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FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: Week of Dec 16-20

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Unit Objective:

8RI1D: Write an objective summary one page summary after listening to a podcast about the middle school experience.

This Week in ELA:

Monday- Middle School Podcast/Presentions

Tuesday- Middle School Podcast/Presentations

Wednesday- Finish Up and Test Retakes

Thursday- Wrap up the Semester

Friday- House Day and Grades DUE!


Unit Objectives:

GM.A.1 Verify experimentally the congruency properties of rigid transformations.

GM.A.5 Use informal arguments to establish facts about the angle sum and exterior angle of triangles and about the angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal.

GM.A.4a Understand that two-dimensional figures are similar if a series of transformations (rotations, reflections, translations and dilations) can be
performed to map the pre-image to the image.

EEI.B.6: Apply concepts of slope and y-intercept to graphs, equation, and proportional relationships.

EEI.B.5: Understanding the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.

EEI.C.7: Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.

Learning for the Week

This week students will be working on analyzing all of their scores for each Essential Learning Outcome (ELO) and work towards improving their scores.

Advanced Math

Unit Objective:

EEI.C.7: Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.

EEI.C.8: Analyze and solve systems of linear equations.

DSP.A.3: Investigate patterns of associations in bivariate data.

Monday: Topic 4 Test

Tuesday: Work on ReTesting; Data Project

Wednesday: Corrections; Data Project

Thursday: Work on ReTesting; Data Project

Friday: House Day



* Develop a model to show how particle motion changes when energy is added or taken away.

Monday: What does energy have to do with it?

Tuesday—Study guide--review for test



Friday---House Day

Social Studies

Unit Objective:

6-8.AH.3.GS.G Examine elections, issues, laws, and events of this time period to explain how the concepts of judicial review, elastic clause, and an amendment process were established or used to meet challenges.

This means your student can:

I can examine elections and issues of this time period to explain how the amendment process was established to solve problems.

This Week in History:

This week we spent time examining court cases in which the Supreme Court used its power of judicial review. We will wrap up the unit and test early next week.

Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Lara Brunk - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Chris Crowson - ccrowson@fulton58.org -


Hats and Hoodies in School

As a reminder, hats and hoodies are only to be worn at school if a student has purchased a Hat Pass from the Thrive Hive. Students who choose to wear hats or hoodies in the hallway will be asked to take them off.
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