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8th Grade

Archive for February, 2010

Week of February 22-26

Monday:

 

  • Literature:  Up date grade sheets,  DRP,First fourth of Choice novel read by Wed. for Periods 3,5,6 and Thursday for 1 and 2.  Group work.
  • Language Arts: Morning classes: Define symbolism and identify symbols in poetry. Class example “Scratch N’ Dent Dreams” by Eric Darby. Afternoon classes: Review poetic devices definitions. Create poetry using poetic devices. Assignment: “Using Poetic Devices” due Thursday. Quiz on poetic devices Friday for all classes.
  • Science
  • Social Studies 
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  • Math
  •       period 1:  8-2 WS
  • period 2: no HW
  • period 3,5,6:  MSA 1.1 part A only 

Tuesday: 

  • Literature: DRP,  Characterization, First 1/4 of novel due TOMORROW, workshop, Character analysis due next Mon. , 3/1.
  • Language Arts: Morning classes: Review definitions of poetic devices. Create poetry using poetic devices. Assignment: “Using Poetic Devices” due Friday. Afternoon classes: Class time for “Using Poetic Devices” writing. Poetic devices quiz on Friday for all classes.
  • Science-  Students will conduct lab on kinetic potential energy.
  • Social Studies  
  • Math
  •       period 1:  
  • period 2: no HW
  • period 3,5,6:  MSA 1.1, finish all parts B-D

Wednesday:  

  • Literature:   DRP,First Choice Novel Letter (in class),  Periods 3,5,,6Character analysis sheet due Mon. 3/1.  Second 1/4 of choice novel due next Wed. 3/3.
  • Language Arts: Late start day. Meet with third, fifth and sixth period classes. Class time for work on “Using Poetic Devices” assignment due Thursday for fifth and sixth period, Friday for third period. ALERT: Poetic Devices Quiz has been changed to MONDAY!. Students should know definitions and be able to give examples. All students have charts completed from which to study.
  • Science- Complete kinetic energy activities and discusss
  • Social Studies  
  • Math
  •       period 1:  no class
  • period 2: no HW
  • period 3,5,6: 1.3 homework handout

  Thursday:   

  • Literature: DRP,  First Choice Novel Letter (In class) periods 1, 2.  Workshop, Periods 3,5,6 Practice play (Our Town) 
  • Language Arts: Morning classes: class time to work on “Using Poetic Devices” due tomorrow. Afternoon classes: Turn in “Using Poetic Devices” packets. Opportunity for poetry sharing. Study example poems for rhyme scheme. Poetic Devices Quiz for all classes on Monday.
  • Science- Complete discussion on kinetic energy.  Assign section 1 wks.
  • Social Studies  
  • Math
  •       period 1: stations activity
  • period 2: no HW
  • period 3,5,6:  1.3 handout continued

Friday: 

  • Literature: Play practice for Our Town, Wokshop , choice novel, Character analysis due Mon. 3/1.  Second 1/4 of choice novle due Wed. 3/3.
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies  
  • Math
  •       period 1:  
  • period 2: no HW
  • period 3,5,6:  partner review activity
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