Update for Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hi Everyone,

It looks like a beautiful day out there! I know it’s hard to keep going with the learning when we’ve been apart for so long and the weather is so nice, so do what you’re able to. Even if we were in school, this would be pretty tough (especially since the temperature is supposed to go up into the 30’s over the next few days). My own kids are having a tough time sticking with it, so I understand if you’re going through the same thing.

Today in math we’re re-examining the concept of similarity. You might remember that we looked at it with regard to triangles a few weeks ago. This will be a little more in-depth than we did before when we were just comparing congruency and similarity. We’re going to use the interactive lesson from the CEMC again so that there are multiple chances to check your understanding as we go through the work. That lesson will also help you understand tomorrow’s lesson on Dilatations where we will increase or reduce the size of similar figures with a scale (i.e. draw a similar triangle that is exactly two times as big as the first triangle).

In geography, we’re going to look at fish as a renewable resource. Unfortunately, due to overfishing and environmental damage, they may not be a renewable resource for long. You’ll develop an understanding of how changing methods of fishing and bycatch contribute to declining fish stocks around the world and thus poorer food sources and fewer jobs.

I think this is a significant chunk of work so I’m only assigning one Grammar Gap Filler in language.

Office Hours today will be at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. For those of you who want to complete yesterday’s science experiment together, we can do it then.

Have a great day!