8th Grade | Week 2
Welcome, eighth-grade families to week two of our optional learning opportunities. As a reminder, these are a non-graded set of resources for your family to use during our extended closure. Resources will be updated each week. If you have difficulty accessing the resources please call 360-279-5040 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading and Writing
Mindful Writing Monday
Choose one prompt from below and write in your journal (full page) or create a blog entry (300 words minimum).
Prompt 1: A guitar pick, a red balloon, and a wicker basket. Write a short story or a poem that includes these three objects.
Prompt 2: “I was so mortified, I wanted to crawl in a hole!” Write a short narrative (fiction or nonfiction) where this is your first sentence. Illustrate it if you want.
Terrific Reading Tuesday
Read a chapter from a book of your choosing. Think about and write your answer about the following: Do any particular feelings come across in this story? Does the story actually make you think about what it’s like to feel that way? How does the author do this?
World News Wednesday
Go to https://www.nytimes.com/column/learning-student-opinion and choose a “student opinion article” that interests you.
Respond to the questions that follow in your journal (full page), create a blog entry (300 words minimum), or discuss your opinions with an adult.
Thoughtful Reading Thursday
Read a chapter or more from a book of your choosing. What incident, problem, conflict, or situation does the author use to get the story started?
Read the short story, The Landlady by Roald Dahl. Answer the 2 short response questions about the story.
How do the reader’s and Billy’s contrasting points of view affect the text?
In this text, Roald Dahl never outright states the landlady’s dark secret or reveals the fate of Billy and the other boys – What is the effect of this? How does it contribute to the suspense of the story?
Complete days 6-10 on Scholastic Learn at Home
username: Learning20 | password: Clifford
Virtually visit the Sno-Isle Library
Check Skyward and make up any missing assignments
6.2 Notetaking: Page 176; 6.2 Practice: Page 177, #13-24
6.1 Exploration 1: Page 168-169; 6.1 Notetaking: Page 170-171
6.1 Practice: Page 172, #1-24
Review 6.1 by reading in the Big Ideas Textbook
Monday through Friday
Students using online resources will need to go to their Google Classroom and add a new class with the class code: gmqlodh
Begin a Lunar Observation Project.
Read about the energy in black holes (article)
Complete an engineering challenge -- Puff Mobiles
Watch a video about Polar Extremes
Print and complete a Science Word Search
Family & Consumer Science
Here are some activities to teach independent living skills and help out around the house.
- Sort laundry into dark and light piles
- Fold bath towels - Check out this cool video and try different methods. Amaze your family with your amazing towel folding skills!
- Take a load of laundry through the whole process: sort, wash, dry, fold and put clothes away!
- Are you folding your clothes correctly? Check out this quick video to learn how to maximize your dresser drawer space!
If you want to share experiences or pictures of what you have done, share with your teacher on google classroom! Anyone is welcome to do these activities and join the class!
Google Classroom code: dxeq66t
Estimated Daily Time: 15-30 minutes
Pick 5 different muscles to stretch. Hold each stretch for 20 seconds.
Play with a friend.
Do as many curl-ups as you can.
March Madness: take 60 imaginary jump shots.
Say your math facts while doing reverse lunges.
Estimated Daily Time: 15-30 minutes (Select one content area to focus on per day.)
Virtual Tour - Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Try one of the fun sound activities on this handout.
Practice your instrument 30 minutes each day -- keep your chops in shape!
Look for an email from Mrs. McLean for activities to keep your voice and ear in tune!
Draw a picture that describes the very best day in your life. Include 3 objects that are reminders of this day. Write a short, one sentence to three sentence narrative of what happened that day.
Dibujas una picture describiendo tú día favorito en tú vida todo. Escribes qué es esto.
Draw one object that is important to you. For me, it would be my guitar, Jasmine. Write about what it is, and why it is important.
Dibujas una picture describiendo una cosa más importante, a tí. Escribes qué es esto.
Explore your fear in a drawing. When you are finished with this drawing, set it free or save it, but remember that fear is only what we imagine, and to recognize it is to find peace. Write about what this is, and then move forward.
Explorar tú temor en un dibujando. Reconocer tú temor, y encontras paz. Escribes en esto, y mueves Adelante.
Draw something random; stat with one line, and build on it. See what comes out of it, and write what you feel, after you finish.
Dibujes una cosa aleatoria, y construir un composición nueva de esta. Escribes qué tú sientes, después.
Today, please choose what you would like to draw. Challenge yourself to try something difficult, perhaps. Write about your discovery.
Hoy, por favor, selectir qué tú prefieres a dibujar. Tratas una cosa más difícil para ti. Escribes qué descubres.
1. Study your verbos 3 flashcards 2-8 minutes a day. Pay attention to which verbs are irregular and try to remember what it is that makes it irregular. For example, dormir. The o changes to ue. It is a stem changing verb. If you need the verbos 3 flashcards, see March 16th to download them.
2. Next, review your notebook, starting in Index 1. Review 2-3 entries a day for 5-10 minutes. Look at and read each page, and review the flashcards. By March 24th you should have reviewed Index 1, numbers 1-15. You will have reviewed common courtesies, colors, adjectives, ser, estar and tener, cosas de la clase and plural/singular. This is a good time to make sure your notebook is complete. If you are missing an entry, print it out from the Classwork page here in Google classroom and put it into your notebook.
3. Go online to www.senorwooly.com and complete a nugget a day. Pick your video. This is great listening and reading input. It will take 5-15 minutes.
4. Create a free account at www.duolingo.com. Play around with it! I just created an account for myself and it looks like a good program. 5-10 minutes a day.