Team 9 Update
Issue 25 February 14, 2020
Monday, February 17th
- No School for Students
Tuesday, February 18th
- lunch math help (WILLIAMS)
- NO DnD this week
7th & 8th Grade Bowling, 2:00, @ Little Apple Lanes
7th & 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball, 3:30, @ JCMS vs. FRMS
Wednesday, February 19th
- Academic Success in WINN
- Functions Unit Test (Math- Williams)
- 7th & 8th Grade Bowling, 2:00 @ JC Big Bowl
- 7th & 8th Grade Scholars Bowl, 4:00, Eisenhower Middle School
Thursday, February 20th
- Students meet w/ Mrs. Reynolds about Freshman Enrollment (at JCMS in the morning)
7th Grade Boys’ Basketball, 3:30 @ JCMS vs. Emporia
8th Grade Boys’ Basketball, 3:45 @ Emporia
Friday, February 21st
- Free Community Dinner
February 24th – JCMS Orchestra Concert
March 3rd – JCMS Choir Concert
March 4th – JCMS Band Concert
Wednesday February 26th
2:05 Kays —Williams
2:10 Dungeons and Dragons -- Williams
2:15 SADD – Mazey
2:20 STUCO – Erickson
2:25 Math Club – Hammock
2:30 Scholars Bowl – Lyn Green
2:35 Jazz Band -- Votaw
2:40 NJHS – B. Green/McClellan
Wednesday March 4
2:05 – Choir
2:15 – Orchestra
2:25 -- Band
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Team 9 Core Classes
We are in our third unit of the school year. This unit is all about technology and ethics. The essential question we will be exploring is:
"What ethical issues should be considered in the advancement of technology?"
Here is the agenda for this week in Language Arts:
Monday Feb. 17th: No School (President's Day & Professional Development)
Tuesday Feb. 18th: Introduction to Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Notes due at end of class, and homework if not done.
Wednesday Feb. 19th: Frankenstein Graphic Novel. Graphic Novel Guide due at end of class, and homework if not done.
Thursday Feb. 20th: Read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Friday Feb. 21st: Read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Please feel free to e-mail me at any time with questions or concerns about your student's progress in Language Arts. I am happy to help with all of your needs! Thank you for sharing your student with me--I'm having a great school year with this group of 8th graders.
Mrs. Lindsay Murphy
Linear Tic Tac Toe
Jaime checking to see if tables are linear or non linear.
Linear Tic Tac Toe
Charly & Beau checking multiple representations to see if they are linear or not.
Equations from 2 Points
Keaton, Brandon & Aaleyah collaborating to solve for the slope and the y-intercept.
Our next topic is Scatter plots and lines of best fit.
Check your email for a weekly progress report from math class.
The personalized learning unit that students have in Schoology (Scientific Notation) is due FEBRUARY 27th. I will be entering grades this week for that unit. Students may check Schoology to see their progress.
Students can come in to WINN or lunch tutoring for help.
Please let me know if you have any concerns or questions. I offer at least 2 tutoring sessions a week. Students just need to sign up on the sign-up sheet outside my classroom.
Monday at lunch
WINN on Wednesday
We have started our Road to the Civil War unit and have talked about many of the events that led our country to become more divided. We are now focused on the violence between pro and anti slavery forces known as Bleeding Kansas. We are now answering our EQ: Was John Brown a Hero or a Terrorist? by investigating John Brown's anti-slavery violence.
Pictured above is the mural Tragic Prelude in the Kansas State Capitol building. We discussed the meanings of the symbols in the painting and how it portrays John Brown and Bleeding Kansas.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Students discussing their observations on a chick developing
Our Progress Trackers
We consolidate our data into our Progress Tracker in order to organize our information.
Students sharing their findings and observations.
As we move forward in investigating our question, "How do eggs hatch into chicks?," we now have chick eggs incubating and should be hatching over Valentines Day (hopefully). Students have collected data and made observations to determine what's happening inside the egg before it hatches.
One important goal of scientists and our learning community is to keep testing the ideas we figured out to see if they can apply to a broader and broader range of phenomena. So next week we will be bringing in sources to gather evidence to answer that question.
As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!
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