Science 8 Newsletter

Hicksville Middle School

Welcome to Room 237!

I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the busy holiday season! In this email you will find major topics of study and assignments for the upcoming weeks. I have listed a date to be assigned and/or due date for each, but please note these may change due to school events or need for further review.

Grades for this week?

Science 8 students will be earning grades on the following assignments for the week:


  1. SchoolNet Homework #1: On Monday (12/14) students were assigned a 5 question homework assignment on SchoolNet (found by signing in to PowerSchool). This assignment will be checked at 8:00AM on Tuesday (12/15) and graded for notebook points.
  2. SchoolNet Homework #2: On Tuesday (12/15) students will be assigned a 5 question homework assignment on SchoolNet (found by signing in to PowerSchool). This assignment will be checked at 8:00AM on Wednesday (12/16) and graded for notebook points.
  3. Topographic Map Mountain Lab: On Tuesday (12/15), students will use Play-Doh to create a mountain from which they will develop a matching topographic map. This lab will be checked for completion on Friday (12/18) and graded for project points over the holiday break.
  4. Earth's Surface Unit Test Review Guide: On Wednesday (12/16), students will receive a test review guide to prepare for Friday's test. This review guide will be checked on Friday (12/18) for a homework grade.
  5. Earth's Surface Unit Test: Students will complete their second unit test for Quarter 2 on Friday (12/18). To prepare for this test, students should use the information found behind Tab 4 in their Science 8 Notebook to complete the review guide.


Test Review Session: A second test review session will be held on Thursday (12/17) after school from 3:10 - 3:40PM. I would highly recommend any student who struggles with quizzes/tests to attend this session.

What have we been up to?

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Glacier Modeling: Students used Play-Doh and a mini glacier (ice cube with rocks, sand, and dirt) to model the impact of a glacier on a landscape. As part of this exploration, we discovered local glacial lakes and scarring on Kelley's Island!
Class Dojo

Student performance is tracked daily using the Class Dojo app. Access your student's profile to view his or her daily or weekly class performance by clicking on the button above.

Quizlet

This website features flashcards and games to help your student study unit vocabulary in preparation for quizzes and tests. Click the button above to visit the website.