LHR 8th At-Home Learning

Week 4 - April 13-17, 2020

Welcome Message

Welcome to Week 4 of LH Rather Junior High At-Home Learning. I know that I speak for the entire LHR staff when I say that we miss our Rather students so much. Two important things that I've realized through this experience are the value of consistent contact with students and families and the importance of maintaining positive relationships with them.

As much as we miss everyone and long to see our students, we know At-Home Learning allows us to do our part to stop the spread of this virus. Please continue to encourage your children to practice social distancing, wash their hands often and not touch their faces. (I never noticed how often I tend to touch my face before now...yikes!)

Remember that each week's assignments start on Monday and are due on Sunday night. Each Monday a new set of assignments will be posted. Your child should spend a couple hours each day working on completing these assignments.

If you struggle on a particular assignment, or are not happy with your "score" on an assignment, you need to join your teacher during "office hours" or call their Google Voice number so he/she can go over the assignment with you for "tutoring/corrections". These conversations between students and teachers are a very important way for teachers to determine whether the student is demonstrating progress in learning and they often give teachers much more information than just a percent score on an assignment.


One Tribe ~ One Team ~ One Family ~ One Dream

LH Rather Virtual Parade!

8th Grade Math

This week students will complete a Pre- Assessment in Google Classroom. The Pre- Assessment lets me know what previous knowledge students have about the upcoming topic, so in weeks to come I can assign work based on what they need to practice.

The Pre- Assessment is 16 questions over equations and inequalities.

In Google Classroom you will find your assignment. If you regularly have the questions read to you, please call me during my office hours and I will assist.

If you have any questions, please email me or call me.



8th Math/7th Pre-Algebra Week 4 At-Home Learning (Equations and Inequalities)

8th ELAR (English Language Arts & Reading)

This week we are going to review drama and poetry in Learning FarmYou will read “The Banana Tree” and take a selection quiz over the reading. We will also continue our journal this week.

  • Log in to Learning Farm and complete the lesson titled “Drama and Poetry Review”

  • Remember your username will be your first initial and last name, and your password is lhrather. If you have trouble signing in, or you do not see the above assignment, please contact Mrs. Whitlock tori.whitlock@bonhamisd.org or 903.486.7490 to make sure that you are using the correct login for your account.

  • Please read “The Banana Tree”. It is available in Google Classroom. After you read, complete the selection quiz using evidence from the selection to support your response.

  • If you routinely have questions and answers read aloud to you, this is available for the selection quiz in Google Classroom. If you need the Learning Farm assignment questions and answers read to you, please contact Mrs. Whitlock during her office hours to receive oral administration.

  • To continue your journal this week, you will complete at least three entries. This week we will take a little break from discussing the pandemic, and do some other writing. Please make each entry on a different day choosing one of the three topics here each time. You must complete an entry for each topic, but they can be in any order you choose. 1) Talk about a piece of advice given by an adult that you believe is entirely wrong. Why do you feel this way? 2) What is the most challenging thing you’ve ever faced in your life? 3) Describe your most exciting and joyous life experience. You can create a Google Doc to post these entries. There will be a place to submit your electronic journal in Google Classroom.

Week 4 AHL ELAR Video

8th Grade Social Studies

This week for Social Studies we are going to review units 7 and 8. You will be able to access the “Must Know” PowerPoints for both units in Google Classroom. Along with the power points there will be a “Points of Emphasis” assignment for each unit to complete this week. Log in to Google Classroom with your school email and password (the same one you use to log in to the Chromebook at school). Once logged in you will use the PowerPoint to help you to do the two assignments. Both assignments will be turned in through Google Classroom…once you have finished the assignment, return to the Google Classroom page, attach your work, and then click turn in. Once you have it turned in the box to the right will say “turned in”.

Assignment 1:

Use the Unit 7 Must know PowerPoint to answer the questions.

Assignment 2:

Use the Unit 8 Must know PowerPoint to answer the questions.

US history pictures to identify

8th Grade Science

During this fourth week of at home learning, in 8th Grade Science, we will review PLATE TECTONICS. Your assignments will be posted in Google Classroom, ultimately taking you to StemScopes for your main assignments, in addition to other assignments that will support your learning. Your grade will primarily come from the StemScopes assignments. If you do not do well on your assignments the first time, you will have the opportunity to redo that assignment.

To access your assignments, you will log into your Google Classroom account for Science using your BonhamISD student gmail account, click the new assignment in Google Classroom, click the link to StemScopes, and use your login information for StemScopes, and complete the assignments assigned to you. For most of you, your login information for StemScopes is your lunch number for the Username, and your lunch number for the Password. If it is different, a private message went out to you in Google Classroom the first week of at home learning.

If you have any questions, join me in video during my ‘office hours’, call me at 903-225-9772, or email me at erin.durante@bonhamisd.org.



Students should be completing their 2nd Semester Health assignments in Edgenuity to receive high school credit. Please contact Coach Hall at casey.hall@bonhamisd.org if you need to receive a paper copy of the Health assignments. Please note that BISD has Drive-In Wifi (see picture below) to complete assignments. Please ask for the paper copy of the Health assignment if you pick up paper packets each week to make sure you receive your high school credit for this course.

Edgenuity website- https://www.edgenuity.com/login/

Your username is your school email.

Your password is your lunch id #

Note taking tips on edgenuity for Health class


Students enrolled in Honors Algebra 1, Spanish 1 and/or 2nd Semester Health will complete their assigned work in Edgenuity in order to receive high school credit for these courses. Please contact your teacher if you have any questions about your work in Edgenuity or need printed copies of assigned work.

Students who have Mrs. Frazier, Ms. Winkels, Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Gordon or Mr. Parker will be contacted by their teachers regarding online and paper packet procedures for Weeks 4 and beyond. Please contact those teachers if you have any questions.

Bonus Activity - Chrome Music Lab


What is Chrome Music Lab?

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

What can it be used for?

Chrome Music Lab can be used as a tool for teachers and students to explore music and its connections to science, math, art, and more.

Can I use it to make my own songs?

Yes. Check out the Song Maker experiment, which lets you make and share your own songs.

Bonus Activity - PE

Music moves

When the music starts, begin doing jumping jacks or running in place. When you hear the word "Ghostbusters" complete one burpee then continue doing jumping jacks or running in place.

PE at Home: Music Moves from OPEN physed
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