## School News

SETTING UP CANVAS: link provides steps on how to set up a parent account on Canvas

Please be sure to encourage your child to advocate for his- or her- self at school, as this will prepare them for high school.

We are going to be breaking the health unit tests down from now on. Instead of testing on a unit, which covers three chapters, we are going to test after each chapter. Students received a study guide last week for part 3. They will be taking part 3 of the health test this week when their class takes the entire exam. Some students did not choose to participate in taking each portion piece by piece, but are planning on taking it all at once. They need to study all of the study guides.

## ILA Classes

Stems: Students can practice on cram.com, Quizlet.com, or studystack.com by searching wwtw.

Read 180: Students will read Battle books in groups, use the strategy "Notice and Note," and focus on vocabulary. Students should continue to study their stems.

Story: Students will read Running Out of Time and us the "Notice and Note" strategy. There is a stems quiz on Friday on list 17 (9-19) and List 10 (13-25). Students should be studying all week.

Glassman: Students will continue the historical fiction unit and should be reading their novels at home. There is a stems quiz on Friday on lists 16 and 17. Students should be studying all week.

System 44:

• Students will be continuing to work on "Guilty until proven innocent"
• Our Gofundme campaign is underway! Please donate or share- the students worked so hard! www.gofundme.com/badgergarden
• Students will be beginning their poetry unit! They started it off with a Martin Luther King Poem. The Poems were amazing!
• read 20 min every night at home.

## Math

Lawson:

Monday~ review graphing and mini-graphing Quiz

Tuesday~ using algebra tiles to solve systems of linear equations with substitution

Wednesday~complete substitution problems on worksheet with algebra tiles or algorithmically

Thursday~ go over substitution worksheet and complete real-world problems in partners

Friday~apply strategies to calculate substitution problems on riddle worksheet

Ihlenfeldt:

In Algebra we will be testing Chapter 6 on Wednesday or Thursday. We then move on to polynomials.

In 8th grade math we will be working on solving systems by substitution. I hope to quiz sections 1 and 2 by the end of the week.

Laufer:

We will solve systems by substitution. Take a quiz on Wednesday/Thursday. Start solving systems by elimination on Friday.

For math tests and quizzes students should prepare by:

1. Check Skyward. Are all assignments in and passing?

2. Practice tests and quizzes from each section in the book.

3. Review pages at the end of the chapter in the book

4. On-line book has practice tests and quizzes: www.bigideasmath.com

mathblue westbend

Sternig:

All students have access to IXL to practice their math skills. Each class has different skill sets and skill levels to be working towards improvement. See link below.

1st Hour: Practice adding and subtracting decimals, finding numerical patterns, and solving story problems using charts and tables.

3rd Hour: Review for chapter test coming up next week.

9th Hour: Finish chapter three test and move into utilizing exponents, powers of ten, and multiplying decimals and whole numbers.

## PLTW Science

Project Lead the Way rotates quarterly so..... if your child had Mrs. Miller they move to Mr. D. If they had Mr. D they move to Mr. Peacy and if they had Mr. Peacy they rotate to Mrs. Miller. Welcome!!!!

Mr. D.-

We are making the motors this week, and on Friday all 8th grade science will be taking their kids to a mac, and they will meet with their counselors.

Mr.Peacy:

We will be starting nano technology this week. Quiz tomorrow.

https://quizlet.com/_1yztb4

Mrs. Miller's:

PLTW Oleary Miller will be working to develop a powtoon presentation on their selected career. Presentations will continue today. Tuesday through Thursday students will be researching a particular aircraft with the intention of building that aircraft next week.

## Social Studies- U.S. History

Mrs. Paulson & Mrs. Miller:

We will be taking notes on chapter 8.2 this week, as well as taking the quiz for 8.2 on Friday. Please check back for the study guide link. It will be posted by Monday evening.

Mr. Christopherson

Mr. Granzow:

Study guides- Your child will know if they take the RM, M or regular test.

Here are the study guides for Friday.

The regular study guide can be found in the students canvas account when teachers have made them available.