What's Going On?!

This Week in Ms. Hightower’s Class 11/5/18 

Hello Parents and Guardians!!!

This is an update on what's happening in room 115.

Current Units

S.S Unit 2: To Form a More Perfect Union

S.S. Compelling Question: Did the framers of the Constitution allow for a government that protects ALL of its citizens?

End of Unit Essay Topic: How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?


Science Unit 2:  Forces and Motion

Science Focus Questions:

How do gravity, inertia, and friction affect the balance of forces?

How are velocity and acceleration related to everyday life?

How do simple machines make work easier?

How do engineers use simple machines?


Assessment (Test) Days this week:

Due to Benchmark Testing being changed last week we will take our quizzes this Friday. 
              S.S. Quiz focus: vocab and facts about constitution
              Science Quiz focus: vocab, types of force and simple machines


 Other Notes and Reminders:

  •          Election Day - No School on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018

    ·         This week we will be writing our end of unit Essay {Answering the question above}. Please encourage students to do their best.

    ·         Thursday 11/8/18 Field Trip

    ·         Friday 11/9/18 Parent Engagement Punch and Paint from 5:00-6:30

    ·         Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 19-23, 2018

  • Thursday Nov. 29, 2018 4 and Half Week Progress Reports Go Home
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