Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Canvasser 2.28.17 Tuesday

RR ELA- Reading logs are due Monday ( 3.6.17) students should be reading for a minimum of 30 minutes for five days a week. Students must also complete the short reader's response sections, along with having a parent signature for all five days. The grammar quiz will be on Friday ( 3.3.17)

RR Math- The red group can complete workbook pages ( week 3, day 1) if not finished in class. The blue group worked on test and homework corrections.

*Students need to bring their AR books to class and home daily*!
*AR half way points are due soon!*

Individuals and Societies-Lyskawa

-Students continued to prepare for our test this Thursday.
-The test will be an essay exam.
-Students should write five (3-5 sentence) paragraphs.
-The question and outline are below:
-Was Andrew Jackson a good president?  Why?  Why not?
-Intro: State position and three supporting details.
-Detail 1:
-Detail 2:
-Detail 3:
-Conclusion: Restate introduction.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Stein - Individuals & Societies 8 - 2.27.17

What We Did Today:

Students went over the answers to the Chapter 10 Packet. Students also began a t-chart, listing the "Good" and "Bad" aspects of Andrew Jackson's presidency.

Big Ideas:

  • The growth of voting rights and the election of Andrew Jackson signaled the growing power of the American people.

  • Andrew Jackson's presidency was marked by sectional and political conflicts.

  • The Jackson Administration supported a policy of Native American removal.


There is a Chapter 10 Assessment Thursday, March 2. This will be a closed-note, five paragraph essay. The essay will be written in class. The essay needs to answer the question, "Was Andrew Jackson a good president?" with three main pieces of supporting evidence. For essay format, please visit http://norupstein.weebly.com/individuals--societies-blog. Students are encouraged to draft their essay to prepare for this assessment.

Math 8 - Stone

We started investigation 4 today. This lesson uses quadratic equations and tables to answer questions.

Homework: page 80 (1-4 parts a-c, 28 & 29 parts a & b)

Stein - Math 8 Plus - 2.27.17

What We Did Today:

Students completed a review packet to prepare for Check Up 1. This will be an open-note quiz over Investigation 1. The quiz will be on Thursday, March 2.

For the quiz, students need to be able to:

  • Construct a figure over a line of reflection

  • Construct a translation on a coordinate grid

  • Find the point of rotation

  • Find the number of degrees a figure has been rotated


Organize and study your notes for the quiz on Thursday, March 2. All notes from Investigation 1 are available at http://norupstein.weebly.com/math-8-plus-blog

Ramin - ELA

Read your assigned chapters
Be ready to discuss in class tomorrow
Make sure you have finished your Everfi courses!

Greer - 8th Grade Science

Greer - 8th Grade Science
All hours:  "Energy Flow and Circuit Diagram" worksheet from Friday is due Tuesday, as is the "Electric Circuits" worksheet from today.