Hornet's Nest

FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: Week of March 16-20

Upcoming Information

Washington, D.C. and New York, NY 2021 Trip Details:

Come to the information meeting on Thursday, March 19, at 6:00 PM in the Fulton MS Gym to learn more. Contact Mrs. Yates with questions: hyates@fulton58.org
March 23-27 Spring Break
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Unit Objective:

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

This Week in ELA:

Monday- Figurative Language Activities

Tuesday- Figurative Language Activities

Wednesday-Figurative Language Post Test/Wrap up the quarter.

Thursday-Reteaching/Test Makeups/Wrap up the Quarter

Friday- End of 3rd Quarter/Grades DUE


Unit 7 Objectives:

GM.B: Understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Learning for the Week

This week students will work on understanding the Pythagorean Theorem.

Monday: Lesson 7: A Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem; Week Sheet #3

Tuesday: Lesson 8: Finding Unknown Side Lengths

Wednesday: Lesson 9: The Converse

Thursday: Lesson 10: Applications of the Pythagorean Theorem

Friday: Pythagorean Theorem Quiz

Advanced Math

Topic 9 Objective:

Simplify and Factor Polynomials

Learning for the Week

This week students will begin finish simplifying polynomials and begin factoring.

Monday: 7-3 Multiplying Special Cases; pg 279 12-13, 17-25, 29-33 odd

Tuesday: Worksheet 7-1 to 7-3

Wednesday: 7-1 to 7-3 Quiz

Thursday: 7-4 Factoring Polynomials; pg 285 20, 30-38 even

Friday: 7-4 Activity



* 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.

Project Objectives:

* Construct, test and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.

* Apply scientific principles to design, construct and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.

Monday: Work on project--here is the link to information regarding the project

Tuesday—Work on project

Wednesday—Last day to work on the project

Thursday---Project due--the science behind it

Friday ---Test devices

Social Studies

Unit Objective:

6-8.AH.4.G.B Assess Manifest Destiny in relation to push-pull factors, geographic features, and human-environmental interactions to determine their influence on the movement of goods, people and ideas.

This means your student can:

I can explain how events and ideas of this time period pushed and/or pulled people to move West.

This Week in History:

We wrapped up Jacksonian Democracy and started Manifest Destiny.

Next Week:

Students will start to explore what caused people to move westward in the 19th century.

Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Lara Brunk - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Chris Crowson - ccrowson@fulton58.org -