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FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: Week of March 9-13

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Unit Objective:

8W2Ac: Argumentative: Develop argumentative writing by introducing and supporting a claim with clear reasons and relevant evidence; acknowledging counterclaims; and establishing relationships among claims, counterclaims, and supporting evidece.

This Week in ELA:

Monday- Argumentative Writing Practice/Figurative Language Pretest

Tuesday- Argumentative Writing/Figurative Langauge

Wednesday-Argumentative Writing Practice/Figurative Language

Thursday- Argumentative Writing Due Friday

Friday- Argumentative Writing Project Due/Figurative Language


Unit 7 Objectives:

GM.B: Understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Learning for the Week

This week students will begin their understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem by looking at square roots.

Monday: Lesson 3: Rational and Irrational Numbers; Week Sheet #2

Tuesday: Lesson 4: Square Roots on the Number Line

Wednesday: Lesson 4: Square Roots on the Number Line (Continued)

Thursday: Lesson 5: Reasoning About Squares

Friday: Lesson 6: Finding Side Lengths of Triangles

Advanced Math

Topic 9 Objective:

Simplify and Factor Polynomials

Learning for the Week

This week students will begin their understanding of polynomials.

Monday: Topic 7 PreTest

Tuesday: Topic 3 Corrections

Wednesday: 7-1 Adding & Subtracting Polynomials; pg 265 15-16, 28-38 even

Thursday: 7-2 Multiplying Polynomials; pg 273 13, 18-32, 36 even

Friday: WS 7-2



* Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after interactions to determine if a chemical reaction as occurred.

* Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms remains the same during a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.

Monday: Project introduction

Tuesday—Insulators and Conductors mini lesson

Wednesday—Collect data for project

Thursday---Data collection for project

Friday ---Work on project

Social Studies

Unit Objective:

6-8.AH.4.G.B Assess Manifest Destiny in relation to push-pull factors, geographic features, and human-environmental interactions to determine their influence on the movement of goods, people and ideas.

This means your student can:

I can explain how events and ideas of this time period pushed and/or pulled people to move West.

This Week in History:

We wrapped up Jacksonian Democracy and started Manifest Destiny.

Next Week:

Students will start to explore what caused people to move westward in the 19th century.

Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Lara Brunk - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Chris Crowson - ccrowson@fulton58.org -