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FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: Week of Feb 10-14

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ELA

Unit Objective:


8.RL.1.A Use context to determine the figurative meanings of words or phrases.

8RL1B: Determine the meaning of words and phrases are they are used in the text; including figurative and connotative meanings using context, affixes, or references materials. I can also use prefixes to figure out meanings of words. The prefixes are -under, terr-, -photo, and -graph


This Week in ELA:

Monday- Boy in the Striped Pajamas Ch. 11-12, test review


Tuesday- Boy in the Striped Pajamas Ch. 13, chapter guides, group discussion


Wednesday- Boy in the Striped Pajamas Ch. 14, vocabulary, chapter guides


Thursday- Boy in the Striped Pajamas Ch. 15, chapter guides, group discussion


Friday-Boy in the Striped Pajamas catch up and review, vocabulary

Math

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 work with the Laws of Exponents.


Monday: Lesson 6 What About Other Bases

Tuesday: Lesson 7: Practice with Rational Bases

Wednesday: Lesson 8 Combining Bases

Thursday: Lesson 9: Describing Large and Small Numbers, Exponent Quiz

Friday: No School

Advanced Math

Topic 6 Objective:

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

GM.B: Understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.


Learning for the Week

This week students will work with right triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem.


Monday: Equations with Exponents as Variables WS

Tuesday: Pythagorean Theorem WS

Wednesday: Apply Pythagorean Theorem WS

Thursday: Distance with Pythagorean Theorem WS

Friday: No School

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Objectives:

* 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: What's in the bag activity: Learn the difference between physical and chemical properties of matter.


Tuesday—Stations Day --Chemical or Physical Reactions


Wednesday—Stations Day 2


Thursday--- Stations Day 3


Friday --- NO SCHOOL

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:

What a week! Your student worked with the HS counselors on Monday, started the Jacksonian Democracy Tuesday and continued to work on it Friday.


Next Week:

We will continue to explore Andrew Jackson’s Presidency.


Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Lara Brunk - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Chris Crowson - ccrowson@fulton58.org -

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