Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday, November 21


We have Caring and Sharing going the next few weeks:
Nov. 17 – Nov. 25 Peanut Butter & Jelly
Donate jars of peanut butter & jelly.
Dec. 1 – Dec. 5 Breakfast Food
Donate cereal, pancake mix, syrup, granola bars, and muffin mixes.
Dec. 5 Hat Day
Donate a $1.00 to Caring & Sharing to wear a hat to school.
Dec. 8 – Dec. 12 Caring & Sharing
Donate non-perishable food and or money to feed families.
Dec. 12 Hat Day
Donate a $1.00 to Caring & Sharing to wear a hat to school.
Students can bring these donations to school to be collected and earn spirit points!

Science: Students played with dropping objects of various masses from the same height and observed which hit the ground first. We then took notes on gravity and free fall, including a brief video on mass vs. weight.  "Is the Force With You?" lab is due on Monday, the final draft rubric is attached. Here's a video of one group collecting data last week: 

Geometry: Continued discussing congruence and triangles, homework is to find a counterexample for card #8 



Pre-Algebra: Today we took the 3.1 - 3.3 Quiz. No homework. Have a great weekend!

RR English:
Read every evening
Reading log is due Monday, November 24
parents must sign reading logs

RR Math:
A section of math should be completed each night
Math packet is due Tuesday, December 8
TEST: Tuesday, December 8

Humanities: Students concluded our discussion of 5.1 of the text and began to work on 5.2 section assessment in class. 5.2 section assessment is due Monday.

Chinese: We have homework this weekend, please check the class blog.

French 2: Study for the second part of the test on Monday

ELA - We are in the home stretch! Today during Writer's Workshop Day 10 we discussed the parts of a good introduction and a good conclusion. We viewed examples from our mentor paper using the mentor text "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury. Homework: Write or type all paragraphs as rough draft for Peer Editing on Monday. READ!!!


Algebra: We worked on a review packet for our graphing test on Monday, the answers are attached. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday, November 20

Science: Peer-reviewed rough drafts of our lab. Final drafts are due on Monday, November 24- anyone who knows they are going to be absent should turn their lab in on Friday. The peer review rubric and final draft rubric are attached. 

Geometry: Took the 3.1-3.3 quiz.


RR English: Read every evening
Add to reading log
parents must sign

RR Math: work on math packet every evening

Humanities: Students checked 5.1 and worked in groups to debate the most important political and social influences on modern America. No homework.


Humanities: Students checked 5.1 and worked in groups to debate the most important political and social influences on modern America. No homework.

Algebra: homework: wkst 6.7/4.5

French 2: Unit test tomorrow and Monday

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday, November 19

Science: Students continued working on the  "Is The Force With You?" lab rough drafts. Rough drafts for peer review are due tomorrow. Students do NOT have to print their paper as students can peer review with electronic copies to save paper. Students with google accounts will also be able to "share" their final drafts with me in lieu of printing out a paper copy. Final drafts are due on Monday, November 24.

Geometry: Continued our discussion of congruence by analyzing various congruence proofs. Quiz on concurrency is tomorrow. 


French 2: Unit 10 quiz tomorrow. Unit 10 test on Friday and Monday

Pre-Algebra: Today we finished notes over 3.3. The homework is 3.3, 1-21 odd and 23-24 due tomorrow. I have added a challenge worksheet on the back if a student wants to substitute a challenge question for a regular assigned problem, or just as extra practice. There will be a 3.1 - 3.3 quiz this Friday, November 21. The notes and homework are available at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework

Humanities: Students reviewed 4.4 and began to work on 5.1 of the text in class. Homework is to complete 5.1 guided questions.


RR English:
Read every evening
Reading log is due Monday, November 24
parents must sign reading logs

RR Math:
A section of math should be completed each night

ELA - On Day 8 students debated each other's themes. We read over the three paragraphs written so far and found any different points of view and debated this. The idea is that the author should win because they have so many pieces of evidence to back up their thesis. Students then worked to incorporate the counterargument in to their paper, be it included in an already written paragraph or writing a new paragraph dedicated to the refuting of the counterargument. Homework: Journal entry 2.19 (counterargument paragraph) and READ!!! We are close to 1/3 way through the 2nd marking period we should have at least one quiz taken by now and well on our way to 1/2 way through our point goals!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 18


We have Caring and Sharing going the next few weeks:

Nov. 17 – Nov. 25 Peanut Butter & Jelly
Donate jars of peanut butter & jelly.
Dec. 1 – Dec. 5 Breakfast Food
Donate cereal, pancake mix, syrup, granola bars, and muffin mixes.
Dec. 5 Hat Day
Donate a $1.00 to Caring & Sharing to wear a hat to school.
Dec. 8 – Dec. 12 Caring & Sharing
Donate non-perishable food and or money to feed families.
Dec. 12 Hat Day
Donate a $1.00 to Caring & Sharing to wear a hat to school.


Students can bring these donations to school to be collected and earn spirit points!

Science: Rough draft work day for "Is the Force With You?" lab, rough drafts are due on Thursday, November 20 & final drafts are due on Monday, November 24.

Geometry: Continued working on developing congruence criteria; congruence criteria handout is homework. Quiz on congruence Thursday.


RR English:
Read every evening
Reading log is due Monday, November 24
parents must sign reading logs

RR Math:
A section of math should be completed each night

Humanities: Students had the opportunity to work on 4.4 free choice in class today. Homework is to complete 4.4 free choice for tomorrow.

