Team 8-2 News

Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Holloway, Mr. Salser, Ms. Waxman

General News!

Week of November 16-20:


This afternoon your child should have brought home a form about a survey that students will be taking during school. It is called the "Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Survey". This form only needs to be returned to school be Friday, November 20th, if you "Do Not" want your child to participate.

Tonight is Ops Pizza Night. If you go to our St. Marys location from 5:00-8:00pm, you can enjoy some great food and support Camden County Special Olympics. Ops will donate a portion of your bill towards this great cause.

Upcoming Dates to Remember: Progress Reports Home Wednesday, November 18th, Next WOW/ZAP Thursday, Nov. 19th,...Wishing all of you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving break!

Language Arts- Ms. Waxman

This week we will continue reading, Behind Rebel Lines. Emma is on her third disguise, be sure to ask your student about her first two experiences.

We are also taking a closer look at narrative writing. The student's will take a piece from start to finish before the week is over. Tonight they should be brainstorming about their characters, the setting, what the conflict/s will be, etc...Find out who they plan to invite to Thanksgiving dinner!

Our grammar focus this week is on "dashes, hyphens, and ellipses". Having an understanding of proper punctuation can really enhance the writing process.

It's also time for a quick quiz on our roots: “aqua”, “aqui”, “geo”, “hydr”, “mar”, “mer”, and “terr”. A Study Stack link can be found in Google Classroom to give students an opportunity to study. The quiz will be on Thursday.

Reminder... your student should be reading something 20-30 minutes each night. We will be sure that everyone has a book for the holiday break, it is a perfect time to work on reading goals!

Math- Mrs. Holloway

This Week in Mathematics:

Hello parents. This week we will be looking at reflections and rotations on the coordinate plane. The only assigned homework this week will be the Pysanka Egg Project which is due Friday. If a student does not finish his/her classwork during class time, that will also be homework. This homework will be up to the student depending on how he/she uses his/her time in class. They will have an assessment on reflections towards the end of the week, and an independent class assignment on rotations on Friday.

Social Studies- Mr. Salser

This week we are kicking off Unit 4 The Antebellum Period (1800-1861). We will look into the beginning divisions between the North and the South regarding the following key topics:

  • The political maneuvering that continually put off the slavery issue in the U.S.

  • The legal practice of slavery and the North’s response to put off the South at every opportunity.

  • The single reliance on cotton as the economic driving force of the South.

  • The diversification of the North’s economy throughout the same period of time.

Thanks again and have a good week.

Science- Mr. Anderson

In science, students were given a list of missing work with almost no penalty for turning it in late. After today, any remaining zero's on power school are by choice, and not by lack of understanding or opportunity. We continue to study Waves in class with a test on Wednesday. I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy the Thanksgiving week with your family. Mr. Anderson