Hornet's Nest

FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: For the Week of April 13-17

Upcoming Information


Each week, activities for review, reinforcement and enrichment will be posted in Google classroom on Mondays. Our goal is to have all students reading and writing each day. We are also including vocabulary, grammar and listening skills that we have worked on throughout the school year. Please encourage your student to check in with teachers via email or Google form each week. We look forward to hearing from them. ELA teachers will email parents/ guardians on Tuesdays to check in and keep you informed.

Please do not hesitate to reach out and ask questions!




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Students will work on any Essential Learning Outcomes (ELO) using something called Choice Boards. They will need to complete one ELO each week. Below is the link to the ELO's (this will also be placed in Google Classroom). Once they click on an ELO, it will take them to the Choice Board they should be working on. A reflection tool will be assigned in Google Classroom for them to fill out. Please email us if you have any questions!

Barb Barkho: bbarkho@fulton58.org

Jacob Lorentzen: jlorentzen@fulton58.org

Advanced Math

Students will be using choice boards to reinforce their understanding for concepts taught during 2nd semester and some key concepts discussed throughout the year. Students will choose one Topic to work on each week.

I hope everyone is staying safe and helathy.



Each week, the plan is to have a different "theme" that will review previous material that we have learned this year. Each week there were be an online assignment to review the information along with a hands-on activity to complete at home.

For the week of April 6th the theme is Newton's Laws of Motion, specifically the 1st and 2nd laws of motion. The weeks online assignments was given through a website called Legends of Learning. This website gives students the opportunity to review previous material from this year in a fun way by playing games and answering questions. The hands-on activity was a build activity in which student built a device to keep an egg safe when it is dropped from the top of the door frame. Students have until Monday, April 13 to complete the build activity.

For the week of April 13-17 the theme will be chemical and physical reactions. This weeks online assignment will again be from the Legends of Learning website. The hands-on activity will involve taking pictures of each type of reaction. More information will be sent to students next Monday regarding this activity.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at lshrout@fulton58.org pknipe@fulton58.org

Social Studies

Hey FMS family! The run down is this - review, reinforce and build relationships. Both social studies teachers have sent out work via Google Classroom that your students should be doing. This work ranges from review, enrichment, engagement of their research/critical thinking skills and fun. Please check in with us if you need anything, and please report any CB issues to the form sent out by administration.

Stay safe, wash your hands, don't touch your face, and practice social distancing. Remember to be positive and count the many good things you have during this uncertain time in our nations history.

Unit Objective:


This Week in History:



Please check Google Classroom for the most up-to-date assignments in the coming weeks. Please also remember to check our digital resource site for more history videos and articles at: https://sites.google.com/fulton58.org/8thgradefms/social-studies

Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Lara Brunk - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Chris Crowson - ccrowson@fulton58.org -