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FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: Week of Feb 17-21

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Unit Objective:

8.RL.1.A Use context to determine the figurative meanings of words or phrases.

8RL1B: Determine the meaning of words and phrases are they are used in the text; including figurative and connotative meanings using context, affixes, or references materials. I can also use prefixes to figure out meanings of words. The prefixes are -under, terr-, -photo, and -graph

This Week in ELA:


Tuesday- Boy in the Striped Pajamas- Packets DUE.

Wednesday- Boy in the Striped Pajamas review and wrap up

Thursday- Boy in the Striped Pajamas Test/Retest

Friday- MAP test strategies/practice and vocabulary


Unit 7 Objectives:

EEI.A.1: Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent expressions.

EEI.A.4: Use scientific notation to solve problems.

Learning for the Week

This week students will work with Scientific Notation

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Lesson 9: Describing Large and Small Numbers, Exponent Quiz

Wednesday: Lesson 10: Representing Large Numbers on the Number Line

Thursday: Lesson 11: Representing Small Numbers on the Number Line

Friday: Lesson 12: Applications of Arithmetic with Powers of 10

Advanced Math

Topic 6 Objective:

EEI.A.1: Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent expressions.

GM.B: Understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Learning for the Week

This week students will finalize their understanding of exponents.

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Review WS

Wednesday: Topic 6 Test

Thursday: Topic 3 PreTest

Friday: Corrections



* 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.


Tuesday—Stations Day --Chemical or Physical Reactions

Wednesday—Wrap up stations and discuss

Thursday--- Define chemical and physical changes: list the indicators of chemical changes and reactions: label stations as chemical or physical

Friday --- Review: 3,2,1 Assessment of chemical and physical changes

Social Studies

Unit Objective:

6-8.AH.3.G.C Compare major patterns of population distribution, demographics and migrations in the United States during this era c. 1763-1812.

This means your student can:

After studying Andrew Jackson’s Presidency, I can decide if Andrew Jackson is a hero or villain.

This Week in History:

What a week! Your student worked with the HS counselors on Monday, started the Jacksonian Democracy Tuesday and continued to work on it Friday.

Next Week:

We will continue to explore Andrew Jackson’s Presidency.

Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Lara Brunk - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Chris Crowson - ccrowson@fulton58.org -