|Block 1||Block 5||Block 4||Block 3||Block 2|
|Block 2||Block 1||Block 5||Block 4||Block 3|
|Block 3||Block 2||Block 1||Block 5||Block 4|
|Block 4||Block 3||Block 2||Block 1||Block 5|
|Fire Drill Groups||Fire Drill Groups||Team Rotations|
|Team Rotations||B Block Rotations||Block 3|
|ROAR Rotations||Block 1||Block 4|
|Block 2||Block 5|
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students for being elected Trimester 3 Block Captains! :)
*Our first meeting will be next Thursday, April 12 in my room at lunch.
Block 1: Mackenzie Ball & Shae Hussey
Block 2: Joaquin Mendez & Alyssa Yagelski
Block 3: Madison Gordon & Hannah You
Block 4: Clare Lanscioni & Jack Olson
Block 5: Patrick Moran & Colin Rogers
The election process was intense and I was SO proud that so many of you were candidates and attempted to persuade your classmates in such creative ways! Tough competitors!!
Thanks for a great example left by Tri 2 Captains! Bravo!!
I look forward to working with these fab students Trimester 3 and to finish the year off solid and strong!
Keep practicing your 212° skills!
Ms. Iannotti :)
*Have a wonderful summer!
Over the course of the summer, practice the skills listed on the Math IXL packet you received in class and through email. If you have trouble logging onto Math IXL, please email me, and I'll help you connect to your account. Also, enjoy the great math websites I listed below.
*Math Practice Websites:
In writing, the students are continuing to write their sci-fi stories according to Asimov's criteria. Both peer and self edits are helping the revising and editing process of this assignment. What's going on with grammar? We are currently learning about participles and gerunds! Ask your child about the Tripple Grammar Slammer each writing class. Your child is sure to impress you with what he or she is doing class.
In Science we will be piloting a new program called HMH Science Dimensions to use with our units this year. Our first unit will focus on the water cycle, followed by a unit on space systems. The online program, Science Dimensions, will include projects, hands-on labs, engineering challenges, and a variety of other activities!
In ELA, we will be kicking off Trimester 1 by reading A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park. This novel tells the alternating stories of two characters, Salva and Nya, who live in Sudan but at different time periods. I look forward to the discussions we will have surrounding this novel! Additionally, we will continue our weekly Word Within the Word (Stems) lists and grammar practice using the online tool NoRedInk.
This trimester in Social Studies we will be learning about the five themes of geography and applying this information to different regions of the world. Once we become familiar with the five themes and the tools geographers use, we will move into our first unit and focus specifically on the physical features, culture, and history of Europe. Throughout the year, we will be exploring and discussing how where we live affects who we are.
As 8th graders, we'll spend time making sure students are developing skills to prepare them for high school. This includes goal setting, self advocating, managing assignments, and developing study skills. We're looking forward to a new school year!