Middlefork Music Classes
Middlefork students are doing wonderful things in the Music Room! Take a little tour of the MF Music Website to see our kids in action!
8th Grade – Submitted by Ms. Widdes
The eighth graders started the year reading (or for some, re-reading) The Hunger Games. A compelling story, this science fiction book looks at a futuristic version of America called Panem. Students engaged in great debate in responding to questions about ethics and morality; considering issues surrounding media message and technology advances; they even explored an introduction to game theory. A book is a message from the author to the reader, and students in eighth grade are realizing just how important word choice, research, and point of view all contribute to that message! Ask your teen--what does Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games, think about our reality TV obsessed culture? You might be surprised.
|Number Corners is a new math program of skills practice and computational fluency in areas such as ten frames, counting, number sense, and number line. The children love hunting for shapes in their classroom. They enjoy filling in the ten frame each day as we count the days we have been in school. The number of days we have been in school is represented in multiple ways – a dot on a ten frame, a link on a chain, and by a numeral. The children have fun using “Hap,” the Happy Grasshopper, as they count forward and backward on the number line and prepare for addition, subtraction, and cardinality.|