Welcome to Team D!
Our goal is to support all students in attaining their goals and reaching towards the Farmington Vision of the Graduate. Along the way, we strive to make positive connections and prepare students for the important transition to high school.
Currently in Language Arts classes, students are studing the life and works of humorist, Mark Twain. They are reading aloud one of his short stories which was turned into a play, "The Million Pound Bank Note." Following this, students will be reading "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," looking for evidence of humor and connections between Mark Twain and his main characters.
In World Languages, French students are working on the question, "How can I ask for, or give, directions in a city?" While Spanish students are working on "How do I communicate about what happened in the past?"
In Science, students just completed an engineering assessment where they were tasked with developing a robotic hand (out of straws and basic materials) that could carry out a task that a human hand would need to. Students are now transitioning into our Cells Unit, which includes beginning to use microscopes to explore the structures and functions of living cells.
In Social Studies, students are engaged in the Constitutional Convention role play actiivty where students experience the same problems our founding fathers faced (including what it means to compromise/negotiate, etc...). They are also learning how the Constitution was created. Following this, students will be discussing those who supported or opposed the Constitution after it was made public (Federalists v. Antifederalists). This will be evaluated through an argument writing assessment.
In Math classes, students in Pre-algebra are learning about ratios, proportions and percentages. Algebra I students are working on solving equations and inequalities, to be followed up with exploring exponential relationships. Geometry students are studying circle properties and conjectures, and coming up they will be learning about transformations.
Overall for the team, in a few weeks we will enter our FHS course selection process. Academic teachers will be making recommendations on courses for students as they enter high school. And students will be selecting their elective choices. More information will come on this in a few weeks.
Any questions or concerns please contact your child's homeroom teacher or Team D leader, Ms. Becker at BeckerS@fpsct.org.
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Ms. Becker- Team Leader and Science
Mrs. Frascadore- Language Arts
Mr. McNamara- Math
Mr. Casarella - Social Studies
Ms. Narvesen- Math
Mrs. Stacy- Spanish
Mrs. Szabo- Reading
Ms. Praven - Special Education
Mrs. Ramirez- Counselor
Mrs. Lewis - Reading/Language Arts
Ms. Bettega - Spanish/French