The Hornet's Nest

8th grade newsletter

Week of September 3rd - 7th

Announcements:

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Important Dates:

September

  • 3 - No School for Labor Day
  • 4-7 - Send in money for donations to the United Way. Ask your child about cash being negative points and coins being positive.
  • 4 - FMS Volleyball @ Wright City
  • 4 - FMS Football @ North Callaway
  • 5 - Robotics Club after school
  • 5 - FMS Softball @ Southern Boone
  • 6 - Social Studies TEST
  • 6 - FMS Softball @ Versailles
  • 6 - FMS Volleyball @ FMS
  • 7 - FMS Fall Sports Pictures

Social Studies

Week at a Glance:

Students will be testing Thursday, September 6th on the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and the 3 Branches of Government.

After their assessment students will be looking at Washington's presidency and George Washington's most influential leader, Alexander Hamilton.


Important Vocabulary:

  • Bill of Rights
  • Amendment
  • right
  • Constitution
  • liberty


Learning Target for the Week:


  • Students can explain how the Bill of Rights work and how it is still used today.
  • Identify the key people, groups, and jobs for each branch of government.
  • Identify the checks and balances for the three branches of government.
  • Students can describe the people and events associated with the development of the U.S. Constitution and analyze the Constitution’s significance as the foundation of the American republic.

ELA

This past week we have practiced identifying conflict and working towards meeting this aspect of the standard. This upcoming week we will begin working with setting, with our next story "The Land Lady".


Monday: No School

Tuesday: Reading, Writing, & Conflict Quiz

Wednesday: Reading, Writing, & Short Story Intro

Thursday: Reading, Writing, Setting Reflection

Friday: Reading, Writing, Land Lady Reflection


SCIENCE

Week at a Glance:

Students will continue learning about the engineer design process by building landers this week.


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 Labor Day

Tuesday: Review video and read articles about the airdrop process

Wednesday: Determine design criteria and constraints for project

Thursday: Complete prototypes for landers

Friday: Revise and retest landers

Math

Week at a Glance:

This week students will be learning how to write two-step equations (Lessons 2-3) and be introduced to 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: Lesson 2-3 Writing Two-Step Equations; pg 133 4-8

Wednesday: 2-1 to 2-3 Quiz; pg 141-143 choose 3

Thursday: Lesson 2-4 Solve Equations with Variables on Both Sides; Introduction Activity

Friday: Lesson 2-4; pg 149 1-4

Advanced Math

Week at a Glance:

This week students will be solving equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign.


This Week's Objectives:

Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.


Daily Independent Work:

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Quiz 1-1 to 1-22

Wednesday: Lesson 1-2 (Writing Equations); WS 1-2

Thursday: Lesson 1-3 Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides; pg 22 16-21

Friday: Lesson 1-3; pg 22 12, 14, 24-27