Team 8-3 Weekly Newsletter

September 21, 2015

Science Dr. Bridwell

Last week we explored chocolate and found out just how much chemistry there is in chocolate. The students submitted three assignments that were entered as one grade in the gradebook. They are able to go back into Google classroom to see my comments on the assignments. This week we are diving into physical and chemical changes and investigating how atoms bond. I will be away from the classroom on Thursday and Friday. I am counting on the students to work nicely for the substitute teacher. They will have a quiz on Friday over some of the vocabulary and activities that we complete this week. The mastery assessment for S8P1 (Chemistry & Matter) is October 6th.

Language Arts Mrs. Richardson

Blocks, 2,4 and 5- In ELA this week, students will be researching Euginea Price the author of Lighthouse our next novel. I am hoping to start the novel on Thursday. Students are also working on a proposal for a research project. They will have a quiz on Words on Wednesday vocab words on Sept. 24th, a prefix quiz on around and around and ways to move on Sept. 25th. We will also be having our first mastery assessment on Sept. 29th and 30th.

Block 3- We are reading the novel Empty, annotating it ,and looking for unfamiliar vocabulary words. Students will have a quiz on Words on Wednesday vocab words on Sept. 24th, a prefix quiz on before and after on Sept. 25th. We will also be having our first mastery assessment on Sept. 29th and 30th.

Georgia Studies Dr. Siekkinen

Social Studies- we are starting the American Revolution this week. Additionally, we will have a Mastery Assessment Tuesday. Students have a review in google classroom to help them study. Field trip to Plains GA next Thursday! Have you sent permission slips in yet?

Mathematics Mrs. McKinney

This week we will be getting prepared for the mastery assessment on Friday. The mastery assessment will be given online and that will be new for the students. All classes were given part 1 of a study guide for the mastery assessment. They will get part 2 on Tuesday and we will look at the correct answers Wednesday and I will answer ay questions. Thursday will be devoted to mini lessons on topics the students feel they need clarification on. Below you will find some links that students may find useful.


https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/exponents-radicals/exponent-properties/v/exponent-rules-part-1


http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algebra/ao5/PExp.htm


https://www.mcckc.edu/services/tutoring/tutoringbtc/files/exp_rad_log/Exponent_Rules_&_Practice.pdf


https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/solving-linear-equations-and-inequalities/solutions-linear-equations/v/number-of-solutions-to-linear-equations


https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/solving-linear-equations-and-inequalities/basic-equation-practice/e/linear_equations_3


http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algebra/aop1/Prat.htm


http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algebra/aop1/PRatNos.htm