Weekly Newsletter

March 1, 2019

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Hi Team 8 Families!

Student-led conferences (SLCs) will continue next week! Conferences will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday March 6, 2019 3:30-7:30

Please use the following link to sign up for your student's conference time. Please remember to ONLY reserve a time with your student's CAT Time teacher. You will have time to talk to all of their teachers.



Team 8 Teachers

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Language Arts

In language arts, we finished reading Chapter 20 of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Students completed an analysis, quiz, and 4 square notes. Next week, they will create a two voice poem to contrast Frankenstein and the creature.

Advanced students are reading Feed by M.T. Anderson. Students created a personal "feed" and presented their projects in small groups. Next week, they will continue reading Feed and participate in a facilitated philosophical discussion.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Brittany Langley



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We are winding down our real number system unit with converting repeating and non-repeating decimals to fractions and vice versa. Students had a quiz on The Real Number System. They will get the opportunity to do retakes this Wednesday if they would like to improve their grade. Students will also have a short quiz on Wednesday 3/6 on fractions and decimals. When we come back from spring break, we will move into our Geometry topics as we prepare for state testing in April!

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



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This week we are finishing up working on the Underground Railroad. The Scholastic Virtual Field trip assignment is due on Wednesday the 27th. Then we started working on a Mission-US assignment called Flight to Freedom. That assignment will be due on Friday, the 29th.

Wrapping up the week we are beginning to work on our Info graphic comparing the North and South during the Civil War.

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/