Eighth Grade and Math — Mrs. Schumann

From the Desk of Mrs. Schumann Oct. 8-15

Dear 8th Grade Parents and Students,

 We are in the middle of selling Wooden Spoon Cookie Dough.  A sale sheet was sent home with each 8th grader.  Order sheets, along with the money, must be returned to me by Oct. 20.  I will enter these orders online.   For each package of cookie dough you sell, your child will earn $6.40 for their DC trip.  I have set up an online store.  So if you want to send out emails to family members and friends you will be able to do this.  You will still need to pick up the cookie dough at school on Oct. 29 and then deliver it to your family and friends.

 The St. Paul Auction is October 16. Our class basket theme is "Thanksgiving".  Please have your items/cash to school by October 12.  Thank you so very much. 

 On October 19, Mr. Winter will be at St. Paul from 7:45am-8:45am to answer any questions you might have about Living Word Lutheran High School.  Before you make your final decision on where to send your child for high school, please be sure to check out all of the options. (especially if this is your first 8th grader) 

 I wanted to thank you again for sending items to school for the Pastor Anderson appreciation basket.  We presented him with the basket and the thank you cards today.  Your support was definitely felt and overwhelming.

It was good to see so many of you at Parent/Teacher conferences.  Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedules to meet about your 8th grader. 

  Crossing Guard Schedule

  • Oct. 11: Jacob M. / Cody
  • Oct. 18: Aspen / Braxton

 Right Around the Corner 

  • Oct. 8 Parent Teacher Conference  12:00-2:00 (3:00 for 8th Grade)
  • Oct. 8 Early Dismissal 11:40
  • Oct. 13  Fall Sports Pictures 3:15 (don't forget your uniforms!!)
  • Oct. 15  Miss Koepke's final day
  • Oct. 16- St. Paul Auction
  • Oct. 31- Grades 6-8 sing at the 9:30am service along with JuBellate





Social Studies

8th Science  This week in 8th grade, we are looking at Solids, Liquids and Gases.  No major tests or assignments due this week!


8th Grade Social Studies: We have started Unit 2 dealing with all Revolutionary War related things.  No major quizzes or tests this week.


Language Arts


We'll be finishing The Wednesday Wars this upcoming week and complete a final activity that reflects themes and understanding.  Students will need their own PERSONAL CHOICE NOVELS by Monday, October 18th.  Book clubs or reading partners will be formed.


We'll begin our next grammar focus.  Activities and assignments will be in our notebooks as well as on Google Classroom.

In Writing, we're continuing to introduce the six traits, providing us with a common language for effective development and revision for our pieces.


Unit 3 -- Set A, due Tuesday, October 12th; Set B, due Thursday, October 14th; Unit Review, due Friday, October 15th.   Vocabulary activities will follow.  The definition test will be Thursday, October 21st, and the spelling test will be Friday, October 22nd.

The week of October 25th -- Cumulative Review Activities and test.  Look for the test to be the 28th or the 29th




Health/ PE

Tuesday, October 12th: Round 2 of OT Books Quiz with Mr. Kasten
Thursday, October 14th: Commandment Worksheet Due
Friday, October 15th: Memory- 7th and 8th Commandments and Meaning

Health: We continue with our nutrition unit.  PE- Had gym inside, played volleyball and basketball.




Pre-Algebra:  We will cover these topics:The  Pythagorean Theorem, the distributive property, factoinr expression, multiplying and dividing mixed numbers, adding and subtracting decimals. 

Algebra:  We will cover these topics: graphing a relationship, solving one-step equations, analyzing and comparing statistical graphs, two-step equations, and solving decimal equations. 

In His Service,

Mrs. Schumann and Miss Koepke