Monthly Archives: October 2012

New Math download

Please check the downloads section for a new pdf on graphing and finding distances in the coordinate plane.

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Homework for the Week of 10/29/12

ELA (Coach Whitt): 

  • Monday  –  5 topics of discussions using real-world events
  • Tuesday – Research and documentation    
  • Wednesday –  NO HW  
  • Thursday – Essay composition  
  • Friday – Essay composition  

 Period 2 students will need to have read to page 148  and create a Venn Diagram comparing/contrasting 2 of the main characters (Phillip Malloy and Ken Barchet) – 7 qualities each section.  This must be computer generated.  Futher instructions available on Monday. 

2nd Period Herald-Sun Topic for the week:  How does advertisements (TV, magazines, billboards) influence our daily lives? 

Highlighted Essential Question:  What strategies can I use to determine an author’s stance on a given topic?

Highlighted Learning Target for the Week:  I CAN compose an argumentative essay demonstrating my understanding of claim and counterclaim. 

Contact Coach Whitt @ Jeffrey.Whitt@dpsnc.net

SS (Mr. Cordova):  

For Monday and every day of this week: Study for Test 2, covering Unit 3, to be held on Friday, November 2nd.

Unit 3 covers:

French and Indian War

Regulator Movement

Boston Massacre

Boston and Edenton Tea Parties

British Acts of Taxation/Parliament

Revolutionary War (including leaders)

3 branches of government

Articles of Confederation

U.S. Constitution

Bill of Rights

Contact Mr. Cordova @ Raymond.Cordova@dpsnc.net

Math (Mrs. Wolf): 

Math 8

* Monday: Exponents Partner Quiz; HW is Scientific Notation WS #2

* Tuesday: Coordinate Plane WS

* Wednesday: Area and Side Length of Squares WS

* Thursday: Pythagorean Theorem WS

* Friday: Pythagorean Theorem Quiz; no HW

Common Core Math I

* Monday: Expressions, Equatiions, & Scatterplots Test; HW is Regression WS

* Tuesday: Interpreting Linear Models WS

* Wednesday: Using Linear Models to Predict WS

* Thursday: Linear Models Review Sheet

* Friday: Linear Models Quiz; no HW

Contact Mrs. Wolf @ Connie.Chu@dpsnc.net

Science (Ms. Wilson):   

Mon- None

Tue- Fri- Workbook pages 25-28. This will be due on Friday

Contact Ms. Wilson @ Anna.Wilson@dpsnc.net

End of 1st 9 weeks

Parents and guardians, the end of the 1st 9 weeks is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23.

Homework for the week of 10/22/12

ELA (Coach Whitt): 

  • Monday –  Research Paper Assigned  – Handouts/Rubric/Expectations will be sent home with students and emailed to parents
  • Tuesday – NO HW  – ELA CA  
  • Wednesday –  Completion of Review handouts from CA results   
  • Thursday – Work on Research Paper   
  • Friday –  NO HW

 Period 2 students will need to have read to page 12 by Friday, October 26.  The students will be given a brief assessment on what

Period 2 students:  Herald-Sun Topic due Thursday – “What does it mean to be a student-athlete?”

Highlighted Essential Question:  How is the development of structure of a story, article, speech, or poem important to its central idea?

Highlighted Learning Target for the Week:  I CAN write an objective summary. 

Contact Coach Whitt @ Jeffrey.Whitt@dpsnc.net

SS (Mr. Cordova):  

Complete project (Washington and Cornwallis foldables and timelines), due Tuesday (October 23).

Contact Mr. Cordova @ Raymond.Cordova@dpsnc.net

Math (Mrs. Wolf): 

Monday

  • 8GM
  • Complete Make-Up Work Packet (due Thursday)
    • CC1
    • Complete Make-Up Work Packet (due Thursday)

Tuesday

  • 8GM
  • Exponents Review Sheet
    • CC1
    • Linear Equations WS

Wednesday

  • 8GM
  • Exponents Quiz
  • No HW
    • CC1
    • Scatterplots & Linear Equations Review Sheet

Thursday

  • 8GM
  • Scientific Notation WS
    • CC1
    • Scatterplots & Linear Equations Test
    • No HW

Contact Mrs. Wolf @ Connie.Chu@dpsnc.net

Science (Ms. Wilson):   

Homework for Science all week:

Study!!

