Weekly Newsletter

April 26, 2019

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Hi Team 8 Families!


It's hard to believe we began our final grading period this week! We are looking forward to finishing the academic year strong and participating in lots of fun end of the year activities. Check our newsletter each week to stay updated on future dates and times of end of the year field trips and ceremonies.


Next Monday and Tuesday students will take their final state assessment in Math. Help your student do their best on the test by encouraging them to get plenty of rest!


We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Team 8 Teachers

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Language Arts

This week we started our fourth and final unit featuring Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Students participated in a gallery walk to better understand the background and chapter epigraphs found in the book. Check out their work below!


For the remainder of the school year students will be responsible for keeping up with their assigned Into the Wild chapters in class and will be required to read at home if they fall behind due to sports or absences. All Cornell Notes, activities, and audio clips are available on our Schoology page under "Unit 4." Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!


Have a wonderful weekend!


Brittany Langley

brittanylangley@usd475.org

785-717-4863

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Math

We are in the middle of our unit on the Pythagorean theorem. Students have discovered what the Pythagorean theorem is, how they can use it calculate the missing sides of right triangles and how they can use the converse of the Pythagorean theorem to determine if a triangle is a right triangle. They have also learned how they can use the Pythagorean theorem to find the distance between two points on a coordinate plane. Next weeks students will explore using the Pythagorean theorem to solve real world applications before we review and test!


The links below are to the Parent Newsletters from the Kansas State Department of Education. I have included the newsletters for Math 8, Algebra 1 and Geometry. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.


Karissa Hammock

karissahammock@usd475.org

785-717-7765

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Science

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History

Reconstruction has started and we are going over the 13,14, and 15th amendments. We are ending the week with an 80% digital reconstruction project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BcK3vR6bEc

Foundation Language Arts

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Please don't be Absent!

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.


When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.


But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact.As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority.


For more information, you can visit http://absencesaddup.org/importance-of-school-attendance/

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