Eighth Grade and Math — Mrs. Schumann

From the Desk of Mrs. Schumann Nov 20- Dec. 4

Dear Parents,

Dear Parents and 8th Graders,

I hope this week away from the school routine brings a little rest and relaxation your way. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.  I'm praying your family stays healthy during these next few weeks.

This year our Christmas celebration in the middle school will look a little different.  Instead of having Secret Angels, we are going to have a pretty normal Christmas gift exchange.  If your child wants to participate they should bring in a gift in the price range of $5-$7.  Boys should bring in a gift for a boy and girls a gift for a girl.  If your child brings a gift, they will go home with a gift.  Our gift exchange will take place on December 22, but I am asking that all gifts are brought to school by Friday, December 18.

Crossing Guard Schedule

  • Nov. 30  Brady/ Andy
  • Dec. 7 Ethan / Charlie

Right Around the Corner

  • Nov. 20  End of the Trimester
  • Nov. 23-27 No School- Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 23-Jan. 1 No School - Christmas Break

In His Service,

Mrs. Schumann

Spanish

Social Studies

 We are starting a new unit this week.  Unit 4 is about the divide that started happening between the North and South in the 1800's.  There will be no quizzes or tests this week.

Science

This week in 8th grade, we are finishing Unit 4 and going over Nuclear Reactions.  There will be a test on Unit 4 Friday, December 4th.

Language Arts

 

Literature:  The Personal Choice Novel unit will finish during the first week of December.  NOVELS SHOULD BE FINISHED BY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3RD. The 3rd Check-In slides will also be due that day.  A project that demonstrates our knowledge.

 

English/Writing: We're continuing our Comparison and Contrast Unit, spending time prior to break on taking notes.  Research will be due the Monday we return from Thanksgiving break.  Look for the working draft to be due Thursday or Friday of that week, December 3rd or 4th.

 

Vocabulary:  Unit 5 Set A due December 1st and Set B due December 3rd.  Activities will follow the week of December 7th.  The spelling test over Unit 5 will be on Friday, December 11th.

 PE/ Music

5-8 P.E.  Curl Up and Push Up testing

Fischer Music presented their google slides project on their favorite genre and artist

           Pre-Algebra

    Algebra

Pre-Algebra:This week in math we will cover these topics:  circumference, area of a circle, how to draw geometric solids, functions, and volume.  No tests this week.

Algebra:This week in algebra we will cover; simplifying and evaluating functions and the power property of exponents, finding rates of change and slope, solving percent problems, and simplifying rational expressions.