October 16, 2017

Welcome back parents!

Homework:

6th Grade:  Monday: Student Holiday

Tuesday: Math: multiply and divide decimals; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Wednesday: Math: dividing fractions; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Thursday: Math: plotting rational numbers on a number line; Science: Study Vocabulary words – tomorrow: Math and Science tests

Vocabulary Words: Geosphere – having to do with the Earth or land. ; Atmosphere: having to do with all the gases from the land to space; Hydrosphere: having to do with all water on Earth and clouds; Cryosphere – having to do with all parts of Earth that are frozen; Biosphere: Having to do with all living things.

7th Grade: Monday: Student Holiday

Tuesday: Math: 2-1 close and check; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Wednesday:  Close and check 2-2; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Thursday: Math: 2-3 close and check; Science: Study Vocabulary words – Math and Science Test tomorrow

Vocabulary words: Electromagnetic Spectrum: entire frequency range of electromagnetic waves; Lumens: visible light is measured in lumens; Radiowaves: longest waves in the spectrum; Microwaves: wavelength from 1m to 1mm; Infrared: wavelength between microwaves and visible light; Visible light: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet; Ultraviolet – shorter wavelengths than visible light; X-Rays: higher energy waves than ultraviolet; Gamma Rays: highest energy, shortest wavelength; LASER: Light Amplified by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

8th Grade: Monday: Student Holiday

Tuesday: Math: Math: 8-4 close and check; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Wednesday: 8-5 close and check – quiz tomorrow; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Thursday: Math: 8-6 homework pg 1; Science: Study Vocabulary words – test tomorrow

Vocabulary words: Electromagnetic Spectrum: entire frequency range of electromagnetic waves; Lumens: visible light is measured in lumens; Radiowaves: longest waves in the spectrum; Microwaves: wavelength from 1m to 1mm; Infrared: wavelength between microwaves and visible light; Visible light: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet; Ultraviolet – shorter wavelengths than visible light; X-Rays: higher energy waves than ultraviolet; Gamma Rays: highest energy, shortest wavelength; LASER: Light Amplified by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

 

6th Grade: In Math we are learning about adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing rational numbers.  In Science we are learning about how all the different spheres on and around the Earth interact with each other to make our planet the wonder it is.

7th Grade:  In Math we are learning about proportional relationships in tables and graphs.  In Science we are learning about the Electromagnetic spectrum.

8th Grade:  In Math we are learning about Linear Functions.  In Science we are learning about the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

Thanks for all you do!

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October 9, 2017

Welcome back parents!

Homework:

6th Grade:  Monday: Math: finish distributive property;  Science: Study Vocabulary words

Tuesday: Math: Greatest common factor (1) – quiz on GCF and LCM;  Science: Study Vocabulary words

Wednesday: Math: Greatest common factor (2); Science: Study Vocabulary words – Science test tomorrow

Thursday: No Homework – Field trip tomorrow

Vocabulary Words: force – a push or pull; newton – measurement of force; applied force – a force that is put on an object by another object; normal force – the force that acts between objects when they are in contact; friction – the force from two objects rubbing together; electrical force – force between two charged objects; magnetic force – the attraction or repulsion between magnetic poles; gravitational force – the force that pulls objects straight down toward the center of the earth; law of universal gravitation – the force of gravity acts between all objects in the universe that have mass; mass – the measure of the amount of matter in an object; weight – measure of force of gravity on an object

7th Grade: Monday: 1-4 close and check; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Tuesday: Math: Topic 1 review – topic test tomorrow; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Wednesday: Math: 1-5 close and check; Science: Study Vocabulary words – test tomorrow

Thursday: no homework – field trip tomorrow

Vocabulary words: spectrograph – a device that breaks light into colors; apparent brightness – brightness as seen from Earth; absolute brightness – the brightness a star would have if it was a standard distance from Earth; main sequence – a diagonal area on the H-R diagram; Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram – a graph using surface temperature on the x-axis and absolute brightness on the y-axis

