Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday, May 26

Tentative Final Exam Schedule 
  • Friday, May 29: Spanish II Writing
  • Monday, June 1: Spanish II & Chinese Speaking
  • Tuesday, June 2: Spanish II & Chinese Speaking
  • Wednesday, June 3: Algebra & Chinese Listening
  • Thursday, June 4: Spanish I, French I, French II, Chinese Reading, Algebra & Science
  • Friday, June 5: Spanish I, French I, French II, Chinese Reading & Geometry

Science: Completed our notes on Light & The Electromagnetic Spectrum. Quest is Friday!

Geometry: Linear & Area sectors of circles pop-group quiz.

Humanities: Students reviewed chapter 18 and were introduced to 19.1 of the text in class. Homework is to complete chapter 19.1 free choice. There will be a chapter 19 test on Monday, June 1.

RR ELA: Turn in late logs. Read daily. No new log this week- BUT read :)

RR Math: Test tomorrow and homework packet due tomorrow. Red group finish day 4 for tomorrow. JG-E2020.

ELA - Students continued their study of modifiers with Grammar Chapter 5, Lessons 3 & 4. Tomorrow we will complete the packet and students will take home their quiz to be completed for homework, students may use their packet to help clarify any questions. Homework: Grammar & READ (AR quizzes due June 5th)

Technology - Students were given the hour to catch up on their keyboarding, we will begin our final project in Photoshop when we are able to get back into the lab (M-STEP).

Algebra: Partner Test on chapter 13 tomorrow

Pre-Algebra: Today students learned slope-intercept form. The homework is 1-18 all due tomorrow.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday, May 21

Tentative Final Exam Schedule 
  • Friday, May 29: Spanish II Writing
  • Monday, June 1: Spanish II & Chinese Speaking
  • Tuesday, June 2: Spanish II & Chinese Speaking
  • Wednesday, June 3: Algebra & Chinese Listening
  • Thursday, June 4: Spanish I, French I, French II, Chinese Reading, Algebra & Science
  • Friday, June 5: Spanish I, French I, French II, Chinese Reading & Geometry
Science: Took notes on the index of refraction to go with the investigation students completed yesterday. Homework is the refraction practice (due Tuesday). 

Geometry: Continued our discovery of how sectors of circles relate to circle length and area measurements. Homework is the circle linear & area review. 


RR ELA: Logs are due Tuesday. Read daily. 5 log responses will be due after the long weekend.

RR Math: Work on math packets that are due 5/27 (same day as your test.) JG-E2020. Red group, finish day 3 and 4 workbook pages if you did not in class.

Humanities: Students took the chapter 17 test in class today. No homework.

Algebra: 13.7 (#1, 4 and 8)

ELA - students continued their Grammar Study with 5.3 Other Words Used as Adjectives. Journals are due on Tuesday, May 26th with 50 entries for the 4th Card Marking. Homework: READ!

Technology - Students continued to work on their keyboarding and finished up their family budget evaluations. We will begin Photoshop when we return from the long weekend.





Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wednesday, May 20

Tentative Final Exam Schedule 
  • Friday, May 29: Spanish II Writing
  • Monday, June 1: Spanish II & Chinese Speaking
  • Tuesday, June 2: Spanish II & Chinese Speaking
  • Wednesday, June 3: Algebra & Chinese Listening
  • Thursday, June 4: Spanish I, French I, French II, Chinese Reading, Algebra & Geometry
  • Friday, June 5: Spanish I, French I, French II, Chinese Reading & Science
Science: Refraction investigation. Light & Electromagnetic Spectrum Quest is Friday, May 29.

Geometry: Went over the Unit 8 test, students interested in re-taking must do so by Thursday, May 29. We then began a mini-unit on length & area sectors of circles. Homework is the 1st two pages of practice


Humanities: Students had a second day of review for our test tomorrow. Homework is to study for our chapter 17 test.

RR Math: JG-E2020, Red and teal group work on packets due 5/27. Test 5/27.

RR ELA: Reading logs are due Tuesday- 5 days!

Algebra: We learned about Mean Absolute Deviation. No homework.

ELA - Students began their final Grammar Unit: Unit 5 Adjectives and Adverbs. We worked on Lessons 1 & 2 today and will move on through the packet tomorrow. Homework: Grammar 5.1-2, READ, Journal #4.49

Technology - due to M-STEP we were in the Media Center today, along with Elementary students. I had students work on other classwork and/or their keyboarding on TypingWeb.com. It will most likely be the same tomorrow.




