Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday, January 29

Geometry: Investigated diagonals of parallelograms, diagonals of parallelograms handout is homework. Quiz tomorrow.

Science: Did our first section of notes for electricity and looked at example of circuit diagrams. Homework is the energy flow & circuit diagram practice.  

ELA - RW Day 5 - Students learned about the Goals and Techniques that Narrative Writers use when creating a piece of written work. Homework: Journal 3.10 & Read Chap 9

Technology - Students turned in (through Google Classroom) yesterday's Netiquette assignment. We then continued in our online classroom with 21 Things - Digital Footprint. There are 5 self guided assignments within this unit. All due dates and links are on the classroom website. All work for this unit is due no later than Friday, February 13.

RR English:
Read every evening
Reading log is due Monday, February 2
parents must sign reading logs

RR Math:
A section of math should be completed each night
Math packet is due Monday, February 2
TEST: Monday, February 2

French 2 midterm is continued tomorrow.

Humanities: Students worked on writing rough drafts for our projects that are due Monday. Homework is to work on projects.

Pre-Algebra: Today we went over the review and answered any student questions. Detailed answers to the review are available at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework . Chapter 4 Test tomorrow!!! I told students they are allowed to have a 3 x 5 index card/piece of paper, front and back, with notes to use on the test.

Algebra: We took a quiz today. No homework.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday, January 28

8th Grade Privileges Letter must be signed by a guardian and returned by Friday.

Science: We began our unit on electricity by building basic circuits and testing different materials for conductivity. While this first day may seem basic, students were pushed to extend their understanding of these simple circuits to produce energy flow diagrams.


Geometry: Worked on proofs related to parallelograms for 5-2. Homework is the sides and angles of parallelograms handout. Quiz Friday.


ELA - RW Day 4 - Students looked for the Sign-Post "Aha Moment" in their reading for today. Homework: Journal Entry # 3.08 and Read chapter 8. Technology - Students worked on and turned in their Netiquette Essay on Google Classroom. When done they are to continue their Touch Typing review on Typing Web.

Chinese: Assignment due tomorrow, please check the class blog.


RR English:
Read every evening
Reading log is due Monday, February 2, 1015
parents must sign reading logs

RR Math:
A section of math should be completed each night
Math packet is due Monday, February 2, 2015
TEST: Monday, February 2, 2015


Algebra: Quiz tomorrow covering sections 8.1-8.2. Homework: 3 questions from ISN and review worksheet (evens only)


Pre-Algebra: Today we started the Chapter 4 Review. Students had the hour to complete this and ask questions. This is due tomorrow. The Chapter 4 Test is on Friday, January 30. Extra practice is available at my website (Textbook Resources, Chapter 4). This site will check the answer for the student and tell them if they are right or wrong. I will post answers to the review Thursday night on my website. http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework

Humanities: Students checked their notes and began to outline papers for projects due Monday. Homework is to finish an outline for the project.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday, January 27

Geometry: Began section 5.2 and went over the results from the midterm, no homework.

Science: Took the midterm


French 2: The French 2 midterm is this Thursday and Friday.

ELA - Reader's Workshop Realistic Fiction Day 3 - Students looked at a passage from TKM from another character's perspective. We then chose what we observation we liked best and placed it on a sticky note and on a chart in the room. We were able to see our thinking and discuss it with each other. Homework: Journal #3.04 & Read Chapter 7

Technology - Students worked on their Keyboarding skills and turned in Practices and Expectations. This was sent in an email last week and is posted in the class on Google Classroom.


RR English:
Read every evening
Reading log is due Monday, February 2, 1015
parents must sign reading logs

RR Math:
A section of math should be completed each night
Math packet is due Monday, February 2
TEST: Monday, February 2

Humanities: Students checked in questions and resources for our projects and began to take notes in class. Notes are due tomorrow and projects are due Monday.

Chinese: Please check our class blog for assignment.

Algebra: We talked about dividing fractions (section 8.2). Homework: worksheet 8.2 (all)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday, January 26

Welcome to the 2nd semester- 8th grade is 1/2 over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Science: Went over the review for the midterm. Homework is to study for tomorrow's test.

Geometry: Went over the midterm, and then started Unit 5- Symmetry. The Symmetry Handout is homework.

Humanities: Students turned in political cartoons and were introduced to inquiry projects in class. Please review the project rubric that was sent home today. Homework for the week will be to work on the project. Projects are due Monday, February 2nd.

Algebra: We started chapter 8 today. Attached are completed notes and the homework.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday, January 23

Science: 5th-7th hour worked on the midterm review, the review is due Monday for all classes. Science midterm is Tuesday.

Geometry: Took the second half of the midterm and shared breakfast (Thank you Nathan for the pancakes and Gabe for the donuts!)


ELA - 1/2 Day flip day - students were given the opportunity to read To Kill a Mockingbird (TKM) and ask any questions they may have about the book. No teaching point. Chapters 1-4 due Monday. Technology 2nd & 3rd hr - We begin on Monday! New Typing Web logins will be given. Please bring a folder for class papers and a folder to be used for handing in projects (Design Folder).

French 2: Study for the midterm on Thurs and Friday

RR English:
Read every evening
Reading log is due Monday, January 26, 1015
parents must sign reading logs

RR Math:
A section of math should be completed each night
Math packet is due Friday, February 26, 2015
TEST: Friday, February 26 


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thursday, January 22

Science: Played jeopardy to review for Tuesday's midterm. Midterm review is due on Monday.

Geometry: Day 1 of the midterm.



Humanities: Students reviewed "expansion" questions and began to work on political cartoons in class. Homework is to complete the political cartoons and to think of a topic for next week's historical inquiry project.

ELA - Reader's Workshop Realistic Fiction Day 1 - Students received their To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. We read the first chapter together and discussed any unfamiliar concepts (Southern living in the 1930s) and customs. Chapters 1-4 are due finished by Monday. This unit will entail reading at least one chapter per day with an analysis paper as the Summative Assessment.



Pre-Algebra: Students were given their 4.1 - 4.1 quizzes back. Quiz corrections are due Monday with parent or guardian signature. We also reviewed the 4.6 homework from last night. The homework for the weekend is 4.6 2-28 even due Monday on a separate sheet of paper.

RR English:
Read every evening
Reading log is due Monday, January 26
parents must sign reading logs

RR Math:
A section of math should be completed each night
Math packet is due Thursday, February 5
TEST: Thursday, February 5

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday, January 21

Science: Quests were returned and students had an opportunity to do quest corrections in class, quest corrections are due tomorrow. Midterm review is due on Monday, midterm is Tuesday.

Geometry: Went over unit 4 on the midterm review. Midterm starts tomorrow! Homework is to study.

Humanities: Students studied graphs and maps on pp. 288/289 of the text. Homework is to answer the guided questions for pp. 288/289 (see attached).

Pre-Algebra: Today we took notes over 4.6. The homework is 4.6, 1-27 odd. This is due tomorrow on a separate sheet of paper. The notes and homework can be found on http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework .