## 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.

## ILA Classes

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

Read 180: Students are starting a science fiction unit. We will begin reading The Giver this week focusing on identifying characteristics of the protagonist. Students will take the SRI test on Tuesday to identify their current lexile.

Story: Students are working on vocabulary, main idea, and summary in nonfiction articles.

Glassman: Students are completing a research project on inventions.

System 44:

• Students will be starting a new module in their System 44 books called "Guilty until proven innocent"
• This week: Finishing our opinion piece project beginning to work on our GoFundMe project to raise money for our class Gardens. Ask your students their opinions on school food!
• read 20 min every night at home.

## Math

Lawson:

Monday~ Jp Review

Tuesday~Slope Bingo

Wednesday~Slope Story Problems

Thursday~Slope Story Problems

Friday~ Parallel/Perpendicular Lines and Slopes

Ihlenfeldt:

In Algebra we are working on simplifying radical expressions. By the end of the week we will be reviewing for the semester exams.

In 8th grade math we are graphing linear functions and finding the slope of lines using points and tables.

Laufer:

Continue our discussion of slope and add y-interceptâ€¦

Proportional relationships and slope-intercept form of a line.

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: Quiz on comparing decimals and place values. Moving into rounding decimals.

3rd Hour: Finish presentations. Multiplying fractions.

9th Hour: Moving into adding and subtracting decimals

## Science

Mr.Dziatkiewicz -are going to be doing labs soldering resistors, completing a study guide for Wednesdays test, and taking the course final on Wednesday. They will be rotating to Mr. Peacy on Tuesday, January 19th in the are of Chemical Engineering.

Mr.Peacy:

We are working on building Rube Goldberg machines this week. Your child will finish with Mr. Peacy this week and rotate to Mrs. Millers Flight and Space class on Tuesday, January 19th.

Mrs. Miller's: Mrs. Miller's student will be taking the end of the course test and will rotate to Mr. D for a quarter in electricity.

## Social Studies- U.S. History

Mrs. Miller: We will be working on 6-4. The students will be working on a Declaration of Independence Activity and taking a 6-4 quiz on Wednesday.

Mrs. Paulson:

Students will be working on an activity related to The Declaration of Independence, and taking a quiz on chapter 6.4 on Wednesday. Please see below for a link to study guides.

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 Wednesday.

Extra Modified (RM)

https://quizlet.com/114463478/us-history-chapter-64-study-guide-rm-flash-cards/

M Study guide

https://quizlet.com/112109426/us-history-chapter-64-study-guide-m-flash-cards/

The regular study guide can be found in the students canvas account.