Team 9 Update
Issue 15 November 15, 2019
Monday, November 18th-
3:30-5:00- 7th Grade Basketball @ JCMS
3:30-5:00- 8th Grade Basketball @ Shawnee Heights
3:30-5:00- 7th/8th Wrestling @ Washburn Rural
5:00-6:00- JCMS Parent Support Team Meeting, JCMS Library
Tuesday, November 19th
- Lunch Help- Math (Williams)
Wednesday, November 20th
- Academic Success Day in WINN
3:30-5:00- 7th Grade Basketball @ Topeka Seaman
3:30-5:00- 8th Grade Basketball @ JCMS
Thursday, November 21st
3:30-5:00- 7th Grade Basketball @ JCMS
3:30-5:00- 8th Grade Basketball @ Anthony
Friday, November 22nd
- Faculty V Student Football Game
- 2:00-6:00- 7th/8th Wrestling @ Topeka Seaman
9:00- 7th/8th Wrestling @ Clay Center
9:00- 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament @ Fort Riley
November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break(no school)
December 7: Snowman Shuffle and Renaissance Pancake and Vendor Fair
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Team 9 Core Classes
We are now halfway through the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I feel so proud of Team 9 students in taking on such a big book with such complex ideas. I am amazed everyday by the thoughtful conversations we have, and the connections that students make to real life truly blow me away. Please ask your student to tell you about their experience with this book so far!
This week, we will be covering the trial of Tom Robinson in the novel. Instead of reading the three trial chapters from the book, students will actually be acting out the trial scene in a reader's theater format. I can't wait to see how students bring the trial to life.
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
We will be continuing our look into inequalities on a number line and solving inequalities this week. Check out Schoology for help links daily. Keep up the good work, students!
Monday- One Step Inequality Practice
Tuesday- Two Step Inequalities
Wednesday- Writing Inequalities from Word Problems
Thursday- Review Day
Friday- Inequalities Quiz
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US HISTORY ABOVE--- Andrew Jackson and the Spoils System political cartoon BELOW--- Indian Removal Act Map
We wrapped up our Lewis and Clark projects and our study of the Louisiana Purchase last week.
This week, we are learning about the presidency of Andrew Jackson and Westward Expansion right now.
We have looked at Andrew Jackson's background and his character traits and now we are studying the Indian Removal Act and how this affected the tribes that were forced to move.
Next week, we will continue to delve in to the Indian Removal Act and transition in to how western territories were settled from different perspectives.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
This week we finished up and presented our Landform Project and I must say that I was amazed by some of the work these students completed! This next week we will be moving forward to figuring out how these landforms came to be in the first place. As well as beginning a dive into plate tectonics.
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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