We will continue reading and annotating the short story Flowers for Algernon.
8th Grade Newsletter: September 6, 2019
This newsletter is a digest of all 8th Grade news stories posted for the week ending on Friday, September 6.
This week we will be studying unit 2: Greek Word Parts I (p. 18-19). Page 19 (#1-25) is DUE: Friday, Sept. 13.
Unit 2 Test: Friday, Sept. 13. The spelling tests will be multiple choice. They will be tested on their basic words. Students need to know how to spell the word and know its meaning.
Extra Credit: Students may write the definition to each basic word (20 basic words = 20 definitions) for extra credit. This assignment is DUE: Friday, Sept. 13 prior to taking their test.
We will continue studying chapter 1: The Sentence and Its Parts. This week students will do the following:
- Identify verb phrases in writing
- Identify and use compound subjects and compound verbs in writing
- Identify and use different types of sentences in writing
Students will continue working in class on their American & Me essay. The draft for this essay is DUE: Monday, Sept. 16.
Weekly practice logs have been assigned!
This week, work on practicing the B-flat and E-flat concert scales. Our next playing test will be next week over these scales.
For percussionist, you will have to perform these two scales on a keyboard instrument. Please ask Mr. Cross about signing out a bell kit over the week so that you can practice at home.
Remember, try to practice for about 10 minutes a day. Of course you are welcomed to practice longer, but practicing more often for shorter periods will be better than practicing once a week for a longer period. Total time logged on your sheet should be 60 minutes or more.
Have fun and I will see you next week!
This week we will continue reviewing measurement, the scientific method, graph making, and what scientific reports look like. We are looking at a quiz coming up the following week.
This week we will continue looking at what Europe and North America looked like before Columbus as well as discussing early explorers. We will also look at what lands food are native to and how that has impacted history.