5/19/08 (B Day)

Great job on the first annual 8-South Carnival!

We loved watching the team work together to produce an event that was not only fun, but important. We raised about $1400 for our causes. That is amazing. The 8-South Teachers are incredibly proud of you. Thanks, too, for those who stayed and helped to clean up.

Ms. Baker just posted the “8-South Carnival Video” that she made onto YouTube! Check it out! This is Ms. Baker’s first-ever YouTube video! 🙂

Reminders:


 

Literacy:

We read Act II of The Miracle Worker and then began our final writing assignment of the year: Writing as a Gift.Homework:

Read your independent reading book. When you finish a book, start a new one, but, before you do, POST to COL under your class’s BOOK BINGE! It’s a class versus class challenge and, apparently, 5-6B is favored to win. However, we all know that the underdog sometimes emerges triumphant, to the surprise of all! Prizes will be awarded to the winning class during the last week of school.

You will have an quiz over Act II and the 14 vocabulary words on Tuesday (A day) and Wednesday (B day) of this week.


Mathematics:

Algebra 8 (1-2B)

Today. we checked over our work from ACE(4) and we studied for our Final Exam which is Wednesday.

Homework:

  • GGG Unit Test Study Guide

Algebra 8 (5-6B)

Today. we checked over our work from ACE(4) and we studied for our Final Exam which is Wednesday.

Homework:

  • GGG Unit Test Study Guide

Science:

How are you progressing through the workload? The “assignments” are listed below. Save yourself some last minute stress and turn it in early rather than late.

Homework:

  • Reflection and COL post for Chapter 1 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Pros/Cons and article for Chapter 10 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Reflection for Chapter 14 Cartoon Guide for Environment (I)
  • EC #7 Summary Questions (from sheet I gave you)(I)
  • Your Group Lab Presentation (at Symposium) (G)
  • Garden mass comparison (I/G)

Social Studies:

Homework: Read and notes, Chapter 14, Section 1 (pp. 344-349)

A day students- Read pp 353-357; answer questions 1-5 on p. 357

5/16/08 (A Day)

Great job on the first annual 8-South Carnival!

We loved watching the team work together to produce an event that was not only fun, but important. We raised about $1400 for our causes. That is amazing. The 8-South Teachers are incredibly proud of you. Thanks, too, for those who stayed and helped to clean up.

Ms. Baker just posted the “8-South Carnival Video” that she made onto YouTube! Check it out! This is Ms. Baker’s first-ever YouTube video! 🙂

Reminders:

1. If you plan to go on the overnight or attend the Cardinals Game, don’t forget to bring back your Team Credit events permission slips by Monday.

2. Next week’s schedule: B A B A B


 

Literacy:

We read Act II of The Miracle Worker and then began our final writing assignment of the year:  Writing as a Gift.Homework:

Read your independent reading book. When you finish a book, start a new one, but, before you do, POST to COL under your class’s BOOK BINGE! It’s a class versus class challenge and, apparently, 5-6B is favored to win. However, we all know that the underdog sometimes emerges triumphant, to the surprise of all! Prizes will be awarded to the winning class during the last week of school.

You will have an quiz over Act II and the 14 vocabulary words on Tuesday (A day) and Wednesday (B day) of next week.


Mathematics:

Algebra 8 (1-2B)

Today. we checked over our work from problem 4.1 and 4.2. Then students had time to work on exponential decay problems in class

Homework:

  • ACE(4) 1-5, 8-11, 13

Algebra 8 (5-6B)

Today. we checked over our work from problem 4.1 and 4.2. Then students had time to work on exponential decay problems in class

Homework:

  • ACE(4) 1-5, 8-11, 13

Science:

How are you progressing through the workload? The “assignments” are listed below. Save yourself some last minute stress and turn it in early rather than late.

Homework:

  • Reflection and COL post for Chapter 1 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Pros/Cons and article for Chapter 10 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Reflection for Chapter 14 Cartoon Guide for Environment (I)
  • EC #7 Summary Questions (from sheet I gave you)(I)
  • Your Group Lab Presentation (at Symposium) (G)
  • Garden mass comparison (I/G)

Social Studies:

Homework: Read and notes, Chapter 14, Section 1 (pp. 344-349)

A day students- Read pp 353-357; answer questions 1-5 on p. 357

5-15-08 (B Day)

Carnival on Friday!!! Carnival on Friday!!!

