Team 9 Update
Issue 14 November 8, 2019
Monday, November 11th-
- NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, November 12th
- Lunch Help- Math (Williams)
· 3:30- 7th/8th Grade Wrestling @ Manhattan Eisenhower
· 3:30- 7th Grade Girls’ BBall @ Home
· 3:45- 8th Grade Girls’ BBall @ Emporia
Wednesday, November 13th
- Academic Success Day in WINN
- To Kill a Mockingbird Quiz in Language Arts--Chapters 10-12 (Murphy)
- Math Unit 1 Quiz 6- Writing Equations in Slope Intercept Form
- After School Math Help from 3-4pm (Must have parent/guardian contact Mrs. Williams first)
Thursday, November 14th
3:30- 7th Grade Girls’ BBall @ Washburn Rural
3:30- 8th Grade Girls’ BBall @ Home
4:00- Wrestling at Abilene Middle
Friday, November 15th
- Library Visit in Language Arts (Murphy)
Saturday, November 16th
- 9AM-1PM 8th grade Girl's Basketball at Fort Riley
November 11: No School--Veteran's Day
November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break
December 7: Snowman Shuffle and Renaissance Pancake and Vendor Fair
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Team 9 Core Classes
We are well into our second unit of the year. The focus of this unit is 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.
Last Friday, students spent time exploring our unit essential question in terms of To Kill a Mockingbird. Our unit essential question is "What shapes our sense of morality and how does that knowledge influence our interactions with others?" Please ask your student about the idea of morality and how it pertains to our novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
We are now through chapters 11 in the book. On Wednesday, students will take their fourth quiz over To Kill a Mockingbird. This quiz will cover chapters 10-12. 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 take an assessment on writing equations in slope intercept form. Please encourage your student to come in to tutoring to get help if they need it. We will then be moving into Inequalities, which is our last chapter in this unit. I am very proud of the growth I have seen from Team 9 students!
Tuesday- Comparing Rates HW 14 goes out today due 11/15 (lunch tutoring)
Wednesday-Unit 1 Quiz 6- Writing Equations in Slope-Intercept Form
Thursday- Introduction to Inequalities
Friday- One Step Inequalities
Please email or call if you have questions.
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 finished up and presented our Landform Project and I must say that I was amazed by some of the work these students completed! This next week we will be moving forward to figuring out how these landforms came to be in the first place. As well as beginning a dive into plate tectonics.
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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