Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Endangered is a book by Eliot Schrefer. This is one the books we are reading in Humanities. This book is set in the Democratic Republic of The Congo. A teenage girl, named Sophie, buy's an infant banobo on the way to her mom's work. Throughout the book, she builds a bond with her banobo, Otto. But later on the sanctuary gets attacked and Sophie and Otto must leave and survive in the forest. 

Multiplying polynomials in Algebra

In 8th grade algebra we are learning how to multiply polynomials and trinomials. The process is broken up into three different processes: Disributive property, the Matrix method, and the F.O.I.L. method. Distributive property is when you distribute two values and multiply them by the second polynomial((4x+3)(2x-3)= 4x(2x-3)+3(2x-3)). The Matrix method is when you put each polynomial on the outside of a 2 by 2 square and multiply them together. Finally the F.O.I.L. method is when you multiply the first numbers, the outer numbers, the inner numbers and the last numbers. That is what we are lerning in 8th grade Algebra.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

African Day

On Tuesday March 29th team Sirius had an African celebratory day! This fun day was filled with African dance, skype calling with one of the students uncle who had gone to Africa many times, watching a video about disabled citizens of Africa and, playing a game involving food! At the end of the day we performed what we learned in the African dance class in front of the whole team. It was a good break from everyday school life and I believe every one had a good time, I know I did!

Spirt Week

Next week is MSMS's annual spirt week. Each day is dedicated to some way to dress, to show unity and spirt throughout the school. Monday is monochrome or stripes vs. plaid. Tuesday is TA uniform day. Wednesday is superhero or PJ day. Thursday is professional day, or dress a profession day. Friday is wacky hat day. Everyone is encouraged to dress up, but it is not mandatory. Team Sirius is going to be going big to show are gaterness!!!