Team 9 Update
Issue 28 March 13, 2020
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Monday, March 16th
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Tuesday, March 17th
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Wednesday, March 18th
- STUDENT LED CONFERENCES
Thursday, March 19th
Friday, March 20th
- NO SCHOOL
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Team 9 Core Classes
We are finishing our third unit of the school year! This unit has been all about technology and ethics. The essential question we've been busy exploring is:
"What ethical issues should be considered in the advancement of technology?"
Students will be working on their Unit 3 Final Project for the majority of this week. Students are allowed to pick their topic, and you can see the checklist that I have provided for students below.
Project Task: Students will select an advancement in technology and after conducting research on that topic, students will create a brochure proposing the ethical considerations for the advancement of that technology.
Get your topic approved by Mrs. Murphy
Research your topic—the information must come from at least three (3) different trustworthy websites/organizations. Your information should not only explain your chosen technology, but it should also give positives and negatives (pros and cons).
Using a brochure template in Microsoft Word, assemble your research. Your information should be a mix of paraphrasing and direct quotes from your research.
The cover of your brochure should have your topic, a picture that represents your topic, your name, and your class period. The back of your brochure should be your “Works Cited.” This is a list of the three websites you used for your research. Avoid plagiarism by correctly citing your sources! Mrs. Murphy will show you how to do this.
The other four panels of your brochure should contain the following sections:
1) Explanation of Technology
2) Pros of Technology (with two direct quotes from research)
3) Cons of Technology (with two direct quotes from research)
4) Your Recommendation
Graphics and pictures can be seen throughout the brochure but should not overwhelm the reader. There needs to be more text than pictures.
Proofread your writing. Make sure your brochure is free from spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. Your brochure should look organized and professional.
Here is the agenda for this week in Language Arts:
Monday March 2nd: Finish Researching Topic
Tuesday March 3rd: Begin Creating Brochure
Wednesday March 4th: Continue Creating Brochure
Thursday March 5th: Finish Creating Brochure/Print & Turn In
Friday March 6th: Optional Brochure Presentations for Extra Credit!
Please feel free to e-mail me at any time with questions or concerns about your student's progress in Language Arts. I am happy to help with all of your needs! Thank you for sharing your student with me--I'm having a great school year with this group of 8th graders.
Mrs. Lindsay Murphy
Welcome back from break! I look forward to seeing you all this week at conferences.
We will be continuing the Real Number System unit this week before moving into the Pythagorean Theorem. Our tentative schedule for this week is as follows.
Monday: review fractions, and repeating & terminating decimals
Tuesday: Unit 4 Quiz 1, Classifying Real Numbers
Wednesday: review squares, cubes, roots, and placing numbers on a number line
Thursday: Unit 4 Quiz 2
Friday: No school
Students can come in to lunch tutoring for help. Or check Schoology for help links. (Our new unit is the Real Number System.)
Please let me know if you have any concerns or questions. I offer at least 2 tutoring sessions a week. Students just need to sign up on the sign-up sheet outside my classroom.
Monday at lunch
Our first unit for the new year is the Industrial Revolution!
This week we are studying the many changes that the Industrial Revolution of the mid 1800's brought to the United States. In addition to industrialization, we are also looking at how immigration and urbanization affected the United States. We will also look at inventions and how they impacted these rapid changes that occurred in the mid-1800's.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Students working with microscopes and preparing wet mount slides.
Don't let their faces fool you, they were really excited to watch the chicks hatch!
This week we've been working on figuring out more about cells! We are comparing cells from different parts of different organisms. We've been continuing our work with microscopes and have looked at human blood, chicken blood, mammal cardiac muscles, chick skin, and frog skin. It has been so fun watching these kids get exciting over their findings!
One important goal of scientists and our learning community is to keep testing the ideas we figured out to see if they can apply to a broader and broader range of phenomena. So next week we will be bringing in sources to gather evidence to answer that question.
As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!
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