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FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: Week of Oct. 28-31

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Unit Objective:

8RL1A: Draw conclusions, infer, and analyze by citing the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Learning Target: I can draw conclusions and infer by using textual evidence while reading the 8th grade text Flowers for Algernon.

8RL1B: Determine the meaning of words and phrases using affixes

Use the prefixes and suffixes over-, bio- un-, and ful to figure out meanings of words.

This Week in ELA:

Monday- Flowers for Algernon audio clip, inferencing, vocabulary

Tuesday- Flowers for Algernon audio clip, inferencing, vocabulary

Wednesday- Flowers for Algernon audio clip, drawing conclusions, vocabulary

Thursday- HOUSE DAY



Unit Objectives:

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.

Learning Target for the Week:

To use understand and use linear relationships.

Monday: Lesson 6 Describing Transformations; Week Sheet #2

Tuesday: Lesson 7 Representations of Linear Relationships

Wednesday: Lesson 8 Translating to y = mx + b

Thursday: House Day

Friday: No School

Unit 3 Week Sheet #2 (Lessons 6-8); due Tuesday (11/5)

Advanced Math

Unit Objective:

Understanding linear equations and analyzing data.

Learning Target for the Week:

To use and write linear equations.

Monday: 2-2 Point-Slope Form; WS 2-2 Graphing

Tuesday: Quiz 2-2; WS 2-2

Wednesday: 2-3 Standard Form; pg 73 33-40

Thursday: House Day

Friday: No School


Last week students learned all about gravitational, electrical and magnetic forces. This week they will being learning about kinetic and potential energy.

Objectives for the unit:

Consturct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of the object.

Develop a model to describe the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.

Conduct, use and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

Monday: Introduction activity: What is kinetic and potential energy?

Tuesday: Energy Skate Park online simulation

Wednesday:Kinetic Energy Graphs

Thursday: House Day

Friday: No School

Social Studies

Unit Objective:

6-8.AH.3.CC.F Infer how events of this period led to the development of philosophies, interest groups, and political parties.

This means your student can:

I can explain what led to the development of political parties.

This Week in History:

This coming week we will start looking at the emergence of political parties and the fathers of those parties. (Oh, how would ol' Washington feel about that?) If needed, we will also do reteaching/retesting over the Washington unit.

Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Lara Brunk - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Chris Crowson - ccrowson@fulton58.org -

Wasingtons Presidency wrap up

What can we say? Well, we can say that we wrapped up Washingtons' Presidency and completed a post-test. We acted in a play (y'all have got some great actors out there) and overall became proficient at Washingtons' Presidency. We are very lucky to have your students!


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.