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Team A News Term 4



Team A had a great day on the slopes on January 21st!  On February 27th the team traveled to the Museum of the Rockies and enjoyed the reptile exhibit, the planetarium and the dinosaur hall. On the way home we stopped at Headwaters State Park. We are currently looking forward to a field trip to Butte Historical sites in May in conjunction with an interdisciplinary unit on mining and Butte History. Students registered for classes at Butte High in Social Studies classes and are preparing for SBAC testing.

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Science- Classes completed the Forces and energy book and completed the car construction performance task. Our final book (Earth’s Structure) will be passed out prior to spring break. Students will be choosing a research topic and completing a research paper in the next term.

Math-   The students on Team A in Math have been continuing along with the concepts involving Algebra that exposes them to real world situations. Also, the students have been working in coordination with the up and coming Smarter Balanced testing. The testing for Mathematic in Smarter Balanced will be the last week of March and the first week of April.  They were also given instruction to apply for an appropriate Mathematics class at Butte High School. Their enrollment at the high school is conditional to their scores on testing and everyday work and assignments during the school year. Parents were given an informational booklet and Butte High School held an informational meeting allowing parent/guardians to ask questions for the up and coming year at the high school. Math students will continue to be exposed to all different concepts to help them succeed in their classes at Butte High School.

Reading- In reading class, Team A students have just completed studying a revised edition of William Shakespeare’s famous play Romeo and Juliet. The 500 year old themes of forbidden love and family conflict are still relevant in today’s modern world.  As a class assignment, students worked in collaborative groups to select scenes, make props, and perform their scenes for the other members of the class. 

Social Studies- Howdy Ya'll, Mr. Hoffman's Social Studies class has hitched up the wagons and headed out west. We are currently studying the history of the Texas Revolution and its effects on American History. Shortly, we will be discussing the impacts of the Mexican-American War and westward expansion on our country's history. We are approaching the end of the trail with one unit on the Civil War and lastly coming home to Butte. On May 15, we will leave the classroom for a cross-curricular field trip and will explore Butte's rich history on both the surface and underground. In the end, it will be time to say, "Happy Trails" and send them off to the high school with plenty of background knowledge under their belts.


English - Team A English students are completing a research project on plastic pollution in the ocean.  This involves recording information on a research log and documenting data from various sources.  In addition, students are using citations within their text.  After, students will type their research paper in APA Style (format), including citing sources used on a reference page.  As for the rest of the school year, the writing process will continue.