Good evening parents,
Monday morning all 8th grade students will be visiting the high school. The students will have a wonderful opportunity to see all that the high school offers. There was a letter sent home last week with students about this visit as well as the parent information meeting that will be held at the high school and a link to graduation requirements.
Friday students took their assessment over transformations. We have been working on transformations as the first of our three geometry units for the year. Students began studying transformations before Christmas break. We will continue to spiral this information as well as all of our material throughout the rest of the school year so that students can retain and extend their knowledge of each unit. If your child needs to retake this assessment, they will need to attend tutorials in order to reteach any material they did not understand. Students must attend tutoring prior to retaking the assessment.
Students may come to tutorials before school this week starting at 6:55 to 7:30 am. There will be no after school tutorials this week. Next Monday 2/12 students may stay until 3:30 pm to complete retakes in my classroom. Please make arrangements for your child to stay after school on Monday 2/12 if they need to retake the test. Monday 2/12 will be the last day to retake the Unit 7 assessment.
Week at a Glance 2/5 to 2/9
Monday - Students visit WHS, afternoon classes will review finding volume of cylinders, cones and spheres.
Tuesday - Surface area of rectangular and triangular prisms, Students will get their Unit 7 test back in class, Unit 8/9 study guide will be passed out (due on Monday 2/12)
Wednesday - Surface area of cylinders
Thursday - Surface area of prisms and cylinders
Friday- Surface area of prisms and cylinders
We will be having a test on Tuesday 2/13 covering Pythagorean Theorem and Volume. The students will receive a study guide for this material on Tuesday 2/6. Students who need additional assistance on the study guide may come before school for tutorials to get help. It is better for students to prepare for tests ahead of time than to react to a low grade after taking the test.
Please check with your child to make sure that they have necessary materials for class including pencils and paper. Also, please encourage your child to stay organized by using a binder or folder for each class to keep up with their daily material. Organizational skills are very important for students to develop at this age as they get prepared for high school.
Daily attendance is very important as it is a leading indicator for student success. Please help by having your student to school on time every day.
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