Taylour Beamer - English Language Arts/Reading Assignments

  •  Week of October 28th- November 1st

    Students will be working on drawing conclusions using a visual element as well as explaining how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text. 

    Next Wednesday, November 6th will be our Unit 1 Test over: summary, theme, inference, drawing conclusions, comparing and contrasting stories. 


Amber Johnson - Science Assignments

  • Week of October 28th

    • Bill Nye - Earth's Crust
    • Read Chapter 8, Lesson 2 (Landforms at Plate Boundaries)
    • Plate Boundary Maps (groups)

     Week of November 4th

    • Finish Claim, Evidence, Reasoning for plate boundary map
    • Flocabulary - Volcanoes
    • Volcano Notes
    • Chapter 9, Lesson 2 Volcanoes (worksheet)
    • Shape it up activity
    • Earth's Plates Puzzle (digital)

    Week of November 11th

    • Earthquake Notes
    • Plotting earthquake location
    • Read Chapter 9, lesson 1 Earthquakes
    • Earthquake/Volcanoes Quiz
    • Unit 1 performance task (group)
      • research 6 landforms
      • identify plate boundary associated with landform
      • Google My maps (pin location)
      • Claim, evidence, reasoning for each landform/boundary

    Week of November 18th


    Week of November 25th


    Week of December 2nd


    Week of December 9th


    Week of December 16th





Jason Reimund - English Language Arts/Writing Assignments

  • Writing - 

    November 8:

    On Friday, November 8th, students will take a test over specific grammar elements, such as pronouns. We will practice and review at the beginning of the week. 

    November 7:

    The final draft of the personal narrative will be due on Thursday, November 7th. 

    November 4 through November 8:

    This week, we will be focused on finishing our personal narratives. On Friday, November 1st, I passed out copies of the grading rubric that will be used. I went over all aspects of the rubric, explained how I would assess, and answered student questions about the narrative. This will be an assessment score. Assessments are weighted at 60% of their grade, so it is important that students understand what elements to include in their writing. The finished personal narrative will be typed; however, those without Chromebook access may handwrite the narrative, but it must be legible. All personal narratives must include the following: 

    • at least one section of correctly indented and punctuated dialogue
    • at least one "thought shot" (a narrator's inner thoughts)
    • an engaging introduction
    • relevant descriptive details and evidence of an attempt at some of the narrative techniques discussed in class
    • good use of transitional words and phrases
    • effective and logical sequence of events
    • evidence of proofreading and editing through limited errors
    • clear focus throughout
    • a reflective conclusion

    Please note that all of these topics have been thoroughly discussed in class. 

     October 28 through November 1:

    We have selected a personal narrative to draft. Also this week, we have learned several narrative techniques, including writing with dialogue, adding descriptive details and vivid imagery, sensory details, transitions, plot elements, reflective conclusions, and we have spent time on some focused grammar rules and editing practice. 

    October 25th:

    End of Term

    October 18th:

    On Monday, October 21st, students will be writing a small journal prompt as a final assessment for the first quarter. However, the prompt is already available in Google Classroom. 

    This must be completed in Google Classroom by October 23rd, before the end of the quarter. This is a final grade. For students who have lost Chromebook privileges, the writing can be done on notebook paper. However, handwriting must be legible.  

    Please make sure your writing meets the following criteria:


    • Includes descriptive details.
    • Tells a narrative in chronological order.
    • Has one simile, onomatopoeia, personification, or vivid language.
    • Uses complete sentences with capital letters and punctuation.
    • Uses conventional spelling.



    Write about a time when you had to do something that you did not want to do.


    Graded Assignments to Date:

    • My Writing Interview
    • Vocabulary Word Search
    • Painting a Picture with Words
    • Pre-Unit Final Draft (Google Classroom)
    • Vocabulary Worksheet (Narrative Unit)
    • Photograph Memories
    • Themes and Connections
    • Descriptive Writing Scavenger Hunt
    • Weekly Journal Entries

    October 21 through 25:

    We will be selecting an entry from our writing journals to develop, elaborate, draft, edit, and revise into a final piece of writing. We will learn several techniques that will help the students develop their writing during this process.  

    October 14 through 18:

    We are generating ideas in our writing journals by addressing daily writing prompts. We are also exploring various techniques for brainstorming ideas. At least one of the journal entries will be selected for a drafting, editing, and revision project at the end of the unit. 

    October 11th:

    Students were asked to bring a family photograph or two to class. The photos were used to generate ideas for potential writing projects. A worksheet was provided to help organize their ideas. This worksheet/chart (Photograph Memories) was to be completed and turned in by October 14th. 

    October 9th: 

    Themes and Connections: After having read several stories and excerpts from a variety of mentor texts, students were asked to list some of these stories and identify the theme of each. Then, they made personal connections to the story. There was a worksheet provided to help with this process, and we worked together in class to complete it. 

    October 4th:

    Descriptive Writing Scavenger Hunt: As an independent homework project, students were asked to take a walk outside (in their neighborhood, at a park, etc.). They were supposed to use three different forms of figurative language in sentences based on their observations during this walk (simile, onomatopoeia, and personification). Due Monday, October 7th. 

    October 7th through 11th:

    We are generating ideas in our writing journals by addressing daily writing prompts. We are also exploring various techniques for brainstorming ideas. At least one of the journal entries will be selected for a drafting, editing, and revision project at the end of the unit. 

