## School News

SETTING UP CANVAS: link provides steps on how to set up a parent account on Canvas

Please be sure to encourage your child to advocate for his- or her- self at school, as this will prepare them for high school.

Students should be working on their health journals. They received copies of 21-30, the next set that needs to be completed after Christmas.

Dress-up Days for Spirit Week!!!

Monday December 21st: PJ Day: Wear your holiday pajama bottoms or Christmas jammies

Tuesday December 22nd: Holiday Hat and Hair Day

Wednesday December 23rd: Festive Holiday Sweater Day

## ILA Classes

Stems: Students can practice on cram.com, Quizlet.com, or studystack.com by searching wwtw.

Story: Students are reading The Giver and focusing on point of view and author's point of view. There will be a CUA on Friday.

Glassman: This week we are going to finish reading The Giver. We will have an end of book short answer assessment on theme and characterization. We are doing prep work in class to get the kids prepared. We will be watching the movie version of the Giver and doing some comparing and contrasting of similarities and differences, discussing why the directors/writers of the movie made certain choices. The Sci-Fi unit will be over by Friday, and we will be moving on to research. I THINK that research topics will be available to pick on Friday.

System 44:

• Prefix quiz rescheduled for next week Tuesday- study note cards
• Study Vocab- vocab quiz on Friday 12/18. Students wrote down words and definitions.
• read 20 min every night at home.

## Math

Lawson:

Monday~ fair game review and working on equation evaluation

Tuesday~ equation work

Wednesday ~ Holiday math stations

Ihlenfeldt:

In Algebra we are starting Chapter 6 which involves exponents and radical expressions.

8th grade math is starting chapter 4 which works on graphing lines.

Laufer:

We will be starting chapter 4…working on linear equations

For math tests and quizzes students should prepare by:

1. Check Skyward. Are all assignments in and passing?

2. Practice tests and quizzes from each section in the book.

3. Review pages at the end of the chapter in the book

4. On-line book has practice tests and quizzes: www.bigideasmath.com

mathblue westbend

Sternig:

All students have access to IXL to practice their math skills. Each class has different skill sets and skill levels to be working towards improvement. See link below.

1st Hour: Reviewing subtraction with borrowing

3rd Hour: 2.2 Quiz on Tuesday with ordering decimals and fractions

9th Hour: 3.1-3.2 Quiz on Tuesday with writing, naming, and comparing decimals.

## Science

Mr.Dziatkiewicz -are going to be doing labs on resistors, and then we will be learning about ohm’s law.

Mr.Peacy:

are going to be making crazy compound machine inventions (pictures and descriptions) and do a simple machines lab.

Mrs. Miller's: presentations of their aircraft projects.

## Social Studies- U.S. History

Mrs. Miller: The Ch. 6-1/6-2 Quiz retake for my classes is Friday. The Ch. 6 Final Unit Assessment for my classes is Tuesday, 12-22.

Mrs. Paulson:

Test on Chapter 6 on Tuesday 12-22. Please see below for study guide links. For those that take the regular test, there is an extra credit study guide on Mrs. Paulson's canvas page. Anyone can do the study guide for extra credit. Happy Holidays!

Mr. Granzow: Chapter 6 Test Tuesday or Wednesday

Mr. Christopherson Chapter 6 Test Tuesday or Wednesday

Study guides- Your child will know if they take the RM, M or regular test.

Modified (M)

https://quizlet.com/111789354/us-history-6-1-6-2-6-3-study-guide-m-flash-cards/

Extra Modified (RM)

https://quizlet.com/112109605/us-history-6-1-6-2-6-3-study-guide-rm-flash-cards/

The regular study guide can be found in the students canvas account.