FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: Week of March 9-13
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
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
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
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.
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 - email@example.com
Chris Crowson - firstname.lastname@example.org -