Test Review Goes High Tech in Geometry

Geom Web Test review online

The students are shown using the textbook’s online review to prepare for their chapter test.  The students complete the self-check quizzes and chapter test online.  The website provides hints to the students as they are working on each problem.  It also provides the correct answers once they complete each quiz in order for them to check their work.  I am looking forward to success on the TEST!

Geometry Classes Make Tessellations!

Tessellation form Geometry

Mrs. Sklarin’s geometry class enjoyed a break form arithmetic today as they created tessellations.  Tessellations are patterns made from shapes that cover the entire surface without gaps or overlaps.  The students used congruence transformations to move their shapes around to cover the surface of a page.  Students used translations with their crazy squares and rotations with their crazy triangles.  The pattern block station was the biggest hit with the students.  Many wonderful and colorful shapes were created.  We hope you enjoy our photo gallery of our Tessellation Day.

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Chemistry in Mr. Striders Room

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A perfect demonstration that Students + Fun + Energy —-> Learning is a well-balanced equation in chemistry.

James Breland ESL U.S. History Class Picture

ESL US History Class Picture

Here is Mr. Breland with his class having fun!!! We are all enjoying our first semester at Heritage Academy and are so happy to be here!  Mr. Breland is teaching his class America’s story.  We are learning about the history of America and each other too!  We are all thankful to be a part of a supportive learning environment where we can count on one another!

Gun Control Debate

Mr. Zawacki’s Government/Economics class had their first debate of the year. The topic concerned Gun Control. Students James Hammond and Will Miles took the Affirmative position: “Gun Control legislation as it currently stands should not be altered or changed.” Arguing for the Negative position were students Lee Hammerschmidt and Peter Kelesis.

 

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Creating A New Government

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Like our Founding Fathers, students in Ms. Hobson’s afternoon U.S. Government class worked in groups to create new governments.  This activity was a  conclusion to their lessons on how governments are formed, types of governments, and the origins of the U.S. Government.

 

Monarch Butterfly leaves US for Mexico this month

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The Third year Spanish class is avidly studying the current migration of the Monarch Butterfly from our island of Hilton Head to Michoacan, Mexico, where over 250 million will reside for the winter. Our students have recently recorded sightings of the Monarch in our community and are presenting their findings to the class in their Spanish power point projects. We are learning a great deal in Spanish about our fragile ecosystem!

U.S. History and Current Events

Mr. Zawacki’s U.S. History students composed a Current Events essay regarding the epic bankruptcy of the city of Detroit.   Discussions took place regarding how and why this occurred and who the bankruptcy impacts.

The rich history of Detroit and the government’s plan for resurgence were also widely discussed.

Mr. Zawacki Hosts Holiday Debate

A debate was conducted in United States History class regarding the current status of Columbus Day.

The Question:  Should Christopher Columbus be so honored and given a special day of commemoration?

The affirmative took the position that Columbus was a genuine hero whose legacy deserves special recognition, while the negative viewed Columbus as a terrorist; one guilty of genocide and unworthy of acclaim.

The affirmative won the debate on points.