    October 2nd:

    Students were given a list of vocabulary words. They were to look up the definition for each word and then use that word correctly in a sentence. 

    September 24 through 27:

    Students were asked to type their revised, edited, and approved draft in a Google Doc. The draft was to be proofread before submitting it. Students were told to check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation and to write in complete sentences and correctly formatted paragraphs.

    Graded Assignments to Date:

    • My Writing Interview
    • Vocabulary Word Search
    • Painting a Picture with Words

    September 16 through 20:

    As usual, we will be working in our journals. We are still brainstorming writing topics. This week, however, we will select one of the journal entries for elaboration. Beginning this week and into next, we will work on drafting this entry into a final completed project. 

    Friday, Sep. 13th: 

    Students will be completing a notetaking chart in class and independently. The "Painting Pictures with Words" chart will help the students identify figurative language found in the mentor texts. 

    Week of September 9th through 13th: 

    In addition to interactive reading sessions in class, we have begun writing in our journals. I have given the students writing prompts to use in generating ideas for writing; however, I am somewhat lenient on the journal content. It is important we get into the habit of writing.  

    Thu, Sep. 5: 

    Students were given five vocabulary words. By Monday, September 9th, they are expected to find the definitions for each of the words, as well as at least one synonym and one antonym. 

    In their journals, students started brainstorming lists. Tomorrow we will personalize our journals. 

    Wed, Sep. 4:

    Students were given a questionaire, "My Writing Interview." The questionaire had seven questions related to writing. On the back, students were asked to draw a T-chart listing three books (the mentor books from class were recommended, as we have already discussed these) and authors on one side, and listing the reasons the authors had written them on the other side. 

    * Students have been given the opportunity to redo or add to the "My Writing Interview" assignment if they choose to do so. I have gone over the assignment with class, and offered to go over it individually with any student who needs additional clarification. 

    Wed, Aug. 28: 

    Writing - Introductions and expectations; writing prompt, Tell me something about yourself, and tell me at least one song or musical artist you really like (make sure it's school appropriate!). Please bring a composition notebook to be left in the classroom for writing. Also, by next week, try to bring in some stickers, magazine clippings, etc., to use to decorate the notebooks and turn them into personalized writing journals. 

    "Letter to Future Self" - students were asked to draft a letter to their 8th grade selves. 



Jenni Roling - Math Assignments

  • Friday, Nov. 15th - UNIT 2 TEST - MONDAY NOV. 18th

    Students watch the Study Guide Answer Key Video. When students finish they work on a review game for the Unit 2 Test.

    Thursday, Nov. 14th - UNIT 2 TEST - MONDAY NOV. 18th!

    Students worked on Study Guide. If they finish the study guide they will watch the Study Guide Answer Key Video.

    Wednesday, Nov. 13th - UNIT 2 TEST - MONDAY NOV. 18th!

    Students have a short presentation on Uplift, which caused classes to be shortened. Students received their study guide for Unit 2.

    Tuesday, Nov. 12th

    Target Ticket - Compare & Order Rational Numbers

    Monday, Nov. 11th - TARGET TICKET MOVED TO TUESDAY, NOV. 12th

    The school had a Veteran's Day Assembly this morning, which caused classes to be shorter than normal. Due to shortened classes, I pushed the Target Ticket to tomorrow.

    Friday, Nov. 8th - TARGET TICKET, MONDAY, NOV. 11th

    Students continue practice with ordering rational numbers.

    Thursday, Nov. 7th -TARGET TICKET MONDAY, NOV. 11th.

    Students continue practice with ordering rational numbers.

    Wednesday, Nov. 6th -TARGET TICKET MONDAY, NOV. 11th.

    Students take notes and practice compare and order rational numbers.

    Tuesday, Nov. 5th - TARGET TICKET MONDAY, NOV. 11th.

    Students  practice comparing and ordering decimals.

    Monday, Nov. 4th

    Students took notes and practiced comparing and order decimals.

    Friday, Nov. 1st

    Students finished Target Ticket. 

    Thursday, Oct. 31st

    Students reviewed and then started Target Ticket

    Wednedsay, Oct. 30th-TARGET TICKET THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST 

    Students practiced fractions, decimals, and percents.


    Students finished notes and continued practice on converting fractions, decimals, and percents.

    Monday, Oct. 28th

    Students started notes and practice on converting fractions, decimals, and percents.

Susanna Baker - Social Studies Assignments

  • Mon, Nov 11

    Veterans Day - Creating Poppies for Veterans


    Fri, Nov 8

    SLO Test


    Thurs, Nov 7 - Ms. Baker out with sick son

    SLO test postponed until Friday

    5 Themes of Physical Systems video


    Wed, Nov 6

    warm up; Grade & review Mapping Skills Assessment to be ready for SLO test tomorrow!


    Tues, Nov 5

    warm up; Mapping Skills Assessment SLO Prep (HW if not finished); SLO test is on Thursday!


    Mon, Nov 4

    warm up; grade & review latitude/longitude work & sub atlas work from Friday


    Fri, Nov 1

    Baker Sub - Students work on Africa & US world map


    Thursday, Oct 31

    Media Center


    Wed, Oct 30

    warm up - Media Center account check (MC tomorrow); Latitude Longitude assignment


    Tue, Oct 29

    warm up; Latitude Longitude lesson & assignment check


    Mon, Oct 28

    warm up; service Monday; 5 Themes: Movement & Regions

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