FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: Week of Sept. 23-27
8RL1A: Draw conclusions, infer, and analyze by citing the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Learning Target: Identify the setting of a story including time, place and mood.
This Week in ELA:
Monday- Introduce character traits and how they are portrayed through static and dynamic characters. Begin Miss Awful.
Tuesday- Read Miss Awful and apply character traits to the characters
Wednesday- Character Traits Application
Thursday- Read The Lottery
Friday- Character Trait Application and Exit Slips
We will spend time discussing round, flat, dynamic and static character traits. We will also reflect on how students can relate to the characters in the story. Students will read and listen to the short stories and work collaboratively to apply character traits they have learned.
GM.A.1 Verify experimentally the congruency properties of rigid transformations.
GM.A.5 Use informal arguments to establish facts about the angle sum and exterior angle of triangles and about the angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal.
Learning Target for the Week:
To identify and use congruency in transformations.
Monday: Mid-Unit Assessment
Tuesday: Lesson 11 What's the Same; Week Sheet #4
Wednesday: Lesson 12 Congruent Polygons
Thursday: Lesson 14 Alternate Interior Angles
Friday: Lesson 15 Adding Angles in Triangles
Week Sheet #4 (Lessons 11-15) assigned Tuesday; due Monday
Understand how to write and solve equations and inequalities.
Learning Target for the Week:
To use and solve equations and proportions.
Monday: Similar Figures WS
Tuesday: Volume of Prisms and Cylinders WS
Wednesday: Volume of Pyramids and Cones WS
Thursday: Apply Volume WS
Friday: Surface Area WS
Students will be diving into a new unit of Forces and Motion. The unit objectives are:
6-8.ps2.a.2 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of forces on the object and the mass of the object
6-8.ps2.a.1Apply physics principles to design a solution that minimizes the force of an object during a collision and develop an evaluation of the solution
Learning Target for the Week: Learn about the forces that effect motion along with Newton's first law of motion.
Monday: Knipe: Forces reading and notes
Shrout: Complete redesign cycle and test the final lander product
Tuesday: Knipe--Balanced vs unbalanced forces simulation
Shrout: Lander Assessment
Wednesday: NWEA Testing
Thursday: NWEA Testing
Friday: Knipe--Cantilevers (balanced and unbalanced forces)
Shrout: Force stations: Cantilevers (balanced and unbalanced forces)
Convention wrap up
6-8.AH.3.GS.E: Apply the principles of rule of law, representation, separation of powers, checks and balances, and federalism to explain the purposes and functions of the Constitution.
This Week in History:
What a busy week we had! For this coming week, we will (finally) start on the Bill of Rights! Your student will work with a partner and research a Bill and then teach it to the class.
Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:
Lara Brunk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Crowson - email@example.com -