Team 9 Update
Issue 18 December 13, 2019
Monday, December 16th
Tuesday, December 17th
Candy Canes Grams delivered
To Kill a Mockingbird Video Project Due in Language Arts (Murphy)
Wednesday, December 18th
- WINN academic success day
- Quiz (Math- Williams)
- Optional Project Presentations for Extra Credit in Language Arts (Murphy)
- Turn in To Kill a Mockingbird Book to Language Arts (Murphy)
- 5:00-6:00 Boys Basketball and Bowling Parent Meeting
Thursday, December 19th
LAST DAY OF 9 WEEKS
Turn in To Kill a Mockingbird Book to Language Arts (Murphy)
Friday, December 13th
- No School** See you all on January 7th
No School January 21st- MLK day
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Standards Referenced Grading of Social Emotional Character Development
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Students just finished the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee--woohoo!! This book was BIG and loaded with lots of hard topics, but I am so proud of Team 9 students for taking on such a giant task. Most people do not read this book until high school, so CONGRATULATIONS Team 9!!!
Students were introduced to the final project for To Kill a Mockingbird on Wednesday the 11th. For this project, students will independently create a 2-3 minute video (using the program WeVideo) that takes the perspective of either Jem or Scout. First, students will demonstrate how the character viewed the world at the beginning of the novel. Next, students will identify three different events that show character change or growth. Finally, students will predict what lessons (themes) this character will pass on to his or her own children. This video project will be due on Tuesday Dec. 17th, and optional presentations for extra credit will be on Wednesday Dec. 18th.
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing students again on Tuesday January 7th! I am in the process of planning lots of cool lessons for second semester. So much more to explore this school year :)
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
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Math- Mrs. Williams
Angle relationships is the topic of our new unit. This past week, we learned to measure and draw angles. This week we will explore adding angles and using algebraic expressions to find missing angle measures. We will have a quiz on Wednesday or Thursday covering what we have learned so far. (Unit 2 Quiz 1 will be entered on NEXT 9 weeks. Students will still be able to make corrections after break).
I want to wish you a happy holiday and/or break. Please spend time together, have fun, and I will see you all back in January!
No tutoring this week.
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US HISTORY ABOVE--- Andrew Jackson and the Spoils System political cartoon BELOW--- Indian Removal Act Map
We wrapped up our Lewis and Clark projects and our study of the Louisiana Purchase last week.
This week, we are learning about the presidency of Andrew Jackson and Westward Expansion right now.
We have looked at Andrew Jackson's background and his character traits and now we are studying the Indian Removal Act and how this affected the tribes that were forced to move.
Next week, we will continue to delve in to the Indian Removal Act and transition in to how western territories were settled from different perspectives.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
This week we finished up and presented our Landform Project and I must say that I was amazed by some of the work these students completed! This next week we will be moving forward to figuring out how these landforms came to be in the first place. As well as beginning a dive into plate tectonics.
As the weather starts getting colder and flu season approaches, I just want to remind us all to make sure we are all getting enough sleep and washing our hands frequently!
As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!
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