OMS 8th Grade Newsletter

Important Reminders and Upcoming Events Below! 3/21- 3/25

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Book Fair at OMS

Book Fair is March 22th, 23rd, 24th Tuesday- Thursday. Click on the link below to sign up.


www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0449AEA72AA6FF2-omsparent

8th Grade Picnic

Parents~

We are looking for donations for our annual 8th grade picnic. If you are interested, please send in the items below. Thank you in advance!!

**Individual plastic bottled water

**Individual packages of chips

**Please send all donations to Ms. Cooper’s classroom (room 427 – 8th grade hallway) by Friday, May 20th, 2016**Please see the attached information about the 8th grade picnic!


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lnd6S9wNEOxnI8jjiV3sZxsJ-nvKa04JgCwLOPBy0nc/edit?usp=sharing

High School Transition Meeting Times

Please click the link to see high school transition meeting times:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4yaSSfOebxRZS00SUpJaEJmT0k/view?usp=sharing

Social Studies

Ms. Sessa:

Students will begin the final unit of the year—Georgia in the Civil Rights Era. Topics this week include comparing the relatively peaceful protests of the Atlanta area with that of other cities throughout the South and key national legislation prior to 1964.


Ms. Salazar:

Wed 3/23: Yellow Milestones Review Packet due

We will begin GA Government next week.


Ms. Coleman:

Chapter 17 Reconstruction exam is scheduled for Wednesday March 23. This will NOT be an open notes exam. A study checklist will be published on the Planner in Its Learning.

Science

Mrs. Holmes (Advanced):

This week we finished up talking about Bonding and Nuclear Reactions. W are exploring chemical reactions next week. We will be doing multiple labs on the conservation of mass and balancing chemical equations. Next Thursday, we will have a small summative over bonding, reactions, and radioactivity.


Mr. McCormack, Mr. Kinneer, and Mrs. Holmes:

This week we finished up talking about Bonding and Nuclear Reactions. W are exploring chemical reactions next week. We will be doing multiple labs on the conservation of mass and balancing chemical equations. Next Thursday, we will have a small summative over bonding, reactions, and radioactivity.

Math:

Ms. Pitner and Ms. Wharton:

In math this week, we continued learning about transformations. Students worked hard to master reflections and rotations, and finished the week by completing a quiz on both topics. Next week, we will continue to review transformations but will also move on to learning about transversals. Our summative exam for Unit 6 will be on March 30th-31st. If students are leaving early for spring break and will miss these dates, they need to notify their teacher right away so we can plan accordingly.


Ms. Cooper:

Accelerated/Advanced Math – Cooper – Please check the class website for all assignments (ie. homework, class work, and assessments). https://mathmscooper.wordpress.com/

Spanish

Ms. Pacheco and Ms. Campos:

Students are learning about Sports/Hobbies and Mexico. We are making great progress on Reading/ Listening/ Comprehension and we will continue with the Spanish novel in the next few weeks.

Language Arts

Mrs. Taylor:

On Level:

Next week we continue reading and annotating To Kill A Mockingbird. We will focus on chapters 11-14. Students will answer questions, discuss, and take daily quizzes. On Friday, March 25th we will have a Socratic Seminar. Students need to come in prepared to discuss. This discussion will cover chapters 1-14.

Advanced:

Next week we will focus on chapters 15-22 in To Kill A Mockingbird. We will work on an argumentative topic. Students will randomly choose from several topics and present to the class their position and findings. Continue to look on ITS learning for more resources and updates.


Mrs. Barrett

To Kill A Mockingbird is going well and is bringing about great discussions. Just remember- each week, there will be a set of questions to complete and a quiz. Students will be expected to take the quizzes even if they are absent throughout the week. The calendar of all due dates and assignments is on itslearning. There will be study sessions each Friday at 8:20 to review that week’s set of chapters.


Ms. Sams:

Ms. Sams’ classes will begin the week with a quiz on Chapters 6-10 of To Kill a Mockingbird. We will then jump into our reading and activities for Chapters 11-14. Study guide questions will be due, and a quiz will be taken on these chapters on Friday. Study/review sessions will be held at 8:15am on Monday and on Friday for the quizzes, but students are welcome any morning at 8:15am for extra help.

Reading

Mrs. Griffey:

We will be working on test corrections, phonics skills, reading comprehension skills, and our poetry unit with figurative language. At the end of the week, we’ll be discussing a project which will be done independently for a summative grade.