The first annual 8 South Carnival will be held on Friday from 3:30 to 5:30. Student booths are planned and they are putting on the final touches. Parents, please feel free to stop by. Bring younger children or chaperone a small group of elementary students around.


 

Literacy:

We continued to read and discuss The Miracle Worker.

Homework:

Read your independent reading book. When you finish a book, start a new one, but, before you do, POST to COL under your class’s BOOK BINGE! It’s a class versus class challenge and, apparently, 5-6B is favored to win. However, we all know that the underdog sometimes emerges triumphant, to the surprise of all! Prizes will be awarded to the winning class during the last week of school.

You will have an quiz over Act II and the 14 vocabulary words on Tuesday (A day) and Wednesday (B day) of next week.


Mathematics:

Algebra 8 (1-2B)

Today. we checked over our work from problm 4.1 and 4.2. Then students had time to work on exponential decay problems in class

Homework:

  • ACE(4) 1-5, 8-11, 13

Algebra 8 (5-6B)

Today. we checked over our work from problm 4.1 and 4.2. Then students had time to work on exponential decay problems in class

Homework:

  • ACE(4) 1-5, 8-11, 13

Science:

How are you progressing through the workload? The “assignments” are listed below. Save yourself some last minute stress and turn it in early rather than late.

Homework:

  • Reflection and COL post for Chapter 1 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Pros/Cons and article for Chapter 10 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Reflection for Chapter 14 Cartoon Guide for Environment (I)
  • EC #7 Summary Questions (from sheet I gave you)(I)
  • Your Group Lab Presentation (at Symposium) (G)
  • Garden mass comparison (I/G)

Social Studies:

Homework: Read and notes, Chapter 14, Section 1 (pp. 344-349)

A day students- Read pp 353-357; answer questions 1-5 on p. 357

5/9/08 (B Day)

Literacy:

We finished reading Act I of The Miracle Worker and learned some new vocabulary.

Homework:

Read your independent reading book. When you finish a book, start a new one, but, before you do, POST to COL under your class’s BOOK BINGE! It’s a class versus class challenge and, apparently, 5-6B is favored to win. However, we all know that the underdog sometimes emerges triumphant, to the surprise of all! Prizes will be awarded to the winning class during the last week of school.


Mathematics:

Algebra 8 (1-2B)

Today, students finished Investigation 3 and worked on ACE(3) in class while I had one-on-one meetings with students about their investigation 1 & 2 homework and quiz grades.

Homework:

  • Finish Problem 3.3
  • ACE(3) 9-15, 18, 20-23

Algebra 8 (5-6B)

Today, students finished Investigation 3 and worked on ACE(3) in class while I had one-on-one meetings with students about their investigation 1 & 2 homework and quiz grades.

Homework:

  • Finish Problem 3.3
  • ACE(3) 9-15, 18, 20-23

Science:

Students are well into their end-of-the-year projects. I would like to remind them to plan ahead and make sure to start their work ahead of the deadline. NEWS ALERT!!! Anyone who has a Cartoon Guide needs to bring it back so I can re-distribute them to those who have not had a chance to read the book yet. Thanks!

Homework:

These are just the assignments DUE (not the small checks) by May 22:

  • Reflection and COL post for Chapter 1 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Pros/Cons and article for Chapter 10 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Reflection for Chapter 14 Cartoon Guide for Environment (I)
  • EC #7 Summary and Extra Questions (I)
  • Your Group Lab Presentation (at Symposium) (G)
  • Garden mass comparison (I/G)

Social Studies:

Homework: Read pp. 210-214 and answer 1,2,3,4, and 6 on p. 214 (B Day);

Middle Ages test: A day ( Monday, May 13); B Day (Tuesday, May 14).

5/7/08 Homework

Literacy:

Homework:

Read your independent reading book. When you finish a book, start a new one, but, before you do, POST to COL under your class’s BOOK BINGE! It’s a class versus class challenge and, apparently, 5-6B is favored to win. However, we all know that, in life, the underdog sometimes emerges triumphant, to the surprise of all! Prizes will be awarded to the winning class during the last week of school.


Mathematics:

Algebra 8 (1-2B)

Today we took our GGG Investigation 1 and 2 quiz and then we started studying the difference between a growth rate and a growth factor.

