8th Grade Newsletter

Keeping you in the "KNOW"

Dates & Reminders:

Monday, May 4:
  • IE: Block 1/2
  • Team/Data Meeting
Tuesday, May 5:
  • IE: Block 3
  • TEAM MEETING: Student Concerns and Chaperone Groupings
Wednesday, May 6:
  • IE: Block 5
  • Baron Time - Extended in the AM. 1st half hour will be spent going over our Field Trip Expectations, handing out Field Trip Reminder slips, and bus expectations.
Thursday, May 7:
  • Keystone IE Grouping starts today until May 20th.
  • SS/SCI Switch Day!
  • Team Meeting: Wrap Up Field Trip Information - Schedule, Chaperone Folders,
Friday, May 8: RSVP for Retirement Party due to Bobbi
Saturday, May 16: Finkbeiner & Richmond Retirement Party at the Bear Gretna Home!

S'Cool Tools

Free! CommonLit aims to help you bring relevant, classic texts into your lesson plans. The site sorts texts—including poems, short stories, and historical documents—by Lexile level, grade, and theme, from "Fear & Paranoia" to "Growing Up." It also provides discussion questions for each theme.

Freemium! WriteReader offers young students a way to write as they learn to read. Kids as young as three years old can use the iPad app to record and tell a story in their own words, which is then transcribed into text through a speak-to-text feature—that way, students hear the correct pronunciation while looking at the correct spelling of their words. Adults can publish the books, to either a private or public audience. Create one book for free, or make a one-time in-app $4.99 purchase for unlimited books.