Eighth Grade Bulldog Pride Newsletter


From the leadership team

Math

Monday, 2/11: Introduction to System Of Equations (Using foldable for Learning Log) Eureka, Lesson 25: Geometric Interpretations of the Solutions of a Linear System.

Tuesday, 2/12:  Eureka, Lesson 26: Characterization of Parallel Lines. (Using graphs to find the system of equations).

Wednesday, 2/13 & Thursday 2/14 (2 day Lesson)  Eureka Lesson 27: Nature of Solutions of a System of Linear Equations (Substitution).

Thursday, 2/14 & Friday 2/15 (2 day lesson) Eureka Lesson 28: Another Computational Method of Solving a Linear System.. (Elimination Method)

Note: WaterPark Project ( A culmination of Module 4, SLOPE). This project was given to students on Feb. 4. It incorporates all of Module 4 on Slope of a Line, y-intercept, slope formula, slope intercept equation, and system of equations. The Project is made up of task which will be assigned as homework sections. Please make sure your child is completing each task when assigned with a focus on the due date of each task. The final project will also be given a due date at a later date depending on how far we move with the unit. This project will count as 2 major grades. One grade for task assignments handed in on time and graded for accuracy and one for the final project. Please see me for any explanations and help prior to class time (Morning tutoring) or Skinny Time.

NOTE TO PARENTS: TUTORING IS STILL AVAILABLE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS RESOURCE.  TUTORING OCCURS IN MS. GASPARD’S CLASS AND MS. NAQUIN’S CLASS.

ELA

Monday 2/11:  Lesson 16: Analyze Character Development and Irony in “Flowers for Algernon”--Students continue reading “Flowers for Algernon” and continue filling out the before/after surgery chart and the irony tracker.

Tuesday 2/12:  Lesson 17: Summarize Frankenstein--Students read an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Frankenstein. They ask questions about excerpt and write a brief summary.

Wednesday 2/13:  Lesson 18: Determine Frankenstein’s Motivation--Students reread the excerpt from Chapter 4 of Frankenstein and analyze its language by categorizing words and phrases into knowledge/learning, time/movement, or emotions/motivations.

Thursday 2/14: Lesson 19:  Analyze Language to Determine Tone and Meaning--Students analyze the language of the excerpt from Frankenstein to determine how it contributes to the meaning and tone of the passage. They also use the language as models for their own writing.

Friday 2/15: Lesson 20: Compare the Structure of Two Texts--Students compare and contrast the structure of “Flowers for Algernon” and the excerpt from Frankenstein to determine how each contributes to similar meanings.

Science

REED/Barron

Monday-Wednesday: Thermal lesson 3

Thursday-Friday: Thermal lesson 4

Social Studies

Monday- How did Plessy v Ferguson affect life in Jim Crow Louisiana?

Tuesday- Explain the social, political, and economic changes experienced by African-Americans in Louisiana from Reconstruction through the Jim  Crow Era

Wednesday- how the Thibodaux Massacre affected the African Americans in Louisiana

Thursday- I will explain how the expansion of the railroad affected Louisiana’s economy and Why were poor Louisianans drawn to the Populist Party during the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

Friday-the rise and fall of the Populist Party

girls Health and Pe

This week in PE we will continue with the Bowling Unit.

boys health and pe

This week in PE we will continue with the Bowling Unit.

Journey to Careers

We will begin exploring the Education and Training Cluster.

Band

Focus: Students are working out of their yellow book for warm-ups and, they are also working on their festival music.

 Band Fundraisers this year:  World’s Finest Chocolate Sale going on.  

updates/reminder