Welcome to Eighth Grade!
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What's going on this week? August 13th
Thursday- August 16th--Ellee, Macy, Bryce
Friday- August 17th--Caroline, Alan, Harmon
Dates to Remember
We will begin working in Chapter 1 - Variables, Expressions, and Integers. The students will evaluate/write variable expressions, use powers to describe repeated multiplication and use order of operations to evaluate expressions.
Students will begin with lots of review in chapter 1. This chapter focuses on algebraic equations. We will write, solve and graph equations and much more.
Students will discover the meaning of true happiness as the pursuit of holiness in chapter 1.
Students MUST have rosaries at school every Wednesday. They will receive participation points and I will be checking that they have one each time we go to church for rosary in the morning.
Students will explain how people arrived in the Americas, and describe the cultural contributions of the Native Americans in chapter 1. We will be creating musuem exhibits in class to learn more about the first Americans.
Students will begin the year with a stem challenge to create a cupholder with limited supplies.
We will then begin studying the nature of scientific inquiry and engineering in the text.
Reading: Students will be reading a story called "An Hour with Auelo". We will practice answering comprehension questions using the strategy RACE. There will be a test on Friday over this story.
There will be a READ THEORY assignment this week.
Grammar: Students will be learning about "The Sentence and Its Parts" in chpter 1.
Writing: Students will learn how to annotate using text symbols. We will practice it with this week's reading story.
Spelling: Students will be working on Lesson 1 this week. Spelling activities are due Friday morning before the spelling test.
WORD LIST: avid, brusque, concise, demean, despicable, emulate, evoke, excruciating, inaugurate, pervade, proprietor, pseudonym, rebuff, resilient, turbulent.
There will be a SPELLING TEST Friday morning!