FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: December 7-11
- December 7 - No School (Teacher PD Day)
8RL1D: Using appropriate text, determine the theme(s) of a text and analyze its development over the course of a text; provide an objective summary of the text.
8RL1B: Determine the meaning of words and phrases
8SL2A: Speak audibly and to the point, using conventions of language as appropriate to task, purpose, and audience when presenting including appropriate volume, clear articulation, and accurate pronunciation at an understandable pace.
This Week in ELA:
*ALL WORK is posted in GC. Please check the Weekly Agenda to know exactly what to complete each day. Assignments are due each day.*
Monday- PD Day
Tuesday (12/8) - Cornell Note Taking Strategies and Listening Skills that will be turned in
Wednesday (12/9) - Listening Skills and Middle School Podcast Slides that need to be completed; Vocabulary Test
Thursday (12/10) - NWEA Testing: Reading
Friday (12/11) - NWEA Testing: Language Arts
Questions? Please email us.
Ms. Hickerson firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. AuBuchon email@example.com
Mrs. Cathey firstname.lastname@example.org
Students will be working on Exact Path, a program that is designed to help students who may struggle in certain areas or give enrichment to students who might be ready for more. Below is a link you can click on for resources.
All activities, assignments, and slides will be posted in Google Classroom. Practice Problems (PP) will be due the next day.
ELO 5: Solve linear equations.
Learning for the Week
This week students will continue their understanding of maintaining equality in solving linear equations.
Monday (12/7): No School
Tuesday (12/8): NWEA Testing
Wednesday (12/9): NWEA Testing; Lesson 4.6: Strategic Solving Independently
Thursday (12/10): Lesson 4.6: Strategic Solving; PP #2-3 (due Friday)
Friday (12/11): Lesson 4.7: All, Some, or No Solutions; PP #1-5, 8, 10 (due Monday); Cool Down L4.3 - 4.6 (turned in)
ELO 6: Solve systems of equations.
Learning for the Week
This week students will use solving equations to solve systems of equations.
Monday: No School
Tuesday: NWEA Testing
Wednesday: NWEA Testing; Equation Activity (Independently)
Thursday: Lesson 4.11-12: System of Equations (In-Class)
Friday: Lesson 13: Solving System of Equations; PP #1-2 (due Monday)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher.
Ms. Barkho - email@example.com
Mr. Lorentzen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Jacobs - email@example.com
Mr. Wilbers - firstname.lastname@example.org
This week in 8th grade science we will be starting on a new unit about Chemical and Physical Changes.
The unit objectives are:
Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after a reaction to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
Develop and use a model to describe mass is conserved during a chemical reaction.
Conservation of Mass
Evidence of a chemical reaction
Tuesday/Wednesday (12/8-9): Students will be learning about the difference between chemical and physical properties through an in-class activity.
Thursday/Friday (12/10-11): Students will be completing a series of stations in class where they will be collecting data. After we learn about the difference between chemical and physical changes, students will decide which stations were examples of chemical reactions
At home virtual learners--Science assignments/work will be posted each day to Google Classroom. Students should check Google Classroom every other day for science work.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email your child's science teacher:
Week at a Glance:
- Tues/Wed - Testing over Unit 9
- Thurs/Fri - Introduction to political parties - Students will learn why people divide into parties. (In-Class)
Distance Learning: All students who are learning from home will be able to access these lessons on Google Classroom. They will be assigned and due the day the student has class. If there are questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher.
Learning Target for the Week:
Identify and/or explain ways the Founding Fathers responded to challenges facing the new nation.
Key Terms & Events:
precedents, isolationism, cabinet, impressment, Neutrality Proclamation, Whiskey Rebellion, Farewell Address
Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:
Lara Brunk - email@example.com
Chris Crowson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Reinkemeyer (Mr. Crowson's long term sub) - email@example.com
Heather Yates - firstname.lastname@example.org