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LASGS Newsletter » 9th grade Global Citizens December 2019

9th grade Global Citizens December 2019



Algebra 1 (taught by Ms. Gonzalez): Students are learning system of equations: Graphing, Elimination, and Substitution.


ELD Math (taught by Ms. Burnham): Students are wrapping up the decimals unit by writing and performing plays about shopping.




The Fresh Company (taught by Mr. Molstad and Ms. Hickman):  9th graders finished Flight and wrote a persuasive letter to a Washington State prosecutor. We are on to The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Did you know iambic pentameter is a kind of math*? 


“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet.” 

*iambic pentameter

Also, students took a big vocabulary test. Findings: Students who studied did really well!





Humanities  (taught by Ms. Azarian): This month, students are working on finalizing their personal narrative essays. These essays form the framework for the home page of each student’s Digital Portfolio. The Digital Portfolio will house the best samples of work (artifacts) that a student has produced throughout their time at Global Studies. This personal website includes photos, narrative paragraphs, and interactive maps to personalize content. 


Students have also completed the “research” component of their College Research Project, which they will present to families next month.




Physics (taught by Mr. Liu): In Physics, students will be finalizing their last lab reports on Newton’s 2nd Law that shows the mathematical relationship between Force, Mass, and Acceleration.  Students will design their own experiments and perform them to determine if Isaac Newton was accurate in his findings. I also hope all of the 9th graders have a great winter vacation and we will see you in 2020!





Algebra 1 (taught by Ms. Pan): In Algebra 1 class, students will be finishing investigating multiple representation of linear function. Students should be able to write the equation of a line in slope-intercept form, and find the slope of given variety information in a linear function. A project they have finished is using straight lines to create a graphical design. Students could recognize and label different types of slope of each line on their design, which combined Math and Art together in learning. I wish to push students to want to do their best, while at the same time trying to make learning interesting as well as creative.