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7th Grade Combines Social Studies, Science and Art Concepts

The 7th grade students in Mrs. Rogney's World History class are wrapping up their unit on Ancient Greece.  Topics covered in the unit included geography, government, wars, and Athens vs. Sparta. Students were asked to combine content from all topics and create a shield that would represent themselves and their beliefs if they were to live during this era.  


The class also explored a new art technique called patina, that they could add to their shields.  Students used a small piece of copper to create a crest that would be displayed on their finished piece.  Liver of Sulfur was then used on the copper to help iodize it and create this cool old look.  The students were excited to try something new and their finished pieces turned out fantastic. Middle School Social Studies

Cupcake Wars

Cupcake WarsStudents in the 8th grade Family and Consumer Science Survey course competed with eachother in Cupcake Wars.

Reality Store

Reality Store

On March 13th, Spencer 8th grade students were shocked with a dose of reality.

The Reality Store is an interactive financial simulation where middle school students learn how their education, life choices and finances are all interrelated and impact their future.  During this hands-on experience students are given a hypothetical family situation. Based on that information they make spending decisions for their household. Their goal was to balance a monthly budget which included paying taxes, saving/investing, health and car insurance costs, and paying monthly bills (such as rent, utilities, phone, cable, childcare, groceries, car, clothing, etc.). Balancing their budget wasn’t easy, especially with unexpected financial fates along the way.

Spencer 8th grade students definitely got a glimpse of the future.

Spencer Math Students Celebrate Pi Day

Math Students

The past couple weeks Spencer 7th graders have been examining the circumference and areas of circles. Therefore, it seemed fitting to celebrate something as infinite as the value of pi.

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi is used in mathematics to represent a constant (the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter) which is approximately 3.14159. If you haven’t figured it out, Pi Day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three digits of pi.

On this special day the 7th graders became a little “irrational” when sharing their "Pi" projects. They also listened to some "Pi" tunes and played "Pi" cards, but the best part was eating some delicious "Pi" food.​- Submitted by Mrs. Barton

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