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FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: Week of Feb 24-28

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Unit Objective:

8W2Ac: Argumentative: Develop argumentative writing by introducing and supporting a claim with clear reasons and relevant evidence; acknowledging counterclaims; and establishing relationships among claims, counterclaims, and supporting evidece.

This Week in ELA:

Monday- Argumentative Writing- Format and Introduction

Tuesday- Argumentative Writing- Strong examples

Wednesday-Argumentative Writing Practice

Thursday- Argumentative Writing Project

Friday- Argumentative Writing Project


Unit 7 Objectives:

EEI.A.1: Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent expressions.

EEI.A.4: Use scientific notation to solve problems.

Learning for the Week

This week students will finalize their work with Scientific Notation and Exponents.

Monday: Lesson 13: Definition of Scientific Notation; WeekSheet Lessons 13-15

Tuesday: Lesson 14: Multiplying, Dividing, and Estimating with Scientific Notation

Wednesday: Lesson 15: Adding and Subtracting with Scientific Notation

Thursday: Review

Friday: Unit 7, ELO 11 Assessment

Advanced Math

Topic 6 Objective:

F.A.1: Define, evaluate, and compare functions.

Learning for the Week

This week students will begin their understanding of functions.

Monday: 3-1 Relations and Functions; WS 3-1

Tuesday: 3-1 Functions; pg 93 8, 15-21

Wednesday: Activity with Worksheet

Thursday: 3-2 Linear or Nonlinear Functions; WS 3-2

Friday: 3-1 Modeling Functions; WS Graphing Functions



* Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after interactions to determine if a chemical reaction as occurred.

* Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms remains the same during a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.

Monday: Electrolysis demonstration and discussion--introduction of new terms

Tuesday—How do chemical reactions affect the properties of the reactants and products?

Wednesday—Reaction stations

Thursday--- Reaction stations

Friday --- Assessment

Social Studies

Unit Objective:

6-8.AH.3.G.C Compare major patterns of population distribution, demographics and migrations in the United States during this era c. 1763-1812.

This means your student can:

After studying Andrew Jackson’s Presidency, I can decide if Andrew Jackson is a hero or villain.

This Week in History:

We've covered a ton this week. We looked at the Force Act, Indian Removal Act, Tariff of Abominations, the Nullification Act and Jacksonian Democracy.

Next Week:

We will continue to explore Andrew Jackson’s Presidency. The test will also occur this week.

Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Lara Brunk - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Chris Crowson - ccrowson@fulton58.org -