Team 9 Update

Issue 6 September 13 , 2019

Upcoming Events

We will post events and reminders in this section. Check back often to see updates. You can also check the school calendar here: http://jcms.usd475.org/school-calendar/ or the athletic calendar here: https://www.centennialmiddleschoolleague.org/public/genie/513/school/3/date/2019-08-01/view/week/


Monday, September 16th-





Tuesday, September 17th-


  • lunch study session (Mrs. Williams math)



Wednesday, September 18th-


  • morning math help (Mrs. Williams math)
  • Cross Country (away)



Thursday, September 19th-


  • lunch math help (Mrs. Williams math)
  • Football (home)
  • Volleyball (home)



Friday, September 20th-


  • Quiz in Math (Mrs. Williams)
  • Cross Country (away)
  • Academic Success WINN time- students can get help from their teachers during this time. It is an excellent way to catch up, retake assessments, or get help.
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Math Club and GROW

Math Club

See Mrs. Hammock in C101 for more information. Or email karissahammock@usd475.org


GROW

Pick up applications in D142. See Mrs. White (lindseywhite@usd475.org) or Mrs. Russel for more information.

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Team 9 Core Classes

Language Arts

Last week, I gave students feedback on their very first writing piece of the year. Ask your student to share this feedback with you! These 8th graders know how to write--I was extremely impressed by their first writing assessment! I can't wait to see how they grow even more this year in their writing ability.


This week we will be wrapping up our second short story of the year: "The Necklace" by French author Guy de Maupassant. This story had quite the plot twist and fit in perfectly with our Unit 1 Essential Question: how and why is truth manipulated? To end our time with this story, students will be writing an argumentative paragraph that explains how "The Necklace" answers our essential question. This will be their second writing assessment of the year! Be on the lookout for the feedback I give your student on this piece.


At the end of this week, we will start our final short story for Unit 1: the infamous "Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. My students LOVE learning about Poe every year! I have lots of fun things planned for this classic story.


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 kiddos.


Mrs. Lindsay Murphy

LindsayMurphy@usd475.org


Remind Notifications

Would you like to receive important reminders and announcements from me about this class and Team 9? Follow these directions-

Using your cell phone, enter this number:

81010

And text this message:

@murphy1920

Want e-mails instead? Send a blank e-mail to:

murphy1920@mail.remind.com

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Math- Mrs. Williams

Hello, Team 9 Families!


Try the Challenge Question from last week's homework that is posted above. We will be solving more and more complex equations over the next few weeks. Next week we will be solving equations with distribution and combining like terms, equations with variables on both sides, and multi-step equations. Please have your student ask for help if they need it. Help links are posted on Schoology every night.



  • Quiz and posttest retakes will be during tutor times and WINN next week.


Please email or call if you have questions.

Jamie Williams

jamiewilliams@usd475.org

785-717-4419

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US History

Friday 9/6

Grades to look for--
Valley Forge DBQ's and Vocab Quiz 1 are in the gradebook. Students have one re-take on the Vocab Quiz, and revisions for the DBQ go final at the end of the day, so be sure to remind your students to get those turned in. For students that turned them in late (today), I will have the grades updated over the weekend.


This week we learned about Thomas Hobbes and John Locke and their different ideas about the state of nature, natural rights and the purpose of government.

ASK YOUR STUDENT WHETHER THEY THINK HOBBES OR LOCKE ARE RIGHT ABOUT HUMAN NATURE!


We also learned about the Articles of Confederation, our nation's first attempt at a national government and why it failed.

Next week we will review, then start on the US Constitution!


Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Ben Trenary

785-717-4467
benjamintrenary@usd475.org

Science

We worked to answer the following essential questions this week:


  • What does the record look like up close?
  • Are other objects that produce music also moving back and forth when they make sounds?


This week we brought in tuning forks, a guitar, and drums to compare our record player to different music makers. We had fun playing the instruments and watching different movements in slow motion.


Also, during WINN the students have been working on building a bridge with spaghetti and hot glue. We had a fun time testing them on Friday! Congrats to our winners!


As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!


Breanna Temaat

785-717-4840

breannatemaat@usd475.org

Foundational Math - Mr. Goehl

Hello everybody!


This first few weeks we worked on going over classroom rules and expectations and started on our first unit, Place Value of Multi-Digit Whole Numbers.

For week 4 we will be studying and nearing in on our first quiz over place value.


If you have any questions or concerns please let me know!

785-717-4485

evangoehl@usd475.org

Spanish Translation Phone Line 785-717-4428

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Helpful Links