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FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: Week of March 2 - 6

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Unit Objective:

8W2Ac: Argumentative: Develop argumentative writing by introducing and supporting a claim with clear reasons and relevant evidence; acknowledging counterclaims; and establishing relationships among claims, counterclaims, and supporting evidece.

This Week in ELA:

Monday- Argumentative Writing Practice/Figurative Language Pretest

Tuesday- Argumentative Writing/Figurative Langauge

Wednesday-Argumentative Writing Practice/Figurative Language

Thursday- Argumentative Writing Due Friday

Friday- Argumentative Writing Project Due/Figurative Language


Unit 7 Objectives:

GM.B: Understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Learning for the Week

This week students will begin their understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Monday: Unit 7, ELO 11 Test

Tuesday: Unit 8, ELO 12 PreTest

Wednesday: Lesson 1: The Area of Squares and Their Side Lengths; Week Sheet #1

Thursday: Lesson 2: Side Lengths and Areas

Friday: Lesson 3: Rational and Irrational Numbers

Advanced Math

Topic 6 Objective:

F.A.1: Define, evaluate, and compare functions.

Learning for the Week

This week students will finalize their understanding of functions.

Monday: 3-2 Modeling Nonlinear Functions; WS 3-2

Tuesday: 3-2 Function Rules WS

Wednesday: 3-2 Evaluate Functions; pg 100 13-18, 33

Thursday: Review

Friday: Topic 3 Test



* 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.

Monday: Reaction Stations

Tuesday—Conservation of Mass investigation

Wednesday—Beads activity to check for balanced equations

Thursday---More balancing equations

Friday ---Project introduction

Social Studies

Unit Objective:

6-8.AH.3.G.C Compare major patterns of population distribution, demographics and migrations in the United States during this era c. 1763-1812.

This means your student can:

After studying Andrew Jackson’s Presidency, I can decide if Andrew Jackson is a hero or villain.

This Week in History:

We've covered a ton this week. We looked at the Force Act, Indian Removal Act, Tariff of Abominations, the Nullification Act and Jacksonian Democracy.

Next Week:

We will continue to explore Andrew Jackson’s Presidency. The test will also occur this week.

Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Lara Brunk - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Chris Crowson - ccrowson@fulton58.org -