8H Homework & Announcements



October Curriculum News

Language Arts with Mrs. Paster

Students have completed their reading of five of their seven texts about heroism. For each text, they have answered a reading comprehension assessment and a short answer review. To formulate answers, students have followed the ACE method--Answer, Cite evidence, and Explain, Expand, and Elaborate. The scores for these summative assignments are in PowerSchool.  

At the conclusion of  their reading, students will write an essay that answers the question “Why do people behave heroically” Evidence from several of the texts will be used to formulate the essay as we review the function and content of each of the parts--introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion.  Students are provided with graphic organizers and examples that assist as they plan their papers.


Chapter 5 of the Holt Handbook, “The Phrase—Prepositional, Verbal, and Appositive Phrases” is the language study focus this month.  Students will receive a copy of the Holt Handbook to keep at home and a classroom set will be used at school. Vocabulary for Achievement continues with lesson 3-6.

Pre-Algebra with Mrs. Bonsaint

During the month of October, students in pre-algebra will work with numbers expressed in Scientific Notation. They will estimate very large and very small numbers and will perform operations with numbers expressed in Scientific Notation. The next topic will be Algebraic Linear Equations.

Students will continue to have nightly homework, vocabulary work, and weekly skills sheets. It is important that students complete each assignment on time and show all work. They should continue to work to keep their math notebook organized.

Students have access to their math book online. They were given a username and password and we have practiced, numerous times in class , how to find the necessary pages for assignments.

I will be after school each Monday for extra help.

Algebra I with Mrs. Bonsaint

During the month of October, students in Algebra I will work with percents. The next topic will be inequalities.  We will begin with solving simple inequalities, followed by multi-step and compound inequalities. We will end with solving absolute-value inequalities.

Students will continue to have nightly homework, vocabulary work, weekly “Countdown to Testing” work, and topic enrichment work. Students need to work to keep their materials, assignments and notebook organized and be sure all work is completed and passed in on time.

I will be after school each Monday for extra help.

Social Studies with Mr. Coggeshall

The month of October will be spent studying Article 3 of the United States Constitution, the Judicial Branch.  This study involves a review of the courts and how students’ rights are affected by Supreme Court rulings. We will discuss freedom of expression and the freedom of the press.

Science with Mr. Shaw

We spent the month of September exploring Earth’s geographical features: plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes and plate boundaries. In October, students will continue to work to learn about how the Earth’s surface is constantly changing.  We will continue to explore the structure of the Earth by studying rocks, fossils, the rock cycle, and by performing labs to further our investigations.  

Special Education with Mr. Francisco

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 and worked on during this period.

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