8H Homework & Announcements




The following information is intended to serve as an outline of studies for all core classes during the months of May and June.

Language Arts with Mrs. Paster:

Students will begin the month with the writing and publishing of their argumentative essay/claim papers, an assignment that requires students to research a debatable topic and write an argument to support a position. During May, they will also complete their state English Language Arts and Writing Test.  Although class time in class will continue to be adjusted in order to accommodate the testing schedule, we will continue to have all core classes. During this time, students will review chapter 15 in Holt Handbook, “Quotation Marks, Apostrophes, Hyphens, Parentheses, Brackets, Dashes” and  Vocabulary for Achievement will continue with lessons 17-25.  Finally, students will complete their last project for the year, a research presentation about an area of interest that will be explored in high school. The presentation incorporates Google slides and two short videos.

Social Studies with Mr. Coggeshall:

Students have wrestled with the Constitution, learned about the immigration history of the United States, and examined today's immigration issues.  They have looked at the growth of big business and debated how much government involvement there should be. They witnessed the fighting in World War One, reveled in the fun of the 1920's, and faced the worst economic time in American history by studying the Great Depression.  And now, at the end of the year, they will study the greatest event in world history so far--World War Two. We will study the rise of dictators, the fighting of the war, the Holocaust, and the aftermath of the War while applying some of the lessons learned to similar situations in our present lives.  Thanks in advance for a great year!

Science with Mr. Magnusson:

Our 3rd unit is a physics examination.  Students examine the interaction of matter and energy with moving objects.  We will be exploring multiple concepts around motion. Students will observe many exciting demonstrations and be responsible for a major assignment called The Car Project.  For this project, students will design, blueprint, construct, and “run” a rubber-band propelled cardboard “car”. Parents will need to support this challenge by helping students find sufficient corrugated cardboard and cutting out the design pieces at home. Construction will be completed in school.  Students should inform parents about specific deadlines, checkpoints, and project requirements.  The major summative evaluation for this project is a 3-5+ page scientific paper that validates students’ knowledge and application of key concepts and how these topics directly relate to the motion of their constructed car.  Students are extremely motivated to get started. This is a great way to end the school year. Please feel free to contact me via email, amagnusson@sau90.org, if you have any questions.

Pre-Algebra with Mrs. Bonsaint:

During the months of May and June, students will complete their work with geometric transformations. The next topic for the year is congruence and similarity. Students will work on understanding and applying both congruent figures and similar figures and will relate them to geometric transformations. We will complete our math studies with operations with polynomials.

All of these topics are building blocks for Algebra I, so it is very important that students stay focused and continue to work through the end of the year. Students will continue to have nightly homework and  vocabulary. They should continue to work to keep their math materials organized.

Algebra I with Mrs. Bonsaint:

During the month of May, students will work with quadratics.  Students will identify and graph quadratic functions, transform and solve quadratic equations and use factoring to graph and solve quadratics. The Quadratic Formula can be used to solve any second degree polynomial equation in future studies of math.  For the month of June, our final topic to study will be exponential and radical functions.

Students will continue to have nightly homework and vocabulary work. They should continue to work to keep their math materials organized.

WInnacunnet High School will be administering a math placement test on May 18.

Special Education with Mr. Angwin

Study Skills - Students continue to work on their organizational skills which include organizing notebooks for classes and checking PowerSchool to see what assignments they may be missing.  Concepts that are taught in core classes are also reviewed during this period. High-School Transition Meetings will be held on May 7th and 11th at Winnacunnet High School. A letter with the date and time of your child’s meeting has been sent home.

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