The Hornet's Nest

8th grade newsletter

Week of September 10th - 14th

Announcements:

Important Dates:

September

  • 10 - No School ~ Teacher PD Day
  • 17 - Constitution Day
  • 18 - Picture Day
  • 28 - Homecoming - Early Release

Math

Week at a Glance:

This week students will be learning how to write and solve equations with variables on both sides (Lesson 2-4). Please be sure your child keeps up with their Independent Work!


This Week's Objectives:

Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.


Daily Independent Work:

Monday: No School

Tuesday: 2-4 Activity

Wednesday: Lesson 2-4 Worksheet

Thursday: Lesson 2-4 Solve Equations (Word Problems); pg 151 18-21

Friday: Lesson 2-4 Review; Worksheet

Advanced Math

Week at a Glance:

This week students will be applying their understanding of equations to absolute value and angles.


This Week's Objectives:

Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.


Daily Independent Work:

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Worksheet 1-3

Wednesday: Lesson 1-7 Absolute Value Equations; pg 48 16-24 even

Thursday: Using Equations with Angles; Worksheet

Friday: Angles Worksheet

Social Studies

Week at a Glance:

Students will be starting our objective 2 this week over George Washington's Presidency. Check out Google Classroom and look at couple neat activities your child has been doing.


Important Vocabulary:

  • Precedents
  • Isolationism
  • Cabinet
  • Neutrality Proclamation
  • Whiskey Rebillion
  • Northwest Ordinance
  • Farewell Address

Learning Target for the Week:


  • “I can list the precedents set by President George Washington and summarize the key events of his Presidency.”

ELA

Unit Objective:

I can read a text closely, seeing things that are hard to see. I can read between the lines to understand character traits, conflict, and setting.


This week in ELA we examined setting! As we continue next week, we will work on the final component of our learning objective: character traits. We will end this unit with a post test that highlights each of the learning aspects: conflict, setting, and character traits. We also hope that your child has been sharing with you the amazing independent reading book that we have been reading every day in class.


Weekly Agenda:


Monday: No School

Tuesday: Read, Journal Writing, & Miss Awful (Short Story)

Wednesday: Read, Journal Writing, & Character Traits Checkpoint Quiz

Thursday: Read, Journal Writing, & Unit Review

Friday: Read, Journal Writing, & Unit Post Test.

SCIENCE

Week at a Glance:

Students will analyze and evaluate a first round prototype of a lander and redesign for a better outcome.


This Week's Objective:

Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.


Daily Activities:

Monday: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday: Build and test prototype

Wednesday: Redesign

Thursday: Complete redesign for landers

Friday: Share data on landers