French 2: Quiz tomorrow on the SVO method for direct objects. (retakeable). Unit quiz on Thursday (Not retakeable). Part 1 of the test on Thursday and part 2 on Monday (listening and writing)


ELA - Students continued their work on the Literary Essay by learning about logical fallacies during Day 7. We then checked each other's work for such fallacies. Homework: Journal #2.17 (3rd paragraph of essay), Read


Algebra: We worked on Piecewise Function Graphing. We will present our group's stories tomorrow. Homework: Absolute Value graphing (#1-6)

Pre-Algebra: Today we took notes over 3.3. The homework is 3.2, all due tomorrow. There will be a 3.1 - 3.3 quiz this Friday, November 21. The notes and homework are available at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday, November 17

Science: Worked on the conclusion and critique/reflection sections of the lab, rough draft is due on Thursday, November 20 and final drafts are due on Monday, November 24. Students will have the opportunity to type their labs tomorrow and Wednesday in class.

Geometry: Began developing triangle congruence criteria- no homework. Unit 3 quiz on Thursday.

ELA- Students learned how to incorporate evidence in their paragraphs during Writer's Workshop Day 6. Tonight's journal entry is to be a Connected Example paragraph. Homework: Journal 2.15 & Read. Attached are the transition words and phrases and extended example. 

Pre-Algebra: Today we took notes over 3.2. The homework is 3.2, all due Wednesday. There will be a 3.1 - 3.3 quiz this Friday, November 21. The notes and homework are available at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework
**We go to Avery Lab every Tuesday. Please be prepared to go outside for ANY weather.

Algebra: We started Piecewise Function Graphs. Homework: Finish the last problem on the notes.

French 2: Unit quiz on Tuesday and Unit test on Thursday

RR English:
Read every evening
Reading log is due Monday, November 24
parents must sign reading logs

RR Math:
No homework this evening, there was a test today.

Humanities: Students checked 4.3 guided notes and began to work on 4.4 section assessment in class. Homework is to complete 4.4 section assessment.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday, November 14

Science: Collected data for "Is the Force With You?" lab. Students then worked on writing their methods. Homework is to complete graphs and data analysis- the lab planner is attached

Geometry: Began relating congruence to triangles, homework is the congruence and triangles handout. 


RR English:
Read every evening
Reading log is due Monday, November 17
parents must sign reading logs

RR Math:
A section of math should be completed each night
Math homework due November 17
TEST: November 17

ELA - Day 5 - Students created their Thesis statements and by taking their outlines from last night and formatting their thesis with their theme with the three reasons backing this theme. We double checked our evidence, yet again, to be sure each piece of evidence directly relates to the thesis. We will begin our body paragraphs next week, working toward Peer Editing right before the Thanksgiving Holiday. Homework: READ!  

Chinese: You have homework this weekend. Please check the class blog under Norup Assignment.

Algebra: We took our chapter 4 test and an IB assessment today. No homework this weekend! Check Family Access for any missing assignments.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday, November 13

Science: Students took the unit 2 quiz and then began working on measuring mass and deciding how much force they will use for the "Is the Force With You?" lab. Tomorrow we will continue with data collection and begin making graphs of the data.

Geometry: Continued discussing congruence criteria, homework is the congruence handout. Quiz on 3.1-3.3 Thursday, October 20.


Humanities: Students continued to work on 4.3 guided questions in class. There was also time to work on current events in class. 4.3 guided questions and current events are due tomorrow.

Algebra: No official homework. attached are the answers to the review. Please check out www.classzone.com for some extra practice (select High School Math, Michigan, and our book is Algebra 2007). Try the section quizzes from chapter 4.

Spanish: WHAT WE DID TODAY: I checked for completion of last night's homework, and also for materials (textbook, binder, pencil). We talked about similarities between European languages and how they relate to one another, and worked on Calendar puzzles. Finish by Monday, if it wasn't finished in class.  We meet in the PYP lab tomorrow for more Country Study research. Students should bring their Country Study papers if they started one. If they didn't, there will be more available in the lab. Students may bring ear buds to listen to music while working on their Country Study research papers. 



RR English:
Read every evening
Reading log is due Monday, November 17
parents must sign reading logs

RR Math:
A section of math should be completed each night
Math homework due November 17
TEST: November 17

ELA - Students reviewed different organizational formats and started creating an outline for their paper. From the outline the student should be able to decide n the organizational style that best supports their argument. Outlines are due tomorrow. Homework: Journal #2.12 and Read!

Chinese: Test tomorrow. Details please check the class blog.

Pre-Algebra: Today we finished notes on 3.1, writing and solving two-step equations. The homework is 3.1, 2 - 20 even. The notes and homework are available at
http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework


8th grade P.E. Homework:
 Answer the following questions in essay form
·       Now that the weather is turning colder, how are you fitting in daily exercise?  Describe the activities you are doing and how often.
·       What activities influence you to be inactive?
·       What other kinds of healthy lifestyle choices do you incorporate into your daily routine
Criteria
Ø Essays should be informative.
Ø 1-2 pages in length and in final draft form.
Ø A typed paper is preferred but you may hand write.  Must be legible.
Ø Double check your spelling.

Papers are due on or before Monday, November 17You may turn it in before the due date, but it will be late (lower grade) if not turned in when you come to class.