Monday, April 2, 2018

Student Led Portfolio Conferences - Spring of 2018

Hi,

Team Prospect is offering opportunities for students, teachers and parent/guardians to meet about current progress.

We will have 30 minute slots (limit 6 students per half hour) available on Wednesday, Apr 18th from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm OR Thursday, May 3rd from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
 
Use form below to input parent/guardian email & phone number and chosen date & time.
Student Led Portfolio Conferences - Spring of 2018
https://goo.gl/forms/OB7TVmOGRjENoKr52

On your chosen date & time, you & your student should arrive at Team Prospect Rm 205-206.

If you are unable to make the April 18th or May 3rd times then please suggest a typical day of week (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thr, Fri) and time when you are available to meet. We will consider this info for other meeting times.

Thanks,
Team Prospect

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Flynn Field Trip!



Dear Parent/Guardian,

Your student will be participating in the following field trip on Thursday, February 15th. Look for a permission slip from your student on Thursday, 2/8.

Trip/ Event: “Jabber” Matinee
Location: Flynn Theater Main Stage, Burlington, VT
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Departure Time: 8:45 AM    Return Time: 11:15 AM
Transportation will be provided by school bus
Cost of the Trip: $13    Payment due by: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Description of Show: At Fatima’s new high school, she’s the only one wearing a hijab. It isn’t until she begins an unlikely friendship with Jorah, a young man with a troubled reputation, that she starts to feel less like an outsider. How can she balance this new relationship with her family’s faith? What is it like to be 16 years-old, a girl, a Muslim, and a refugee all at the same time? “Jabber” engages teens, teachers, and parents in meaningful discussions on the judgments and assumptions we make based on each other’s perceived differences.    Recommended for grades 8-12

Please email Ms. Rehm with any questions- arehm@mymtsd-vt.org

Happy Snow Day,
Anna

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Science Fair on Thur Feb 8 at 5:30

The Science and Engineering Fair will take place on Thurs, Feb 8 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Our science teachers have shared the following info with our Milton Middle School students:

__Students are asked to remain at the Science Fair for the full two hours. This will provide ample opportunity for them to present for 3-4 Judges. Students will also use that time to observe and interact with other student projects.

__Judges will be assigned to observe Science Fair projects at certain sections of the gym and other rooms or hallways. Students will present their project according to the Judge Scorecards. Teachers will help students ensure that they receive feedback via Scorecards.

__Teachers are providing participants with a Science and Engineering Fair Bingo card. Teachers will provide breaks where students may observe other student work. Students and families will have a chance to win door prizes throughout the night.

You may view our Prospect Science Fair resources at http://tinyurl.com/ProspectSci1718

Sincerely,
Duncan

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Science Fair student resources

Prospect students have been working on their Science Fair topic for at least the last three Thursdays. They have brainstormed ideas, researched topic options, written a testable question and identified ways to measure independent (X) and dependent (Y) variables for their project. Most students presented their plans in front of the class and received feedback from me and other students on how to efficiently collect data.

Students are bringing home a letter they have written that outlines their Science Fair project. Everyone should bring back a signed copy of their letter no later than Friday, January 5th. This letter will outline their plan for proving their testable question, days available for working in science class, and after-school options. All students need to find time outside of the school day to work on their topics.

Students may demonstrate their current progress by showing you their Google Drive files we have created in Science class. Students should be able to give you a tour of the following files:

__Science Fair Packet 2017
__Science Fair Time Activity spreadsheet
__Science Fair Letter Home

I look forward to reviewing their documentation and consulting on their progress. Students will use alot of class time to present evidence or data to prove independent and dependent variable relationships.

I am excited for my next year at MMS and appreciate all the efforts it takes to contribute to our school-wide Science Fair.

Sincerely,
Duncan

You may also view other useful resources
Prospect Science at http://tinyurl.com/ProspectSci1718.
Letter from Milton Middle School Science teachers at:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uRDnXR7wRtlWAtwAp2Xg7-1TjYQtXEyIs7dv49vI_6o/edit


Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday Update, December 8th


Here is an update of what students on Team Prospect have been up to in their four core classes:

Science

Students are organizing their Science Fair Packet 2017 in their Google Drive. Background info may be found at http://tinyurl.com/ProspectSci1718.  Other studies include Earth Systems via Rock & Water cycles.

Math

7th Grade is continuing to explore the concept of similarity and exploring the effect of a scale factor on length, area, and volume. They also are learning how to construct scaled drawings of simple shapes. We should be finishing the unit and testing the week before the break.

8th grade has been working on finding slope of a line using graphs and the formal equation for slope. This requires them to be able to accurately identify points on the graph. They also are exploring how this presents itself in a linear equation. Next, they will work with equations in standard form and learn how to convert this into the slope-intercept form of a linear equation. 8th grade will be taking a test on this unit following the winter break.

Social Studies

Students have begun Unit 2: Immigration. We are covering the 4 major waves of immigration into the United States, plus the basic process of how a person from another country immigrates into the USA. Students will learn the basic vocabulary associated with immigration. We have resumed our Wednesday Gameday, and student engagement in their learning for these sessions has been strong! Currently students are reading autobiographical narratives of immigration- one is about a 12-year old girl who came from Russia in 1894. The other is about a boy who traveled from a refugee camp in Sudan to Chicago in the 1980's, eventually graduating from Harvard. Feel free to check our Google Classroom feed for assignments and additional video!

Language Arts

Students have been reading one of two books about the immigrant experience: either Crossing the Wire or The Day of the Pelican. Ask your students if they have reading homework! Those reading Crossing the Wire, about a boy trying to get to the U.S. from Mexico, should be to page 92. Those reading The Day of the Pelican, about a family fleeing Kosovo in the late 1990's, should be to page 56. Today, all students will take a spelling test on the words they've been studying for the past five weeks.