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FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: Week of Nov 11-15

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Unit Objective:

8RL3D: Read and comprehend grade level poems independently and proficiently.

I can read and comprehend 8th grade poetry.

8RL1B: Determine the meaning of words and phrases using affixes

Use the prefixes and suffixes over-, bio- un-, and ful to figure out meanings of words.

This Week in ELA:

Monday- Vocabulary Pretest, Prefix Activity, Introduce Poetry Unit

Tuesday- Poetry Pretest, comprehending a grade level poem

Wednesday- Poetry- Figurative language- personification

Thursday- Poetry- Figurative language- metaphors

Friday-Poetry- theme


Unit Objectives:

EEI.B.6: Apply concepts of slope and y-intercept to graphs, equation, and proportional relationships.

EEI.B.5: Understanding the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.

Learning Target for the Week:

To understand and use linear relationships.

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Lesson 9 Slopes Don't Have to be Positive; Week Sheet

Wednesday: Lesson 10 Calculating Slope

Thursday: Lesson 11 Equations of All Kinds of Lines

Friday: Lesson 12 Solutions to Linear Equations

Unit 3 Week Sheet #3 (Lessons 9-12); due Tuesday (11/11)

Advanced Math

Unit Objective:

Understanding linear equations and analyzing data.

Learning Target for the Week:

To use and write linear equations.

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Equations Quiz; Graphing WS

Wednesday: 2-4 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines; pg 81 12, 24-28

Thursday: 2-4 Writing; pg 81 11, 15-23

Friday: WS 2-4


This week in Mr. Knipe's class will begin learning about the structure of an atom this week and how to complete a Bohr model of an atom.

Mrs. Shrout's class will be completing the unit on kinetic and potential energy.

Energy Objectives:

Consturct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of the object.

Develop a model to describe the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.

Conduct, use and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

Atom Objectives:

Identify and describe the various parts of an atom.

Construct a Bohr model to describe the arrangment of protons, neutrons and electrons in various atoms.

Monday: No School

Tuesday: What determines the amount of potential energy an object has? OR The "Atoms Family"

Wednesday:Kinetic Energy Graphs OR Learn how to construct a Bohr model of an atom

Thursday: Roller Coaster Construction Day OR Bohr model practice

Friday: Label Kinetic and Potential energy of the roller coaster build Thursday OR Begin learning about the periodic table.

Social Studies

Unit Objective:

6-8.AH.3.CC.F Infer how events of this period led to the development of philosophies, interest groups, and political parties.

This means your student can:

I can explain what led to the development of political parties.

This Week in History:

We will be taking a test on Political Parties and start on Thomas Jeffersons Presidency.

Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Lara Brunk - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Chris Crowson - ccrowson@fulton58.org -

A short, high learning week!

This week we continued onward in learning about political parties. We became proficient and prepped for the test.


Hats and Hoodies in School

As a reminder, hats and hoodies are only to be worn at school if a student has purchased a Hat Pass from the Thrive Hive. Students who choose to wear hats or hoodies in the hallway will be asked to take them off.