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 briefs@ohsd.net.

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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. 

    Fantastic Friday

    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.

    Additional Resources

    Option 1

    Complete days 11-15 on Scholastic Learn at Home 

    username: Learning20 | password: Clifford

    Option 2

    Virtually visit the Sno-Isle Library

Math (Transformations)



  • Monday - Friday

    Online access can be found on Google Classroom

    Class code: gmqlodh

    Link to Week 3 packet

Social-Emotional Learning


Social Studies


Family & Consumer Science


  • 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.

    Other Resources


  • Monday

    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.

    Supplies Needed

    • Pots and Pans
    • Boxes
    • Buckets
    • Utensils
    • Sticks

    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.

    Stomp Live 2009

    1. Find objects that can be used as percussion instruments. Objects can be found inside or outside your house.
    2. Take 15 minutes to collect objects.
    3. Create a percussive composition, inspired by Stomp. This should take about 20 minutes.
    4. 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.

Other Family Resources