Homework:

  • Finish Problem 3.2
  • ACE(3) #1, 2, 4, 24–30

Algebra 8 (5-6B)

Today we took our GGG Investigation 1 and 2 quiz and then we started studying the difference between a growth rate and a growth factor.

Homework:

  • Finish Problem 3.2
  • ACE(3) #1, 2, 4, 24–30

Science:

Students are well into their end-of-the-year projects. I would like to remind them to plan ahead and make sure to start their work ahead of the deadline. NEWS ALERT!!! Anyone who has a Cartoon Guide needs to bring it back so I can re-distribute them to those who have not had a chance to read the book yet. Thanks!

Homework:

These are just the assignments DUE (not the small checks) by May 22:

  • Reflection and COL post for Chapter 1 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Pros/Cons and article for Chapter 10 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Reflection for Chapter 14 Cartoon Guide for Environment (I)
  • EC #7 Summary and Extra Questions (I)
  • Your Group Lab Presentation (at Symposium) (G)
  • Garden mass comparison (I/G)

Social Studies:

Homework: Read pp. 210-214 and answer 1,2,3,4, and 6 on p. 214 (B Day);

A day – Read 228-233 and answer questions 1-4 on p. 233.

5/5/08 (B Day) Homework

Announcements:

1. Don’t forget that Tuesday night is Portfolio Night on 8-South. Remember to invite your parents for a 15-minute time period (between 3:30 and 5:30) and join them in the 8-South area. If your parents cannot come, ask another adult, even an 8-South teacher, to be the audience for your portfolio presentation. We hope to see ALL 8-South students there. This is an important celebration and, yes, there will be food.

2. There will be a Project Peanut Butter meeting on Thursday after school in Ms. Baker’s room.

3. Promotion speaker tryouts are on Thursday after school in Mr. Maesaka’s room. Further information is on the round table in the hallway. Only those who signed up by May 1st may attend.
Literacy:

Homework:

You need to post to two new forums. Both of them can be found under 8-South Literacy. Scroll down to where you see The Miracle Worker. “Being a Teacher” and “Three Days to See” Due Wednesday (B Day) /Thursday (A Day)


Mathematics:

Algebra 8 (1-2B)

Today we took a look at recursive and explicit formulas and we figured out a way to calculate the total amount of money earned for Dribbling Dawn over a twenty year career. Next, we studied for our Investigation 1 & 2 quiz Wednesday. We finished by starting on Problem 3.1.

Homework:

  • Problem 3.1
  • Study for the Quiz Wednesday

Algebra 8 (5-6B)

Today we took a look at recursive and explicit formulas and we figured out a way to calculate the total amount of money earned for Dribbling Dawn over a twenty year career. Next, we studied for our Investigation 1 & 2 quiz Wednesday. We finished by starting on Problem 3.1.

Homework:

  • Problem 3.1
  • Study for the Quiz Wednesday

Science:

Students are well into their end-of-the-year projects. I would like to remind them to plan ahead and make sure to start their work ahead of the deadline. NEWS ALERT!!! Anyone who has a Cartoon Guide needs to bring it back so I can re-distribute them to those who have not had a chance to read the book yet. Thanks!

Homework:

These are just the assignments DUE (not the small checks) by May 22:

  • Reflection and COL post for Chapter 1 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Pros/Cons and article for Chapter 10 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Reflection for Chapter 14 Cartoon Guide for Environment (I)
  • EC #7 Summary and Extra Questions (I)
  • Your Group Lab Presentation (at Symposium) (G)
  • Garden mass comparison (I/G)

Social Studies:

Homework: Read pp. 210-214 and answer 1,2,3,4, and 6 on p. 214.

5/1/08 (B Day)

Literacy:

Homework:

Typed To Kill a Mockingbird essay is due on Monday–all classes. Essay must be proofread carefully and a minimum of five paragraphs.


Mathematics:


Social Studies:

Homework: Finish the map we started in class and prepare two reflections for Portfolio Night.

For A day – Read pp. 195-200; answer 206 on p. 200.

4/29/08 (B Day)

Literacy:

During class, we are working on drafting our Mockingbird essays. Students are conferencing with Ms. Baker about their ideas and their organization.

Homework:

Final typed, proofread TKMB essay (minimum five paragraphs) is due on Monday (May 5th)–all classes.

