7th Grade – M McKenney

April Newsletter

April has arrived!

Just like the new life we see all around us in the spring time, there are many new and exciting things springing up in our classroom. I would like to sincerely thank the students in our 7th and 8th grade class for doing so well in transitioning to having a new teacher so late into the school year.  I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them over these past few weeks.

While April brings a very busy season of our NWEA and M-Step testing, we still have many fun activities planned as we move into the last quarter of the school year.

We have just begun a new, hands on, unit in science relating to the elements of the periodic table, and different compounds and mixtures of chemicals.  We will be able to do many experiments with this unit, and the students are very excited already about the opportunities this will bring.

We are also focusing a bit more strongly on our mathematics in this last quarter of the school year, which will help students out tremendously to continue to be prepared for next school year on all fronts.

Please stay posted regarding fundraising for our end of the school year field trip, still to be determined.  There will be more news regarding this in the upcoming weeks.

Thank you for the opportunity to teach your children.  I am so excited to get to know them more and maintain our positive attitudes in the classroom as we finish up these last few months together.  It has been a pleasure to meet the parents/guardians of my students and I appreciate your cooperation with the new changes in our classroom.

As always, if  you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call me at the school at extension 17.

~Michelle McKenney