Team 8-2 News

Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Holloway, Mr. Salser, Ms. Waxman

General News!

Week of October 13-16:

Hope you all enjoyed your long weekend... We have a short week ahead, but much to accomplish! Report cards for 1st Quarter will go home tomorrow afternoon. Please sign and return the report card envelope on Thursday with your student. Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Dates to Remember: October 14 -Report Cards go home.

Language Arts- Ms. Waxman

Salutations from Language Arts!

This week we are continuing our look at non-fiction reading with SCOPE. Tomorrow we will try out our hand as actors while presenting "The Spider's Curse". We will compare and contrast Arachne with Lance Armstrong...should be interesting. And towards the end of the week, we will dive into the issue of America's sweet tooth...death by sugar?!

Along with this look at non-fiction, we are introducing some new vocabulary, along with some that they should hopefully be familiar with. I will be sharing a StudyStack link for these words soon.

On Thursday will be taking a quiz on the root words “graph”, “gram”, "scrib", and "scrip". There is currently a link in their Google Classroom for Study Stack practice at home.

Grammar-wise , we have been taking a closer look at commas and the many reasons we use them. Today, we took a quick pre-test to help us see what we already know, what we need a little work on, and uses we have no idea about!,

Independent reading practice will continue to be the main focus of our language arts homework. I will be touching base with the students later in the week about the goals I would like them to shoot for this quarter. Hopefully they all are currently reading something since we made a group visit to the library last Thursday.

Math- Mrs. Holloway

This week in Mathematics:

This week we will be finishing up unit 3 with the distance formula and volume. This week we will start a mini-project using the distance formula. Students will be planning a trip across the United States. They will be given a map on a coordinate plane. They will have to use points to plan their trip showing the distance they travel each day, a midpoint for gas and food, and then extras they may choose to add. The project will be due on 10/21/2015. Which is one week from tomorrow. I think the students will have fun with the project. Their homework this week will be to work on the project. It will count as a test grade. If you have any questions, please feel free to email.

Social Studies- Mr. Salser

We will be wrapping up the Revolutionary War and moving into statehood, westward expansion, and the Native American removal. We will focus on what actions led to Georgia becoming a state, the first Georgia Constitution of 1777, the new Georgia Constitution of 1787, and citizens of Georgia steadily moving from east to west.

Science- Mr. Anderson

Physical Science is such a different science than 7th grade, where each student studied living things. Some are already finding it to be a hard class. I challenge each student to study the material. If they don't know how to study, teach them, or send them in one morning for some different ideas. Every student can be successful in my classroom. I look forward to a strong second nine weeks as we study they different types of energy in our world.