8th Grade Newsletter - December 7, 2015

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8th Grade News
For the Week of December 7th 2015
Progress Reports
Progress reports for 2nd quarter will be available to view on the Parent Portal by the end of this week.  This means we are halfway through quarter 2 and only have about 4 more school weeks of 1st semester left.  This is a good opportunity to review with your student where they are at and plan with them how they can most successfully complete their semester.  Please contact the 8th grade team if you have any questions.

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12/07/15
English Language Arts (ELA)

OUR RESCHEDULED VISIT TO THE WEISMAN MUSEUM IS THIS TUESDAY (12/9) DURING 6TH AND 7TH PERIOD.
 STUDENTS WILL FOCUS ON REVISITING THE ART WORK THEY HAVE PREVIOUSLY CHOSEN, REFLECT ON THE POEMS THEY HAVE WRITTEN, AND RECORD NOTES TO  COMPLETE THEIR ART COLLAGE. 
THEIR COLLAGES WILL BE DUE THIS FRIDAY!
THESE COLLAGES WILL BE INCLUDED IN AN ART EXHIBIT 
AT THE WEISMAN MUSEUM IN JANUARY FOR OUR FINAL VISIT!

CHECK STUDENT PORTAL FOR MISSING WORK!
I AM STILL COMPLETING GRADES FOR THE 
REMAINDER OF THE TIB ESSAYS THIS WEEK!

Bronx Masquerade By Nikki Grimes
Students have already begun reading our next class text, Bronx Masquerade.
We will continue to record observations on various characters through analyzing character narratives and poems.  Students have also begun writing their own collection of poems! We will complete the majority of these poems in class, but additional time will be required outside of class .
 
Monday
: "If" Poem / Weisman Trip Review
Tuesday: Bronx Masquerade Poems / Trip to the Weisman Museum During 6th and 7th Period!
WednesdayAssemble Weisman Collage in-class/at home
WEISMAN COLLAGE NOW DUE BY FRIDAY(12/12)!
Thursday: Bronx Masquerade 
Friday: Bronx Masquerade / INDEPENDENT READING TIME / Begin Open Mic Fridays!

While we are reading Bronx Masquerade this week in-class, students are expected to read independently at home and record their independent reading on their monthly survey worksheet!  
INDEPENDENT READING BOOK  MUST BE OTHER THAN OUR CLASS TEXT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SHOOL YEAR. 
This month's reading activity is completing an online survey that can be found on my webpage here!
Namaste,
Mr. Sundlin

OUR NEXT MOUSETRAP MEETING IS NEXT
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8TH!

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Are you energetic?
Enjoy writing and sharing ideas?
Have fun working in groups?

Students interested in playing a part reporting our school news 
can meet in the Media Center after school to share 
their skills and talents! (i.e. reporting, writing, photography, survey, art)
Listen and look for Mousetrap reminders in class, at lunch, and in the hallways!
12/7/15

Intermediate Algebra


Agenda:
Monday- Introduction to Functions
Tuesday- Lego Problem
Wednesday- Function Practice
    HW: Functions #1
Thursday- Function Practice
Friday- Self-Quiz on Functions
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Science 
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Please check the portal and find links to assignments on Discovery or our class site - www.sci8.com  All work has been updated as of Monday 7:00 am.

Monday: Practice Quiz - weather maps/fronts/air masses

Tuesday: Field Trip

Wednesday: Review Reading weather symbols  Begin work on weather predicting mini-project.

Thursday: Finish work on weather predicting mini-project.

Friday: Quiz - Air masses/fronts/weather maps

 
Mr. Iverson
12/7/15
Global Studies  
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Students will be receiving their mini project options on Monday.  Instead of a quiz or test this unit students are required to select and complete 3 mini projects about Sub-Saharan Africa.  Students may use class materials to help them complete these projects.  Students will also get time in class both before and after winter break to work on their projects.  Projects are due by Friday, January 8th.

Monday: Projects handed out and African Independence Movements

Tuesday: Weisman Trip

Wednesday: Kenyan Agency 

Thursday:  Apartheid in South Africa (Due Monday)

Friday: Nelson Mandela and the End of Apartheid

12/07/15
Reading B.E.S.T.
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Dates to Remember
Dates to Remember 
  • December 11th: 6th-8th             School Dance
  • December 21st - January 1st No School / Winter Break

  • SCHOOL RESUMES MONDAY, JANUARY 4TH!
  • 1ST SEMESTER ENDS THURSDAY, JANUARY 14TH  & 3RD QUARTER BEGINS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20TH! 


Contact Info:

Language Arts 
Michael Sundlin
Math

Science

Social Studies

8th Grade AVID


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Ola Lloyd

Bev Halvorson

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School Social Worker:
Counselor:
Kelly Burnett
   
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SERTs:


Marty Johnson

(NEW) Allison McCarthy
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Reading Specialist:
Bev Halvorson

Math Specialist:
Craig Hamilton

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Site Council Representatives for 8th grade:
Jeanne Mettner
Cell (612)889-8047

Korey Stoelzing
 
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Main Office (and Attendance):
612.668.3640
Traci Lynstad

In This Issue

About the Site Council:

Site Council meetings are the 1st Wednesday of the month from 4:00 - 5:30 and are open to anyone wishing to attend.  If you have a topic to discuss you must be on the agenda prior to the meeting.  Please contact the 8th grade representative to be added to the agenda.

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