The Hornet's Nest

8th grade newsletter

Week of April 15-18


Important Dates:


  • No school April 19
  • Math MAP testing - April 16-17
  • Science MAP testing - April 18
  • 29th - 8th Grade Celebration Field trip to Sports Fusion
  • Monday, April 15 field trip form and money due
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Below you will find the link to the Proficiency Scale for ELO 10 (Volume and Surface Area). Ask your child where they are currently performing. They have that information in their 8th Grade eBinder.

Students need to either have their book or have access to the online book to be able to ensure their understanding of the concepts by doing their independent work.

Week at a Glance

Students will be completing volume and surface area.

This Week's Objectives:

Students will be able to find volume of composite figures and surface area along with working on a volume and surface area project.

Daily Independent Work:

Monday: Surface Area of All Shapes; Worksheet

While MAP testing is happening, the following objectives will be taught:

  • Finding volume of composite figures
  • Using a real world application to apply volume and surface area (Cake Boss Project)
  • Review ELO 10

Advanced Math

Week at a Glance:

This week students will finish their understanding of functions.

This Week's Objectives:

Students will evaluate functions.

Daily Independent Work:

Monday: 3-2 Evaluate Functions; pg 100 13-19, 33

Tuesday: Evaluate Functions Activity

Wednesday: Review

Thursday: MAP Packet

Friday: Function Quiz

Social Studies

Week at a Glance:

Students started working on a Civil War project this week. Ask your child what project choice they are doing!

Students will be learning:

Students will analyze the American Civil War and put the puzzle pieces together, including political, social, and economic issues that led to war and the repercussions after the war.

Objective 12 Important Vocabulary:

Confederate States of America, Union, Emancipation Proclamation, Fort Sumter, Border States, Anaconda Plan, Sherman’s March, Battle of Gettysburg, Battle of Vicksburg, Battle of Antietam, Appomattox Court House, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee

Learning Target for the Week:

Objective #12:

The student can summarize:

  • The strengths, weaknesses & strategies of the Union and Confederacy

  • The end of the war, including long-term political, economic and social consequences.



Yay! We have completed ELA MAP and cannot wait to get back to finishing our Tom Sawyer Unit and continuing to work on our new unit: The Holocaust. ELA is full steam ahead until the end of the school year, so please make sure you are coming to class every day prepared to participate and learn!

*You need to bring your charged chrome book everyday to be successful.

*Students also need to remember to bring their planners everyday to write down daily objectives and upcoming events.



Construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy (heat).

Weekly Agenda:

Monday: Rotten Egg Build and Test

Tuesday: Rotten Egg Test and Redesign

Wednesday: Redesign and Final Test

Thursday: Final Test .

Friday: No School

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