Team 9 Update
Issue 13 November 1, 2019
Monday, November 4th-
Tuesday, November 5th- Guy Fawkes Day
- Lunch Help- Math (Williams)
Wednesday, November 6th-
- Quiz in Language Arts--Chapters 7-9 in To Kill a Mockingbird (Murphy)
- Academic Success Day in WINN
- 6:00-7:00- Anti-Bullying Parent Meeting- Auditorium
Thursday, November 7th-
- After School Math Help from 3-4pm (Must have parent/guardian contact Mrs. Williams first)
- 3:30- 7th Grade Girls BBall vs. Manhattan Eisenhower @JCMS
- 3:30- 8th Grade Girls BBall @ Manhattan Eisenhower
Friday, November 8th-
- 3:30- Winter Sports Pictures
- Dance for Renaissance Card Holders
- KAY field trip to Regional Conference (Mrs. Williams gone)
November 11: No School--Veteran's Day
November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break
December 7: Snowman Shuffle and Renaissance Pancake and Vendor Fair
Miss Temaat twinning with Cooper
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Team 9 Core Classes
We are well into our second unit of the year. The focus of this unit will be on one of the most famous books ever written--To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Even though this book was published in 1960, the lessons it contains are more important than ever.
Students just finished a small writing assessment over chapters 1-6 in To Kill a Mockingbird. The writing task asked students to explain how Atticus (the father) shapes or influences the morality of his children, Jem and Scout. Students will be scored on their ability to make a claim and support it with evidence from the text. I will be providing feedback to students for this piece of writing this week! Ask your student to share their feedback with you.
We are now through chapters 1-7 in the book. On Wednesday, students will take their third quiz over To Kill a Mockingbird. This quiz will cover chapters 7-9. The quizzes that we take for this book should be extremely easy if students are doing the reading and participating in class discussion.
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
This week we will focus on writing equations in slope intercept form. Please encourage your student to come in to Tuesday lunch, Wednesday WINN, or Thursday from 3pm to 4pm if they need help or to make corrections. Let me know (by emailing) if you are not receiving emailed progress reports from me (I usually send them out weekly). Thanks for being supportive families and helping our students be successful!
Monday- Writing Equations from a point and slope- HW 13 goes out today due 11/8
Tuesday- Writing Equations from a Table (lunch tutoring)
Wednesday- Slope Formula Review (WINN tutoring)
Thursday- Writing Equations from 2 points (after school tutoring)
Friday- Writing Equations Practice- DeltaMath assignment due Tuesday 11/12
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This week we applied the Bill of Rights to real life. We created a Student Bill of Rights and then we looked at actual Supreme Court cases and applied the Bill of Rights to see if there was a violation. If you want to challenge our High Score of 4,900 by Lorna Rae on iCivics "Do You Have A Right?" game use this link : https://www.icivics.org/games/do-i-have-right
Highest Scoring Students for each hour
Ryan M. Hour 2
Lorna Rae P. Hour 3
Bella P. Hour 5
Zeke W. Hour 6
This week students also wrote their own opinion to a real Supreme Court case applying the rights in the Amendments to the Constitution.
Next week, we will learn about Federalism, Political Parties and Elections as we move in to Unit 3- America's First Presidents!
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
This week we started our Land form Project. Students will be researching a specific land form that was a part of the Louisiana Purchase or Lewis and Clark's expedition and making a presentation for next Wednesday the 6th. Students have the option to make a 3D model, a Powerpoint, a poster, a dodecahedron, or a poster on their land form. We will be working on these in class on Monday and Tuesday, but I encourage you with your child about their project and see what awesome ideas they come up with for their presentation!
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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