8th Grade | Week 3
Welcome, eighth grade families, to week three 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: What animal would judge us the most? Write a scene (based on truth or fiction) where two or more people are doing something silly, and they’re being observed and criticized by animals.
Prompt 2: Make a soundtrack for your life so far. List songs that describe you or different times of your life and explain. Can link the actual playlist from Spotify.
Terrific Reading Tuesday
Read a chapter or more from a book of your choosing. Trace the main events of the story. Could you change their order or leave any of them out? Why or why not? Think of a different ending to the story. How would the rest of the story have to be changed to fit the new ending?
World News Wednesday
Go to https://www.nytimes.com/column/learning-student-opinion and choose a “student opinion article” that interests you. (Or read the printed article chosen for 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
Find a poem of at least 10 lines. It can be from anywhere. Read it. Love it. Think about all the connections you can make.
Copy the poem to your notebook.
Write or draw your response to the poem.
Journal Write or Blog Post: Go outside and sit in nature. Set a timer for 5 minutes, close your eyes, and listen. Then, write a poem incorporating all of the sounds heard.
Complete days 11-15 on Scholastic Learn at Home
username: Learning20 | password: Clifford
Virtually visit the Sno-Isle Library
Check your teacher’s google classroom page; Student Journal 2.3 page 34 # 1-9
Scholastic Math Article and Activity; Read the linked article on the recent Star Wars Film saga and the different sets they filmed on around the world, then click on Jump to Teaching Resources (at the bottom of the page) link to watch two videos related to the article and answer the questions on the skill sheet on graphing on the coordinate plane; Teaching Resources.
7th Grade Big Ideas Puzzles
Play Speed with a deck of cards
Check your teacher’s google classroom page
Online access can be found on Google Classroom
Class code: gmqlodh
Student Journal; 5.7 Practice: Page 165-166, #1-12
Student Journal; 5.4 Practice: Page 150, #1-19 odd
Student Journal; 5.3 Practice: Page 145-146, #1-19 odd
Student Journal; 5.2 Practice: Page 138, #3,4; Page 141, #14, 19
Student Journal; 5.1 Practice: Page 135-136, #1-15 odd
Continue the Lunar Observation Project.
Read about the Northern Lights (article)
Complete an engineering challenge -- Hoop Glider
Watch a video about Northern Lights
Print and complete a Science Word Search
Please check your Social Studies Google Classroom for more activities! Mrs. Bryan, Mrs. Ricketts, and Mrs. Turcotte will be adding activities each week, so go check it out! The Class Code is oas4os.
Learn some geography with a couple of map exercises and coloring sheets.
Family & Consumer Science
This week’s independent living focuses on Food Dig in!
- Sanitize your cooking and cleaning utensils! No dishwasher? No problem! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAQHnZWYyXk
- Learn a little bit about how to avoid common kitchen injuries. I show this video every semester. Longer, but great way to learn! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7D90UJbCg0
- Create a meal plan for you or your family for breakfast this week! Remember, Keep it Simple! Try to get in fruit, dairy and/or protein
- Here’s a recipe to try for scrambled eggs, add fruit and TA-DAH!!!! https://toriavey.com/how-to/how-to-make-scrambled-eggs/
- Snacking is something we are doing a lot of these days. Take a look at some healthy options! Schedule snacks about 2 hours after a meal. Add snacks into your meal plan! Yogurt, celery with peanut butter, popcorn, cheese, trail mix. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/healthy-snacks-for-kids#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2
Wherever your family gathers to eat, set the “table.”
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.
Draw a logo for a new brand of action sports products, like skateboards, motocross jerseys, snowboards, etc. Your logo should be simple and clean, descriptive of the type of sport, and original. Take inspiration from other designs you are familiar with.
Draw a simple t-shirt design that goes along with your logo design. Perhaps the shirt design incorporates the logo somehow, into one image.
Draw a new type of animal that has never been seen before. Perhaps it is not from this planet? Write a short description of the animal.
Draw a picture of your favorite food. Maybe a source image off of the internet or from your camera would help with this one. Write why this is your favorite food.
Today is an open-choice drawing. Challenge yourself to try something difficult, perhaps. Write about your discovery.
Create a "Stomp" rhythm performance.
- Pots and Pans
What to Do:
- Create your own instruments and make a performance using them.
- Search for Stomp Live on YouTube. Listen and watch the wonderful percussive performances by this group. The Stomp ensemble uses items such as brooms and dustbin lids, playing them as musical instruments to create performances. You will be amazed by their rhythmic and captivating show.
- Find objects that can be used as percussion instruments. Objects can be found inside or outside your house.
- Take 15 minutes to collect objects.
- Create a percussive composition, inspired by Stomp. This should take about 20 minutes.
- When finished, perform the composition for your parents or take a video of it and send it to friends.
These lesson plans will also be posted in Google Classroom. See Google classroom for copies of papers, links, etc.
1. Study your verbos 3 flashcards 2-5 minutes a day.
2. Review your notebook, Index 2, numbers 1-8. Review 2-3 entries a day for 5-10 minutes. Look at and read each page, and review the flashcards. You are reviewing the seasons, numbers and clothing. Make sure your notebook is complete. If you are missing an entry, print it out from the Classwork page in Google classroom and put it into your notebook.
4. Look at the Google slide presentation about Bart Quiere un Gato. Answer the questions about the presentation in Google Classroom. The next day, review the slide presentation again and then explain slide #36 to someone in your house or to a friend (using Facetime, or some similar type program) in Spanish.
5. Practice Spanish using your free account at www.duolingo.com. 5-10 minutes a day.