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday, May 19

Tentative Final Exam Schedule 
  • Monday, June 1: Chinese Speaking
  • Tuesday, June 2: Chinese Speaking
  • Wednesday, June 3: Algebra & Chinese Listening
  • Thursday, June 4: Spanish I, French I, French II, Chinese Reading, Algebra & Geometry
  • Friday, June 5: Spanish I, French I, French II, Chinese Reading & Science 

Science: Students worked together to take notes on reflection, which relates to yesterday's investigation. Homework is the Law of Reflection practice. I provided paper protractors for students, here's a link to print another one if they have lost it. Below are some links to help with the law of reflection:


Geometry: Practiced solving systems of equations involving circles & parabolas. 


RR ELA: Read daily. Turn in late logs that were due Monday. Your new log was passed out yesterday and will be due Tuesday 5/26 with five log responses.

RR Math: Red group finish day 2 workbook pages due tomorrow. JG-E2020. Red group and Teal group work on homework packets due 5/27. Study those math facts!

Humanities: Students worked on 17.3 and began to review for the chapter 17 test on Thursday. Homework is to list the positives and negatives of reconstruction.

Algebra: homework: worksheets 13.5 and 13.6 (all) we will discuss Mean Absolute Deviation tomorrow-so don't panic!

Pre-Algebra: Today students learned about slope. The homework is 8.4, 1-21 all due tomorrow. Notes and homework are available at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework .


Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday, May 18

Science: Practiced drawing ray diagrams and observed the law of reflection, good protractor practice! 

Geometry: Took the unit 8 test- no homework.


RR ELA: Logs were due today. If you did not turn yours in, please do so tomorrow. New logs were passed out and will be due Tuesday 5/26.

RR Math: Work on homework packets. Please finish any workbook pages we did in class that you did not complete.

Humanities: Students checked 17.2 and began to work on 17.3 section assessment. 17.3 is due Wednesday. Chapter 17 test is on Thursday.


ELA - Students turned in their projects (or worked on a laptop to do the final turn in). We then looked through the writing folders that have housed their writing for as long as they have been in Berkley School District. Tomorrow we will be working on our Performance Task Spring Writing Assessment. Homework: READ!!! Journal entry #4.47

Technology - Today our Seniors returned to tell the truth. The horrible life of a successful High School Student presented on Friday was false, Adam does sleep and is going to a different school than reported. Marshall Deeds joined him to discuss his advice for incoming 9th graders. The students had very good questions and were relieved to hear that Adam is not quite so crazy :) Work on your TypingWeb account - you should finish all sections.

Algebra: We talked about surveying today. Homework: Come up with 1 survey question

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15

Student Council - Next week is going to be busy with Spirit Point earning opportunities! With Penny Wars and Spirit Week we will know a final winner of the Spirit Trip very soon!

Science: Took the first section of notes related to light using the jigsaw method. No homework. The Light & Electromagnetic Spectrum Quest will be Friday, May 29.

Geometry: Went over the Unit 8 Review, test is Monday. 


RR ELA: Reading log due Monday. Follow the five responses with parents signature.

RR Math: JG-E2020, Math packets were passed out, students can start them but not due until 5/27. Red group finish workbook pages from Thursday if you did not in class, due Monday.

Humanities: Students reviewed 17.1 and worked on 17.2 in class. Homework is to complete 17.2.

ELA - Students were given the whole hour to work on their Civil War Journalism projects. All documentation is on the Google Classroom, this is also where projects should be turned in. From what I've seen the students are doing a great job! Homework: READ! Project Final Draft

Technology- We worked on Evaluations from the Family Budget and had a Senior from Berkley High come to talk about what 8th graders should do in High School to be successful in the future, namely getting in to the College of their choice. He and his Senior Project Partner will be returning on Monday to discuss the information presented in more depth and from another perspective. Love having former students return

Algebra: Finish notes from 13.3

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday, May 14

Science: Wrapped up unit on amusement park physics by taking the postest- hopefully everyone improved! Then we began our unit on Light & The Electromagnetic Spectrum by observing how different colors of light interact. 

Geometry: Worked on the Unit 8 Test Review. Whatever was not finished in class is homework. Unit 8 Test is Monday. 

Algebra: We discussed Permutations (arrangements of objects where order matters). Notes and assignment are attached

RR ELA: Logs are due Monday-5 days.

RR Math: Students will get their new homework packets today.

Humanities: Students were introduced to 17.1 in class today. Homework is to complete 17.1 free choice.

ELA - Day 9 reminded us that we need to cite all sources, images each need to be cited separately as they are each a separate source. We discussed formating each project choice with the citations. We then were given the rest of the hour to work on our projects on computers either in the Media Center or with COW laptops. Homework: Read, project work, Journal entry #4.46

Technology - Last full day to present projects. We will have visitors tomorrow from the High School to talk to us about High School and College expectations. If we have time we will present projects, otherwise students that have not presented need to see me before school or if I am free at lunch. End of the year events for 8th graders are being planned and that is when we meet :)