8th Grade: Monday: Math: 8-1 close and check; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Tuesday: Math: 8-2 close and check – quiz tomorrow; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Wednesday: Math: 8-1 homework pg 1; Science: Study Vocabulary words – test tomorrow

Thursday: No homework – field trip tomorrow

Vocabulary words: nebula – large cloud of gas and dust; protostar – cloud of gas and dust with enough mass to form a star; white dwarf – the core of a dead low mass star; supernova – the explosion of a high-mass star; neutron star – material remains of a high-mass star; pulsar – a spinning neutron star; black hole – object with gravity so strong that nothing, not even light can escape; core – central region of the sun; nuclear fusion – when hydrogen atoms join to form helium; radiation zone – region where energy moves in the form of electromagnetic radiation; convection zone – outermost layer of the sun’s interior; photosphere – inner layer of the sun’s atmosphere; chromosphere – middle layer of the sun’s atmosphere; corona – outer layer that looks like a white halo around the sun; solar wind – streams of electrically charged particles from the corona; sunspot – cool spots on the sun; prominence – loops of gas that link to sun spots; solar flare – eruptions into space from the surface of the sun;

 

6th Grade: In Math we are learning about the distributive property and then will move into greatest common factors and least common multiple.  In Science we are learning about forces and motion.

7th Grade:  In Math we are learning about Ratios and Rates.  In Science we are learning about the characteristics of stars.

8th Grade:  In Math we are learning about Linear Functions.  In Science we are learning about the life cycle of stars and the parts of the sun.

 

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October 2, 2017

Welcome back parents!

Homework:

6th Grade:  Monday: Math: division page 1;  Science: Study Vocabulary words

Tuesday: Math: division page 2;  Science: Study Vocabulary words

Wednesday: Math: division page 3 – division test tomorrow; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Thursday: Math: division page 4; Science: Study Vocabulary words  – Science test on Friday

Vocabulary Words: motion – a change of position relative to another object; reference point – a place or object used as a comparison to determine if something is in motion; International System of Units – units of measurement; distance – the length of a path between two points

7th Grade: Monday: 1-1 close and check; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Tuesday: Math: 1-2 close and check; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Wednesday: Math: 1-3 close and check – test tomorrow; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Thursday: Math: 1-1 homework pg 1; Science: Study Vocabulary words – Science test on Friday

Vocabulary words: orbit – the path of an object as it travels around another object; force – a push or pull; gravity – a force that attracts all object towards each other; law of universal gravitation – every object in the universe attracts every other object; mass – the amount of matter in an object; weight – the force of gravity on an object; inertia – the tendency of an object to resist a change of motion; Newton’s first law of motion – an object at rest will stay at rest and an object in motion will stay in motion, at the same speed and in the same direction unless acted on by an outside force; accretion – the process of something building up gradually by the gathering of smaller pieces.

8th Grade: Monday: Math: 7-5 close and check; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Tuesday: Math: 7-6 close and check; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Wednesday: Math: Topic Review Homework – Math Test tomorrow; Science: Study Vocabulary words

Thursday: Math: 7-7 close and check; Science: Study Vocabulary words – Science test on Friday

Vocabulary words: spectrograph – a device that breaks light into colors; apparent brightness – brightness as seen from Earth; absolute brightness – the brightness a star would have if it was a standard distance from Earth; main sequence – a diagonal area on the H-R diagram; Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram – a graph using surface temperature on the x-axis and absolute brightness on the y-axis

 

6th Grade: In Math we are learning about long division and then will move into division with decimals.  In Science we are learning about forces and motion.

7th Grade:  In Math we are learning about Ratios and Rates.  In Science we are learning about Gravity.

8th Grade: We are finishing up our intro to functions and will be taking a topic test on Thursday.  In Science we will be learning about characteristics of stars.

Thank you for all you do!  Have a great week!

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