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8th Grade

8th Grade Teachers

8-1 Olivia DeMeio, Social Studies 

8-2 Jud Hartman, Science

We will be studying the Earth's interior, plate tectonics, dynamic changes of Earth's surface, geologic cross sections and the formation of Earth's surface and topography. 

8-3 Susan Leach, Math

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Algebra 1:  @leachalg    or    8th Grade Math:   @leach8math

Algebra 1:  We have begun Chapter 2:  Linear Relationships.  Chapter 2 focuses on students understanding the connection among the four ways to show a linear relationship:  graphs, situations, tables and equations.  Students have been doing a great job working in teams and actively using their team roles.  Excellent math discussions are taking place everyday!  Students took their first team test of the year and it was a great success.  
Pre-Algebra:  We are now in Chapter 2:  Simplifying with Variables.  This is going to be a fun unit because students get to work with Algebra Tiles in every lesson.  Algebra Tiles help students simplify equations by combining like terms.  We will also use Algebra Tiles to solve equations through inverse operations.  Algebra Tiles are used  so that all students can access abstract understanding through the use of concrete manipulatives.  
8-4 Lisa Smith, Language Arts
We are starting our first novel together - The Outsiders. Most reading will be done in class, but some will be read at home.  Students have selected books for their first book project which is due October 10. Information on the book project will be handed out soon.  Students have begun working in their vocabulary books.  Due dates are as follows:
Unit 1 Quiz:  Sept. 1.
Unit 2 Quiz:  Sept. 15
Unit 3 Quiz:  Sept. 29
Test Units 1-3  Oct. 6

8-5 Deanna White, Writing