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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ELA

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

Math

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

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Objectives:

* 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 -

Reminders