## School News

SETTING UP CANVAS: link provides steps on how to set up a parent account on Canvas

Please be sure to encourage your child to advocate for his- or her- self at school, as this will prepare them for high school.

Students should be working on their health journals. They received copies of 21-30, the next set that needs to be completed after Christmas.

## ILA Classes

Stems: Students can practice on cram.com, Quizlet.com, or studystack.com by searching wwtw.

Story: Students are watching The Giver and after taking a test on the book on Monday.

Glassman: Students are starting a research project on an invention.

System 44:

• Prefix quiz Friday Dec 11th
• Practice stems
• This week: starting our opinion piece project and new book groups. Ask your students about the book they are reading in class!
• read 20 min every night at home.

## Math

Lawson:

PDSA and review negative numbers and algebra equations in real world problems

Tuesday~hypothesis and then discover calculation of interior angles of a polygon

Wednesday~work with interior angles of a polygon in leveled groups

Thursday~ work with exterior angles of a polygon

Friday~connect relationship between similar triangles

Ihlenfeldt:

Algebra quiz on Wednesday. We are working on solving, writing and graphing functions and using function notation.

8th grade mathâ€”sections 3 and 4 from chapter 3. We will be finding the measure of interior and exterior angles of polygons and using similar triangles to find missing measures.

Laufer:

Algebra quiz on Wednesday. We are working on solving, writing and graphing functions and using function notation.

8th grade mathâ€”sections 3 and 4 from chapter 3. We will be finding the measure of interior and exterior angles of polygons and using similar triangles to find missing measures.

For math tests and quizzes students should prepare by:

1. Check Skyward. Are all assignments in and passing?

2. Practice tests and quizzes from each section in the book.

3. Review pages at the end of the chapter in the book

4. On-line book has practice tests and quizzes: www.bigideasmath.com

mathblue westbend

Sternig:

All students have access to IXL to practice their math skills. Each class has different skill sets and skill levels to be working towards improvement. See link below.

1st Hour: Finishing chapter 2 with division story problems. Chapter 2 test early next week. Study guide will be sent home on Friday.

3rd Hour: Finishing chapter 1 test on Monday. Moving into comparing and converting fractions and decimals.

9th Hour: Review for chapter 2 test. Chapter 2 test scheduled for Thursday and Friday. Study guide will be sent home on Tuesday.

## Science

Mr.Dziatkiewicz will be having a quiz on Tuesday study guides due completed Tuesday. Study guides should be used tonight as well as the quizlet definitions of these words: valence electrons, matter, electronic theory, insulator, semi-conductor, multimeter, and proton.

Mr.Peacy: Mr. Peacy's classes will be working on a research project in nano technology due Dec 11th.

Mrs. Miller's: classes will be doing research on their specific aircraft through the week. Starting aircraft construction .

## Social Studies

Mrs. Miller:

Students will begin Chapter 6 and take notes. The Ch. 6-1 & 6-2 Quiz is scheduled for Friday December 11th. We will be reading and completing notes on 6-1 and 6-2 this week.

Mrs. Paulson: We will finish up notes on 6-1 and then move on to 6-2. There will be a quiz at the end of the week, which is tentatively scheduled for Thursday the 10th of December.

Mr. Granzow:

Monday they are finishing up a stamp act activity

Tuesday is intolerable acts

Wednesday is Sons of Liberty: Patriots or Terrorists

Thursday and Friday are Boston Massacre days.

Mr. Christopherson

Stamp Act

Boston Massacre

Boston Tea Party

Discovering events that led to the colonies parting ways with the British.

Dissecting differing perspectives on historical events

Quiz on Ch. 6.1/6.2 on Friday.