Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Science:  Complete the field trip assignment if you have not finished it.  Finish the Human Microbiome article and questions if you did not finish during class on Wednesday.  If you  missed class on Wednesday or want to review, watch the human microbiome introduction video.

Thank you so much to all the adults who helped chaperone today.  We are so grateful for your help. Thanks for everything you did to make today's field trip a success! Students, thanks for having a great attitude and for being so focused today.  Nice work!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

PARENTS: If you have not yet paid for Thursday's field trip, please pay through the OrgsOnline website.  The event is listed as '8th Grade Museum of Natural Sciences' in OrgsOnline.  We need your payment for Thursday's field trip as soon as possible.  Thank you!

Science:  Finish the Human Microbiome article and questions if you did not finish during class.  If you  missed class today or want to review, watch the human microbiome introduction video.  

Field Trip tomorrow! Bring your lunch, a pencil, binder (or other surface to use for writing), and a positive attitude.  Dress appropriately.  We will be walking through the museum and eating lunch outside.  Chaperones should park in the high school parking lot.  

Social Studies:  Read, annotate and code the "Charlie Daniels" article for our seminar on 2/27.

TEAM POLICY REMINDER:  Quizzes can be given at any time, announced or unannounced to verify comprehension of daily lessons.  Make sure that you are reviewing nightly to be prepared!  

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

PARENTS: If you have not yet paid for Thursday's field trip, please pay through the OrgsOnline website.  The event is listed as '8th Grade Museum of Natural Sciences' in OrgsOnline.  We need your payment for Thursday's field trip as soon as possible.  Thank you!

Science:  Finish your comparison between Hidden & Active viruses if you did not finish during class.  On the INSIDE: Summarize how each type of virus infects a cell.  List & describe the steps in your own words and draw diagrams to show the process.  Color your diagrams and be sure to label your host cell, virus, host cell genetic material , and virus genetic material.  On the BACK:  List and describe similarities between hidden and active viruses.  Resources for help:  Figure 4 on pages 444-445 in your textbook and the animation on Prentice Hall (Use webcode cep-1021, then click the orange "start" button). 

Social Studies:  Read, annotate and code your Charlie Daniels article for our next seminar on 2/27!  

Language Arts: Book Trailers for your Fiction and Nonfiction texts are DUE Friday 2/24.
Here's a link to the Prezi presentation for your review of project resources and expectations.

Core Connections: Final Current Event Project due Friday, 2/24

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Social Studies:  Quiz tomorrow.  Bring your Hippo sheet and primary source document to class tomorrow.

Science:  Finish your notes on Viruses, Chapter 11 Section 1 if you did not finish during class.  (Pages 441-446 in blue science textbook)


Dear 8th Grade Parents,


    Monday, February 27th we will launch our next Core Connections project related to the nutrition standards in science.  The ‘Nutritionist for Hire’ project will require students to procure a real client, create a health questionnaire, and design a personalized health and exercise plan for that client.


    The project launch will be an ‘in house’ field trip.  We are excited to have Zacki Murphy of Zacki’s Culinary Creations visiting each Core Connections class.  She will be preparing both food and an instructional presentation for your students to demonstrate that healthy food can be tasty!  The cost for the presentation and food will be $7 per student.  


    Please visit OrgsOnline to pay for this event by Monday, February 20th. Thank you so much for supporting your student’s learning!


Enjoy your weekend!


Warmest Regards,

Ms. Norman

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15

Social Studies:  Be prepared to discuss your political cartoon meaning tomorrow.  Work on your EQ response for Friday's quiz.  Study your notes and vocabulary for the quiz as well.

Language Arts: Write your 2 paragraph letter to 'Von'.  (if you didn't start/finish the letter in class today)
Paragraph 1: Inform him about the plight of immigrants around the world today. (4-5 complete sentences)
Paragraph 2: Explain your stance on immigration and what you have learned from reading about his experience. (4-5 complete sentences)

Science:  Finish the Biomolecules graphic organizer if you did not finish during class/MTSS today.  (Check your work with the Answer Key when you finish.) Quiz tomorrow!  Study all notes in your science binder (pages 1-11) and Section 9.3, 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3 in your textbook.  Use websites and review links posted this week (scroll back through the blog) for review and additional practice. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day! ❤

Links for Science Class:
Cell Cycle game - quiz yourself & review
Cell Cycle - more review & matching
Cell Cycle review - identify the stages

Science:  Finish the Amoeba Sisters video and handout (front & back!) if you did not finish in class today.   Review cell division and mitosis by using the links posted above.  Quiz on Thursday!  Study your notes & labs on biomolecules, nutrition, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and cell division.  

Core Connections: Current Event Project Submission 2 due Friday
Guest Speaker Coming!!  Zacki Murphy, professional chef, will be visiting our classes on Monday, Feb. 27th to launch the Nutrition Project.  Please visit the orgsonline website to pay for this 8th Grade in-house field trip.

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