Team 9 Update
Issue 11 October 18, 2019
Student Led Conferences
We have successfully completed the first quarter! This coming week will be our Student Led Conferences on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the 21st through 23rd of October. If you have not signed up, please contact your student's CAT time teacher or follow the link below. We are looking forward to seeing the Team 9 families!
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Monday, October 21st-
- Wear Red Day (Red Ribbon Week)
Tuesday, October 22nd-
- Twin Day (Red Ribbon Week)
- Lunch Help- Math (Williams)
Wednesday, October 23rd-
- KAY Meeting 7:20 AM
- Favorite Team Day (Red Ribbon Week)
- Presentations for Character Expert Assignment in Language Arts (optional for extra credit!)
- Academic Success Day in WINN
Thursday, October 24th-
- Halloween Shirt Day--No Costumes! (Red Ribbon Week)
Friday, October 25th-
- No School
November 11: No School--Veteran's Day
November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break
December 7: Snowman Shuffle and Renaissance Pancake and Vendor Fair
Team 9 Core Classes
Students just finished their first big essay of the year in Language Arts. This essay served as their final assessment for unit one. Each student had to elaborate on the ways in which people manipulate the truth using evidence from our three unit one stories. These essays will be shared with you during Student-Led Conferences this week, so be on the lookout for it!
We are well into our second unit of the year. The focus of this unit will be on one of the most famous books ever written--To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Even though this book was published in 1960, the lessons it contains are more important than ever.
We have read Chapters 1-3 so far in To Kill a Mockingbird. This week, students will be working on a Character Expert Assignment. Students have the option to work independently or with a partner on this. Their job is to become an expert on one of the characters we have encountered so far in the novel. The characters they may choose from are: Scout, Jem, Atticus, Calpurnia, Dill, Miss Caroline, Boo Radley, Walter Cunningham, and Burris Ewell. Students will create a presentation that teaches others about their chosen character. Optional presentations will be on Wednesday the 23rd. If a student presents they will earn 100 extra credit points!
Please feel free to e-mail me at any time with questions or concerns about your student's progress in Language Arts. I am happy to help with all of your needs! Thank you for sharing your student with me--I'm having a great school year with this group of 8th graders.
Mrs. Lindsay Murphy
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Math- Mrs. Williams
Hello, Team 9 families! We will be exploring slope this week.
Tentative schedule for next week:
Monday- QUIZ on Proportional Relationship & Slope Exploration (HW 11 goes home)
Tuesday- Slope Notes
Wednesday- Slope and Rate of Change
Thursday- Slope Formula (HW 11 due)
Friday- No School
Please email or call if you have questions.
This week we applied the Bill of Rights to real life. We created a Student Bill of Rights and then we looked at actual Supreme Court cases and applied the Bill of Rights to see if there was a violation. If you want to challenge our High Score of 4,900 by Lorna Rae on iCivics "Do You Have A Right?" game use this link : https://www.icivics.org/games/do-i-have-right
Highest Scoring Students for each hour
Ryan M. Hour 2
Lorna Rae P. Hour 3
Bella P. Hour 5
Zeke W. Hour 6
This week students also wrote their own opinion to a real Supreme Court case applying the rights in the Amendments to the Constitution.
Next week, we will learn about Federalism, Political Parties and Elections as we move in to Unit 3- America's First Presidents!
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
This week we finished up our Light Unit. So next week we will be starting on our Earth Structures Unit.
As the weather starts getting colder and flu season approaches, I just want to remind us all to make sure we are all getting enough sleep and washing our hands frequently!
As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!
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