Hornet's Nest

FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: November 16 - November 20

Upcoming Information

  • Kids should be logging on daily and do the work posted in Google Classroom. If you have questions, please contact your 8th grader's advisory teacher.
  • If 8th graders are not doing work for at least 2 days/assignments, phone calls will be made home.

Schedule for the Week:
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WELCOME BACK, Mrs. Cathey!! A big "THANK YOU" and "WE WILL MISS YOU" to Ms. Washington!

Unit Objective:

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

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- Flowers for Algernon Plot Diagram/Theme

Tuesday-Readworks/Flowers for Algernon Plot Diagram/Theme

Wednesday- Vocabulary/Flowers for Algernon TEST

Thursday- Readworks/Interview/Listening Strategies

Friday- Interview/Listening Strategies

Questions? Please email us.

Ms. Hickerson vhickerson@fulton58.org

Mrs. AuBuchon maubuchon@fulton58.org

Ms. Washington maddywashington@fulton58.org

Mrs. Cathey ecathey@fulton58.org


Students will start 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 4:

Apply concepts of slope and y-intercept to graphs, equation, and proportional relationships.


Learning for the Week

This week students will be finalizing their understanding of linear relationships to solve problems along with an introduction to Unit 4 Solving Linear Equations.

Monday: Graphing Equations and Finding Solutions Practice

Tuesday: Lesson 3.14: Using Linear Relations to Solve Problems

Wednesday: Unit 3 Test

Thursday: Unit 4 PreTest; One- and Two-Step Equation Activity

Friday: Lesson 4.1: Number Puzzles, PP #2-4


Learning for the Week

This week students will build on their knowledge of solving equations with one variable.

Monday: Lesson 4.2: Keeping the Equation Balanced; PP #1-3

Tuesday: Lesson 4.3: Balanced Moves; PP# 1-4

Wednesday: Lesson 4.4: More Balanced Moves; PP #2-4

Thursday: Lesson 4.5: Solving Any Linear Equation; PP #4-8

Friday: Lesson 4.6: Strategic Solving; PP #2-3

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher.

Ms. Barkho - bbarkho@fulton58.org

Mr. Lorentzen - jlorentzen@fulton58.org

Mrs. Jacobs - csimon@fulton58.org

Mr. Wilbers - mwilbers@fulton58.org


This week in 8th grade science we will be wrapping up our unit on thermal energy transfer. There will be an assessment over thermal energy this week. Mr. Knipe and I are trying to figure out how that will look due to virtual learning.

At the end of the week we will be starting a new unit on chemical and physical changes. More information regarding that unit will be in the next Smore'.

Virtual Learning--Science assignments/work will be posted each morning by 8:00AM to Google Classroom. Students should check Google Classroom every other day for science work. Mrs. Shrout is doing "live teaching" during some class times.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email your child's science teacher:

Mr. Knipe--pknipe@fulton58.org

Mrs. Shrout---lshrout@fulton58.org

Social Studies

Week at a Glance:

Once the founding fathers had the Constitution written and the government planned, it was time to start working out the details of how the government would work. This involved developing the role of the president and the Supreme Court. This week students will focus on the development of the two parties: Federalists and Anti-federalists. Then they will learn how George Washington set precedents for all presidents to follow after him.

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 - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Chris Crowson - ccrowson@fulton58.org

Patrick Reinkemeyer (Mr. Crowson's long term sub) - preinkemeyer@fulton58.org

Heather Yates - hyates@fulton58.org