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THIS WEEK IN THE CLASSROOMS: 10/17/16 - 10/21/16

Barkho MATH

Math 8

This week we will be focusing on solving equations using multiple steps.

Monday: PSI - Work Backwards pg 138 2 + 2more and Quiz 2-1 to 2-3

Tuesday: Inquiry Lab with Variables on Both Sides; pg 143 2-8

Wednesday: 2-4 Solve Equations with Variables on Each Side; pg 149 1-6

Thursday: 2-4 Again; pg 151 14-21

Friday: 2-4 Again; WS 2-4

Advanced Math

This week we will be focusing on modeling and writing functions.

Monday: 5-4 Writing a Function Rule

Tuesday: WS 5-4

Wednesday: Class Activity

Thursday: 5-5 Direct Variation; pg 280 4-14 even

Friday: 5-6 Inverse Variation; pg 288 4-14 even

Stuhlman Math

This week, students will continue working on Chapter 2 - Equations in One Variable.

Independent Work for the Week:
Monday - Solve Equations with Rational Coefficients - pg 117 20-29
Tuesday - Inquiry Lab - pg 120 1-4
Wednesday - Solve Two-Step Equations - Day 1 - pg 125 1-8
Thursday - Solve Two-Step Equations - Day 2 - pg 127 17-27

Friday - Write Two-Step Equations - Day 1 - pg 133 1-8

Lorentzen Math


Lesson 2-4

Review Practice

Independent work



Lesson 2-5

Pg. 153-156

Independent work




Lesson 2-5

Review Practice

Independent work



Chapter 2 Review

Independent work

Study for Test


Test over chapter 2

Independent work



Daily- Students will be expected to read an independent reading book and write for at least 10 minutes a day. Students will start work on a large project this week that they will be working on daily.

Monday- Review Conflict, Redo/complete missing work assignments, begin "The Bird"

Tuesday- Finish "The Bird" and answer questions. Man vs. Nature TED Talk, Assign Podcast Groups

Wednesday- Begin Up the Slide, Finish TED Talk

Thursday- Finish Up the Slide, Independent Reading Conflict Response

Friday-Finish any missing work and continue with projects


Science Project is Due Tuesday, Oct. 18. See information below regarding the project.

Monday: Time to work on the science project: Stations review activity--in class

Tuesday: PROJECTS DUE--students will be given time to share their project, if they want to!: Review game

Wednesday: Post TEST over inquiry: Video regarding our next unit.

Thursday: Begin research on celestial bodies

Friday: Continue research over celestial bodies

PROJECT CORNER--students should be working on this at home!!

Science Project

The goal of the unit on inquiry is to have students be able to design and conduct an experiment of their own choice. Students will need to show/present the following information about their experiment.

1. Testable question approved by the teacher

2. Independent and dependent variables for the experiment

3. At least 2 constants you keep the same throughout the experiment

4. List of materials used

5. Procedure of experiment

6. Data table of results

7. Graph of results

8. Conclusion of results

9. At least 2 pictures of you collecting the data or a video of you collecting the data.

Students can use a variety of formats to share their experiment with me. They can make a poster, do a google slide presentation or use one of the ideas shared with them in class by our guest presenter Mr. Howard.


Hello Parents, Students, and Guardians!

Monday, 10/17-Today we will view the Digital Learning Projects students created dealing with the information in Chapter 12.

Tuesday, 10/18-Today we are going to analyze the Star Spangled, and complete the reading and questions in the Chapter 13, the Introduction and Section 2.

Wednesday, 10/19-We will be reading about the Era of Good Feelings, and completing the questions in Chapter 13, Section 3.

Thursday, 10/20-Mrs. McDaniel will have a sub, so be on your best behavior! Mr. Krankowski's class will be reviewing information we have learned this far by playing a game called Pass the Chicken!

Friday, 10/21-Students will be viewing an Art Exhibit of American Artwork from the 1800's. The activity will show how Americans started to develop their own unique form of culture during this time.

Best Regards,

Mrs. McDaniel & Mr. Krankowski


Student-Led Conferences are Coming!

Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 3:30-7pm

403 East 10th Street

Fulton, MO

Hey Hornet families!!! Student-led conferences are just around the corner!! Don't forget to mark your calendars for October 26, 2016 from 3:30-7:00PM and November 2, 2016 from 3:30-7:00PM. This is a great opportunity for your students to demonstrate the learning and growth they have experienced so far this school year!! If these dates don't work for you, please contact your student's teacher, as parental involvement is very important to child's success.

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Please make sure your student is charging his or her Chrome book at night so they are prepared to work in the morning. Thanks!