Ms. Amber Aguirre » JUNIOR HIGH MATH & SCIENCE

JUNIOR HIGH MATH & SCIENCE

Welcome to Jr. High Math & Science!
 
 
Welcome!
 
As your child's science teacher, I am looking forward to helping your child gain proficiency in science while having fun in the lab.  I ask for your ongoing support as we use our new textbook to help guide us through the new Next Generation Science Standards.  This will be a new and exciting journey for all.  
 
Your child's textbook is not only a textbook, but a running record of his/her learning.  They are to read it, write in it, highlight it, draw in it, and study from it.  In addition, there is a digital component for the students' convenience.  I encourage them to log in.  
 
In each grade, the learning progression is as follows....
 
  • Earth- Atmosphere, Rocks, Plate Tectonics, Natural Resources, Human Effects, History of Earth, Climate, Ocean, Solar System
  • Life- Biosphere, Cell System, Human Body, Reproduction, Ecosystems, Populations, Genes and Natural Selections
  • Physical - Matter, Energy, Magnets, Atoms, Periodic Table, Chemical Reactions, Forces, and Motion
 
 
I encourage you to stay involved in your child's learning.  Log-in to the website, pearsonrealize.com.  In addition, email me if you have any questions.  
 
Also, I have had many parents inquire on how to help put together a Lab.  Let me know if you are able to put together a lab.  We want enough materials to have 10-12 groups carry out the lab with their own materials.  
 
Thank you!
 
I am also working with the grade level math program.  It has been off to a wonderful start. We are continuing to use Eureka math.  This is a comprehensive common core math curriculum from K-8.  This is all sequenced in modules.  Please see me or email me if you have any questions.  

In each grade, the learning is as 
follows.....
 

6th- Begin the year with the concepts of ratios and rate formalizing their understanding of equivalent fractions. Then moving into multiplication and division of them. They continue by using the knowledge of a number line to plot integers and other rational numbers.   They also learn to read, write and evaluate expressions and equations using letters.

7th-Begin the year with the concepts of ratios and rate. They will use graphs, tables and equations to work with ratios. To build upon 6th students build on their understanding of rational numbers to add, subtract, multiply, and divide signed numbers. This too, will involve using a number line. Build upon 6th with solving equations. They use linear equations to solve unknown angle problems and other problems presented within context to understand that solving algebraic equations is all about the numbers.  Work with fractions, decimals and percents (converting)

 
8th- Exponents- using letters to stand for numbers- beginning steps of scientific notation. 
        Congruence and Pythagorean Theorem
  • Dilation and Similarity
  • Concepts of Geometry
 
 Hello, I hope all are back into the swing of things and everyone had a wonderful start to a new year! We are moving quickly here at school.  I am posting where all classes should be in homework area.  All students should be logging in to Pearson Realize to complete their topic quizzes.  Thank you!
 
 
January 17, 2019
 
Catholic School's Week is coming up.  I just wanted to let you know a few events on the calendar.  We will be celebrating mass as an entire school community on January 27.  It would be wonderful if we would see you there!  After mass, we will come back to CCS for an Open House and School Book Fair.  On Monday we celebrate our beautiful students here at CCS.  We will make this day special for all students as a thank you for attending CCS.  
 
On Tuesday, we celebrate being part of the community with a service project.  This year we will send cards to our veterans.  This is through the organization.....Soldiers' Angels.  We will be writing Valentines for our veterans.  I will provide the cards for each student.  All I ask is for your kind donation of a dollar.  For every card we send, we need a dollar to get these cards to the veterans.  It would be extremely kind if you can send in more than one dollar and we can get out as many Valentines as possible.  I have sent in cards to this organization before and they are extremely thankful and love cards from our kind hearted children.  I am happy to introduce you to this organization.  Thank you in advance for your support.  
 
On Wednesday, we celebrate Catholic Schools not only in our community but in our nation.  We stop to listen and recognize what Catholic education does for us and has done for those around us.  We recognize it as a gift. 
 
On Thursday, we celebrate our parents.  We will do something special for you and thank you for choosing CCS as the school you entrust to educate and nurture your child.  
 
On Friday, we celebrate our staff.  We will have a special luncheon provided by our amazing student council.  I am asking for parents to help supervise the 7th grade children from 12-12:30 on February 1.  You will receive a service hour for your time.  Please email me.