learn what elimination means as we explore systems of linear equations.
It was a beautiful day so 8th grade moved outside to practice solving compound inequalities
I made a coordinate plane on the classroom floor for 6th grade as we begin practicing graphing.
Slope trees for 7th and 8th grade math
6th grade is reading and playing computer games while we explore the rock cycle
Solutions lab from 8th grade
8th grade exploring atoms
7th grade reading with kindergarten for Read Across America
6th grade explored Wegner’s concept of plate tectonics
7th grade cell models
8th grade made working elevators
Some of 7th Grade’s beautiful flowers.
6th Grade making and testing reed boats.
8th grade looked at chemical and physical changes.
8th grade made working catapults.
7th grade made some pollen transporters.
6th grade created maps of the school in science and in math we looked at prime factorization. We also made topographical maps.
7th Grade working together to stack cups into a tower only using the rubberband and string.
Collaborating to find numbers up to 100.
2017 – 2018 School Year
For Read Across America, we read with our buddies and read outside.
7th grade extracted strawberry DNA.
6th grade did 3 labs on weathering, erosion, and deposition.
7th grade made DNA and modeled its replication.
Valentine’s Day themed STEM.
7th Grade made carriers that would go down a zipline without dropping the gift.
6th grade needed to make a candy box that will hold an exact amount of candy.
8th grade helped Cupid by making bow and arrow that would go the longest distance.
8th grade used their knowledge of thermal transfer to create efficient coolers for 4 ice cubes.
6th grade had s’more practice simplifying expressions.
February started with 7th and 8th grade volleyball game. 7th grade won.
Catholic Schools week included a BMX bike show. Mrs. Arroyo was the teacher volunteer.
7th Grade collecting data on phenotypes we possess.
7th Grade art project on mythical creatures.
8th Grade balancing chemical equations.
7th Grade working with Punnet Squares.
8th Grade Bond Projects
6th Grade is working with integer operations.
We experienced the Christmas events with our school family after attending Mass as a school. At each classroom, we collected beads to represent that part of the tale.
6th Grade looked at the same information Wegener did and explored if the continents could have been one.
7th Grade explored roots and square roots.
Cell Projects – 7th Grade had to create models and describe the cell organelles.
8th Grade created devices to capture a turkey as we prepared for Thanksgiving.
6th Grade were challenged to create containers that prevented thermal transfer.
8th Grade had to create their own elements after we learned about the periodic table.
Our field trip to the CA Science Center for the cow eye dissection.
Our Halloween parade and carnival was a blast.
7th Grade’s STEM to create the longest bridge. I was told they were bridges for ants, that’s why they were skinny
6th Grade STEM to create a spider web that will hold the most “rolly-pollys”.
8th Grade explored the difference between mixtures and compounds.
To end our plant unit, the 7th Graders made their own 3D model, identifying the parts, and analyzing each part. They were so creative!
8th Grade explored the triangle inequality to kick of our inequality unit. They used spaghetti to see the relationship between the sides.
7th Grade Leading the Rosary for the School
8th Graders made working waterwheels as inspired by the colonists.
While learning about flowers 7th graders tried to make the best pollen collector.
6th grade’s STEM project was to build the tallest self – standing tower.
7th Grade explored plants and used chatterpix when describing photosynthesis.
6th Grade finished their science unit by making comics, posters, chatterpixs, or essays.
Class of 2018 made posters about matter.
6th grade practiced finding the GCF and LCM and making pennants to decorate the classroom.
We looked at the enzyme’s in pineapple and how they affect the jello.
First day was a hoot!
6th grade looked at the damage sun can cause.
7th Grade looking at necessities of life by growing plants, is light necessary?
8th Grade looked at how gas can affect these dancing raisins.
8th Grade STEM was overcoming obstacles. Students had to work together to complete a puzzle when they have a challenge such as not seeing the picture or only one person can touch the pieces.
6th Grade had to create towers from one piece of paper that would support the Algebra textbook.
2016 – 2017 School Year
6th grade created earthquake proof buildings. They also created their own seismograph to record and examine how the readings are interpreted.
7th grade researched and built working drawbridges
8th grade created boats that would support weight in icy water after learning about George Washington’s sneak attack on Christmas night.
8th grade did a RAFT writing which discussed the 3 types of bonds and their relationships.
S’more Distributive Property Practice
Solar System Projects
Working with STEM with the Olympics