We are approaching the end of Topic 4! 8th graders are taking the topic 4 test on Wednesday 1/23/19. As always, I am including the home-school connection for our next topic so that you can help your child become proficient in the topic.
We are finishing up topic 3 and will have our test Monday 1/7/19. Below I am including the home-school connection for Topic 4 to help you reinforce what your child is learning at home.
Can you believe it? This first trimester has flown by! With that being said I would like to give an update on what we have covered so far in 8th grade math and what we are currently working on.
Below are the topics we have covered so far:
Understand and Compare Rational and Irrational Numbers
Evaluate and Solve Square and Cube Roots
Use Properties of Integer Exponents
Understand and Complete Operations in Scientific Notation
Use Power of Tens to Estimate Quantities
Solve Linear Equations by using Inverse Operations, Comparing Strategies, and Simplifying
Compare Proportional Relationships
We are currently working on:
Represent Equations in Slope- Intercept Form and Graphs
We will be testing on topic 1 this Friday, 10/19/18. This means that we will be starting our second topic in math next week! With that being said, just like with topic 1, there is home-school connection to help you to assist your child with their work. I am including this below and if you ever have any questions feel free to send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
7th and 8th grade girls will be attending Expanding Your Horizons which is a free conference and workshop for 7th and 8th grade girls in Maine. This experience will be lead by female professionals in STEM careers. We would like to offer a similar experience highlighting STEM professionals for our 7th and 8th grade boys here, at CDS. This will be occurring on Tuesday, October 9th.
This year, with our new math program, it includes a home-school connection for each topic. This is a way that you can work with your child on the content we will be covering in math. I will post this to my blog each time we begin a new topic.
Hello 8th Graders!
I am so excited to start this school year with you! I hope you have enjoyed your summer. As we approach the first week of school I would like to make sure you have the following supplies.
Binder (Your multiple subject zipper binders you have used in the past are fine)
Suggested items that are not necessary but still good to have:
Open House will be Monday August 27th from 6-7. I hope to see you there!
Can you believe it?! CDS 8th grade graduation is tomorrow night! Thank you so much for an amazing year! I will miss this group of 8th graders especially. They were part of my first class ever when I began teaching here 3 years ago. These kids will hold a special place in my heart and I will be sad to see them go.
Just a reminder that the 8th graders have early dismissal tomorrow at 11:15am and graduation is at 6:30pm.
See you there!
The end is in sight! This group of 8th graders seem to be very excited and ready to be high schoolers! With that being said, the importance of staying focused is crucial even though it may seem challenging. We cover some very important content in math that will be foundational for high school math. Also, the material is necessary for success to students planning on taking the John Bapst Algebra placement test.
Next Wednesday, 5/16/18 8th graders will be taking the NWEA math test. These scores are looked at by high schools when determining what math class to place students in. Students should strive to do their best on this.
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Have a great rest of the school year!
We are gearing up for our 8th grade MEA math testing. 8th grade will be testing tomorrow and Friday 5/5-5/6.
1. Come to class ready to learn.
2. Follow Directions.
3. Respect your teacher, yourself, and other students.
4. Be responsible.
1st Warning: Verbal Warning (Could be individual or to the whole class)
2nd Warning: This could vary. This could be another verbal warning or I may write your name on the board.
3rd Warning: Conversation in hallway.
There isn't a 4th Warning: After this you will be given a detention.