8th Grade Newsletter - December 8, 2014

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8th Grade News
For the Week of December 8th, 2014

Welcome to the 8th Grade Newsletter 

 

Please continue to check your student portal to stay up to date on grades and missing assignments.  There has been a bit of a slip in students both turning things in and taking advantage of re-do opportunities.  Both are important pieces of the learning process.

 

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12/8/14
English Language Arts (ELA)

Poetry / Spoken Word

In class this week, students are focusing on charting dialogue, events, and poetry from Bronx Masquerade.  Students will continue adding to their collection of poems, while participating in "Open Mic Fridays" to share their poetry!


Final drafts will be returned, and strategies to improve their writing will occur on Monday. Students are expected to complete a redo action plan and another draft
 if their grade is below a '3'.


Mr. Sundlin's webpage is located here

Monday: TIB Essay Rewrites / *2014 Haiku Contest*
Bring your My Life Poem (free verse) Quick Write today!
Tuesday: SoW #11 
Wednesday: SoW#9-11 and WoW #4 Quiz
Thursday: Bronx Masquerade Quiz
Friday: Independent Reading / Open Mic Friday
Namaste,

Mr. Sundlin
12/8/14
Intermediate Algebra
  
Action Retake Plans are due Monday, December 8th.  The retakes will be given Wednesday, December 10th and Thursday December 11th.

MANY students have not been getting their homework done on time.  It is very important that students complete their work the night it is assigned.  We go through the answers the next day and the students have an opportunity to ask questions.  It is a way for them to see if they can correctly complete the work on their own. 

Monday:

Converting between Forms

HW

 

Tuesday:

Converting between Forms

HW

 

Wednesday:

Creating Scatterplots

 

Thursday:

Creating Scatterplots

HW

 

Friday: 

Line of Best Fit

Self Quiz

 

12/08/14
Science 
microscope
We are now entering our final bit of our weather and climate unit.  The district benchmark assessment will be taken next Tuesday (Dec. 8th).

Our schedule for this week:

Monday:
Predicting the Weather - Unit Wrap-Up

Tuesday:
District Benchmark Assessment

Wednesday:
Weather and Winds Test (wind, air pressure, weather maps, cold/warm fronts)...also, Homework due!

Thursday:
Unit 2 - Changing Earth - Introduction to Earthquakes

Friday:
Mapping Earthquakes/Catastrophic Events Activity


Have a great week!
Mr. Iverson
12/8/14
Global Studies  
children-globe.jpg
  
Monday: Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid.

Tuesday: Kenya's push for stability.

Wednesday: Poverty and Sub-Saharan Africa

Thursday and Friday: Somali Diaspora

Students will be getting information about their project options on Monday next week.  Students will need to complete two projects by the end of class next Friday as their assessment for this unit.
 
If you would like more detail about what we are doing each week feel free to visit our class website: 
https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/mr-k-s-us-history-class/home/us-history 
12/08/14
Reader's Workshop
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Dates to Remember
Dates to Remember 
  • December 9: Fall Holiday Concert 
  • December 13:Holiday Gifts Distributed
  • December 16: Holliday Performance- Galleria

In This Issue
Language Arts
Intermediate Algebra
Science
Global Studies
Reader's Workshop
Dates to Remember
Contact Info
Site Council
From Our Administrators
School Counselor News

Quick Links

Parent portal Log-in

  


Field web site

Paypams
Contact Info:

Language Arts 
Michael Sundlin
Math

Science

Social Studies

8th Grade AVID


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Additional Advisory teachers:

Ola Lloyd

Bev Halvorson

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School Social Worker:
Counselor:
Chris Yohe
   
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SERTs:


Anna Sonmore-Costello
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Reading Specialist:

Bev Halvorson

Beverly.Halvorson@mpls.k12.mn.us 

 

Math Specialist:

Seth Leavitt

Seth.Leavitt@mpls.k12.mn.us

 

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Site Council Representatives for 8th grade:
Deirdre McMahon
headrickdeirdre@yahoo.com
Eric Muschler

 

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Main Office (and Attendance):

612.668.3640

Traci Lynstad


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.

From our Administrators:
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School Counselor News, from Chris Yohe
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