Parents- On Thursday, we will have our Chemistry Unit test, which will cover the material from our quizzes so far.  We will be spending Monday and Tuesday reviewing, and then on Wednesday they will have their science CA, which will be practice for the unit test on Thursday.  I am offering the students a chance to bring up any low quiz grade.  If they can prove to me they have learned the material, meaning they get a 90% or higher on the unit test, I will bring any lower quiz grade up to that grade as well.  No quiz grades will be lower, only raised if they score well on the test.  Study for a little bit every day next week and work on the review packet that I will be giving out on Monday.

Contact Ms. Wilson @ Anna.Wilson@dpsnc.net

Homework for the week of 10/15/12

ELA (Coach Whitt): 

  • Monday – Debate Topic for Discussion  
  • Tuesday – What is an analogy
  • Wednesday –  NO HW  
  • Thursday – Student/Parent Assignment Handout – This is a great assignment for both students and parents to work together 
  • Friday – Student Conferences will be held on Friday (Learning Targets, Journals 27-36 due, and debate outline) 

 Period 2 students will need to have read to page 91 by Friday, October 19, and write a reflection (1 page) discussing the importance of positive school relationships

Period 2 students:  Herald-Sun Topic due Thursday – “A goal I have set for my future is…”

 Highlighted Essential Question:  How is the development of structure of a story, article, speech, or poem important to its central idea?

 Highlighted Learning Target for the Week:  I CAN write an objective summary. 

 Contact Coach Whitt @ Jeffrey.Whitt@dpsnc.net

 SS (Mr. Cordova):  

  •  Complete Revolutionary War leaders trading cards. Due Friday, Assignment explained and materials provided on Tuesday, October 16.

 Contact Mr. Cordova @ Raymond.Cordova@dpsnc.net

 Math (Mrs. Wolf): 

  •  TBA – Mrs. Wolf will be sending out a separate notice concerning HW this coming week. 

 Contact Mrs. Wolf @ Connie.Chu@dpsnc.net

 Science (Ms. Wilson):   

  • Monday: Find one advantage and one disadvantage to 5 different types of power. (Water, Solar, Wind, Nuclear, Fossil Fuels)
  •  Tuesday – NO HW
  •  Wednesday – NO HW
  •  Thursday: Study for the quiz on energy

 Contact Ms. Wilson @ Anna.Wilson@dpsnc.net

Additional Social Studies Homework

Create a foldable on the 8 British Acts of Taxation. You may download a copy of the powerpoint from the Social Studies Class Website, or you may pick up a copy to keep in class tomorrow. The assignment is due this Friday, October 12.

Homework for the week of 10/08/12

ELA (Coach Whitt): 

  • Monday –“Showing Poem”  
  • Tuesday – Analogy using real-world events   
  • Wednesday –  NO HW  
  • Thursday – Reflection  (Period 2:  Herald Sun Topic Due)
  • Friday – NO HW

 Period 2 students will need to have read to page 35 and write a reflection (1 page) discussing main characters, setting, and plot

Highlighted Essential Question:  What is the difference between informational and argumentative writing?

Highlighted Learning Target for the Week:  I CAN identify related words and their parts of speech to construct the meaning in text? 

Contact Coach Whitt @ Jeffrey.Whitt@dpsnc.net

SS (Mr. Cordova):  

1)       Write a 75+ word opinion paper on what are acceptable forms of protest and what are unacceptable, with explanations for why various forms of protest are acceptable or not. Due Friday.

2)      Study your mock trial procedure handout (to be distributed in class Wednesday) and Boston Massacre handout in preparation for our 1st mock trial on Thursday.

Contact Mr. Cordova @ Raymond.Cordova@dpsnc.net

Math (Mrs. Wolf): 

TBA – Mrs. Wolf will be sending out a separate notice concerning HW this coming week. 

Contact Mrs. Wolf @ Connie.Chu@dpsnc.net

Science (Ms. Wilson):   

  • Monday – Vocabulary
  • Tuesday – Thursday – TBA

Contact Ms. Wilson @ Anna.Wilson@dpsnc.net

Progress Reports go out today

Parents and Guardians,

Your child will have received a progress report from every one of his or her teachers today.