LHR 8th Grade At-Home Learning

Week 2 - March 30 - April 3, 2020

WEEKLY WELCOME MESSAGE

Welcome to Week 2 of LH Rather Junior High At-Home Learning. We are so proud of all the hard work our students are doing despite the changes to their regular routines. Hopefully we were able to answer your questions last week and make you feel a little more comfortable with how At-Home Learning works. Our teachers have really enjoyed talking to you guys by phone and seeing you during their live video meetings. Teaching isn't quite as fun when you can't spend much time with your students. We really miss you guys!


As we move into the second week, we understand that there may be new kinks from time to time and we ask that you continue to reach out to your teachers on their Google Voice numbers or during their live meetings during "office hours" so we can help iron out an issues quickly. (That information is provided at the bottom of the newsletter.)


Be sure to snap a picture of your student completing At-Home Learning activities and post it on your Facebook page using the hashtag #WarriorsAtHomeLearning. We will try to share those on the BISD Facebook page and some may even make it into the LHR Yearbook!


Remember that each week's assignments start on Monday and are due on Sunday night. Each Monday a new set of assignments will be posted. Your child should spend a couple hours each day working on completing these assignments.

NOTES

Students enrolled in Honors Algebra I, Spanish I and/or 2nd Semester Health will complete their assigned work in Edgenuity in order to receive high school credit for these courses. Please contact your teacher if you have any questions about your work in Edgenuity.


Students who have Mrs. Frazier, Mrs. Winkels, Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Gordon or Mr. Parker will need to pick up their personalized At Home Learning packet on Mondays from 5-7pm at the BISD Administration Offices. Please contact those teachers if you have any questions.

8TH GRADE ELAR (ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING)

This week we are going to review Author’s Purpose and Craft. You will read “Why Is Emotional Intelligence Important for Teens?” and take a selection quiz over the reading. We will also continue our journal to document our experiences in this unique situation.


  • Log in to Learning Farm and complete the lesson titled “Author’s Purpose and Craft Review”. Remember your username will be your first initial and last name, and your password is lhrather. If you have trouble signing in, or you do not see the above assignment, please contact Mrs. Whitlock to make sure that you are using the correct login for your account.
  • Please read “Why Is Emotional Intelligence Important for Teens?” in Google Classroom. After you read, complete the selection quiz using evidence from the selection to support your response.
  • If you have any questions, need help or routinely have questions and answers read aloud to you, please contact me during my live video office hours, call my Google Voice number 903-486-7490 or email me at tori.whitlock@bonhamisd.org.


To continue your journal this week, you will complete at least three entries. You will be documenting how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting you and your family, and how your day to day life has been affected. As you know, circumstances are changing daily regarding this. Some things to consider while writing journal entries:

  1. What do you miss the most about being at school or when businesses and restaurants were open to the public.
  2. Are you enjoying at home learning, or would you rather be at school?
  3. When you look back on this time in the future, what is one thing that you want to remember?
You can either write this by hand in a journal or on notebook paper, or you can create a Google Doc to post these entries. There will be a place to submit your electronic journal in Google Classroom.

8TH GRADE MATH

Students will review previous content through a Learning Farm assignment. This Learning Farm assignment will cover two topics: Linear Relationships and Systems of Equations. Students will have two options in Learning Farm: 8th Grade/ Pre- Algebra Practice and 8th Grade/ Pre- Algebra Assessment. Students are encouraged to complete the practice assignment before the assessment.The practice assignment will refresh their memory on Linear Relationships and Systems of Equations. Once students have completed the practice assignment, they can complete the assessment. 8th Grade/ Pre- Algebra Assessment will be taken for a grade.


In Google Classroom there is a link to Learning Farm and a link to a calculator. If you regularly have the questions read to you, please visit me during office hours or call my Google Voice number and I will assist.


I have included the Google Classroom Codes for each class. Please make sure you join my class if you haven’t already.


1st Period 8th Math-Williams Google Classroom Code: kqa45a5

2nd Period 8th Math-Williams Google Classroom Code: j4logcd

3rd Period 8th Math-Williams Google Classroom Code: hjea2lf

5th Period 8th Math-Burpo (Williams) Google Classroom Code: jblqvui

5th Period 8th Grade Algebra Google Classroom Code: wdlj7gz

6th Period 8th Math-Williams Google Classroom Code: r3hccya

7th Period 8th Math-Burpo/Williams Google Classroom Code: xaewpnu

8th Period 8th Math-Williams Google Classroom Code: jhidyfb


If you have any questions, please email or call me.

lani.williams@bonhamisd.org

314-635-0746


[Note: 8th grade Honors Algebra I students should continue their assigned work in Edgenuity. Contact Mrs. Williams with any questions.]

8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES

Great job last week on completing your work and making the best of a new experience. This week we are continuing our review of units 3 and 4. You will be able to access the “Must Know” Power Points for both units in Google Classroom. Along with the Power Points, there will be a “Points of Emphasis” assignment for each unit this week.


Log in to Google Classroom with your school email and password (the same one you use to log in to the Chromebook at school). Once logged in you will us the power point to help you to do the two assignments. Both assignments will be turned in through Google Classroom. Once you have finished the assignment, return to the Google Classroom page, attach your work, and click turn in. Once you have it turned in the box to the right will say “turned in”.


Assignment #1: Use the “Must Know” PowerPoint for Unit 3 to answer the questions.


Assignment #2: Use the “Must Know” PowerPoint for Unit 4 to answer the questions.


If you have any questions, need any help or routinely have questions and answers read aloud to you, please join my Live Video "office hours", call me at 314-635-0932 or email me at justin.abate@bonhamisd.org.

8TH GRADE SCIENCE

For the second week of at home learning in 8th Grade Science, we will continue to review ATOMS, but we will be concentrating on the PERIODIC TABLE. Your assignments will be posted in Google Classroom. There you will find links to your main assignment in StemScopes as well as other assignments that will support your learning. Your grade will primarily come from the StemScopes assignments. If you do not do well on your assignments the first time, you will have the opportunity to redo that assignment only 1 time.


To access your assignments, log into your Google Classroom account for Science using your BonhamISD student gmail account, click the new assignment in Google Classroom, click the link to StemScopes, use your login information for StemScopes, and complete the assignments assigned to you. For most of you, your login information for StemScopes is your lunch number for the Username, and your lunch number for the Password. If it is different, a private message went out to you in Google Classroom last week.


If you have any questions, need any help or routinely have questions and answers read aloud to you, please join my Live Video "office hours", call me at 903-225-9772 or email me at erin.durante@bonhamisd.org.

BONUS ACTIVITIES - Optional Activities for Fun and Creativity

PE (Optional)

Students, it is very important that you stay active even during At-Home Learning. This week you can play bottle flip chaos. The video explains the rules and all you need is a water bottle. You will watch the video, follow the instructions, and play the game keeping score. Someone can take pictures of you doing this and you can email them to Mrs. Sewell at marsha.sewell@bonhamisd.org for the yearbook.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZd8oJv6LlM&feature=youtu.be

ART (Optional)

If you're feeling a little creative, download one or more of the Art activities provided below. Someone can take pictures of you doing this and you can email them to Mrs. Sewell at marsha.sewell@bonhamisd.org for the yearbook.

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