Post to two Forums due this Wednesday (A) or Thursday (B)–

a. “Poetry Is a Juicy T-Bone Steak” forum

b. “What Are you Reading?” forum (Choose just one category for this)

3. Bring two pieces (hard copies) for your portfolio. Due Wednesday (A) or Thursday (B).


Mathematics:

Algebra 8 (1-2B)

Today we started class by checking our yellow and green worksheets. Then we took a look back at problem 1.4 and continued on to problem 2.1 which dealt with starting values different than 1 and the growth factor.

Homework:

  • Problem 2.1
  • 1, 2, 4, 15, 16, 21

Algebra 8 (5-6 B)

Today we checked our yellow and green worksheets, looked over problem 2.1, and discussed scientific notation of numbers less than 1.

Then we started discussing problem 2.2

  • Finish Problem 2.2
  • ACE(2) #1, 2, 4, 15, 16, 21, 33

Science:

Students received a handout that outlines their work for the rest of the semester. In that handout there are several due dates and small checks that allow me to make sure they are progressing. Read this handout and use it as your guideline for the remainder of the semester.

Homework:

These are just the assignments DUE (not the small checks) by May 22:

  • Reflection and COL post for Chapter 1 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Pros/Cons and article for Chapter 10 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Reflection for Chapter 14 Cartoon Guide for Environment (I)
  • EC #7 Summary and Extra Questions (I)
  • Your Group Lab Presentation (at Symposium) (G)
  • Garden mass comparison (I/G)

Social Studies:

Homework: Finish the map we started in class and prepare two reflections for Portfolio Night.

4/28/08 (A Day)

Literacy:

During class, we are working on drafting our Mockingbird essays. Students are conferencing with Ms. Baker about their ideas and their organization.

Homework:

Final typed, proofread TKMB essay (minimum five paragraphs) is due on Monday (May 5th)–all classes.

Post to two Forums due this Wednesday (A) or Thursday (B)–

a. “Poetry Is a Juicy T-Bone Steak” forum

b. “What Are you Reading?” forum (Choose just one category for this)

3. Bring two pieces (hard copies) for your portfolio. Due Wednesday (A) or Thursday (B).


Mathematics:

Challenge Algebra 8 (1-2A)

Today we took the mid chapter 12 quiz and then we took a look at the quadratic formula.

Homework:

  • 12.5 #7-21, 22-36 evens

Algebra 8 (5-6 A)

Today we looked over problem 1.4 of Growing, Growing, Growing and our ACE questions from the previous class. Then we continued our exploration of exponential growth looking at starting values different than 1 in problem 2.1

  • Finish Problem 2.1
  • Green and Blue WS’s

Science:

Students received a handout that outlines their work for the rest of the semester. In that handout there are several due dates and small checks that allow me to make sure they are progressing. Read this handout and use it as your guideline for the remainder of the semester.

Homework:

These are just the assignments DUE (not the small checks) by May 22:

  • Reflection and COL post for Chapter 1 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Pros/Cons and article for Chapter 10 Cartoon Guide to Environment (I)
  • Reflection for Chapter 14 Cartoon Guide for Environment (I)
  • EC #7 Summary and Extra Questions (I)
  • Your Group Lab Presentation (at Symposium) (G)
  • Garden mass comparison (I/G)

Social Studies:

Homework: Read and take Cornell Notes on pp. 186-195. Also, begin to prepare reflections on artifacts for Portfolio Night ( May 6).

A day for April 28 – Finish the map we started in class and write two reflections for Portfolio Night.

4/24/08 (B Day)

Literacy:During class, we are working on outlining our Mockingbird essays. Students are conferencing with Ms. Baker about their ideas and their organization.

Homework: You need to bring a finished outline to class on Monday (A Day) or Tuesday (B Day). We will begin drafting on Monday/Tuesday.


Mathematics:

Algebra 8 (1-2B)

Today we took a look at our answers from problem 1.3. Then we did problem 1.4.
Homework:

  • Finish problem 1.4
  • ACE(1) #25-27
  • Green and Yellow WS’s

Algebra 8 (5-6 A)

Today we looked over problem 1.4 of Growing, Growing, Growing and then we continued on with Problem 2.1.

    • Finish Problem 2.1
    • Green and Yellow WS’s

    Science:

    Homework:

    NONE


    Social Studies:

    Homework: Read and take Cornell Notes on pp. 186-195. Also, begin to prepare reflections on artifacts for Portfolio Night ( May 6).