8th Grade | Week 4
Welcome, eighth grade families, to week four 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
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: List three songs and describe why you chose each one: A song by a band you wish were still together; One of your favorite 80s songs; A song that reminds you of summertime.
Prompt 2: What age do you consider to be old? Do you think age is just a number? If you could be any age, what would you be and why?
Terrific Reading Tuesday
Read a chapter from a book of your choosing and answer the following questions: Is this book realistic? Explain your thinking.
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
Read a chapter from a book of your choosing- answer the following question:
If you were making a movie of this book, who would you cast? Explain your choices.
Anagrams: Complete the anagrams below. Clue: ice cream flavors
- ANVIL AL
- COOL CHEAT
- STARRY BREW
- IT IS A CHOP
Complete days 11-15 on Scholastic Learn at Home
username: Learning20 | password: Clifford
Virtually visit the Sno-Isle Library
8th Grade Math
Computer: Khan Academy Angles, parallel lines and transversely
Student Journal: 3.1 page 58: 1-12
Computer: Khan Academy Triangle Exterior Angles
Student Journal: 3.2 page 62: 1-10
Computer: Khan Academy Two Step inequalities
Worksheet: Two-step inequalities
Computer: Scholastic Math; Read the linked article on the K-Pop Wave on Korean pop culture, then click on Using Measures of Center link to watch a video related to the article and answer the questions on the skill sheet related to mean, median, and mode.
Computer: Advanced Coding Be sure to watch the videos prior to attempting to code.
Non-computer: Big Ideas Puzzles
Monday through Friday -- Computer Work
Check your teacher’s google classroom page
Online access can be found on Google Classroom
Class code: gmqlodh
Continue the Lunar Observation Project.
Read about a new technology (article)
Complete these engineering challenges -- Engineering Challenges
Watch a video about Mariana Trench
Family & Consumer Science
Students in Family & Consumer Science should join Mrs. Thompson’s Google Classroom. The code is dxeq66t
This week I want to revisit clothing and color schemes! Take the challenge to dress each day this week with a different color scheme.
Monday Monochromatic Day
Monochromatic means wearing the same color head to toe! Try to create a look to wear today at home.
Tuesday Complementary Colors
Wear colors together that are opposite of each other on the color wheel.
Wednesday Analogous Colors
Wear colors next to each other on the color wheel.
Thursday Accented Neutral
Take a neutral color like black, white or even denim and add an accent color! Bam, you have an accented neutral color scheme!
Add one accessory to jazz up your outfit today! Try a hat, earrings, necklace…
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.
Create a silhouette of something that describes a place where you would like to be right now. A silhouette is the outer line drawing of an object, and the inner portion is colored in black. I drew a palm tree, because I would like to be on the beach in Hawaii right now!
Practice applying value, or shading, using the side of your pencil point and adjusting pressure to achieve light or dark shading inside a simple shape, like a rectangle or a square.
Draw a new silhouette, only this time, instead of coloring the inside area black, vary pressure with the side of your pencil point and shade the inside of your silhouette with varying tone, from light to dark to light again.
Using the side of your pencil point, while looking at a tree, capture the likeness of the tree using only value in place of lines.
Today is an open-choice drawing. Challenge yourself to try something difficult. Write about your discovery.
Music & Drama
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!
Try this Drama Activity and have fun with puppets.
These enrichment activities will also be posted in Google Classroom. See Google classroom for copies of papers, links, etc.
- Study your verbos 3 flashcards 2-5 minutes a day.
- Review your notebook, Index 2, numbers 9-17. Review 2-3 entries a day for 5 minutes. Look at and read each page, and review the flashcards. You are reviewing the cow and monkey story and family. Make sure you also have memorized the super siete verbos on the diciembre calendario. These are the 7 most important verbs in Spanish and it is critical that you know them! 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.
- GO OUTSIDE or if you don’t have a yard, look out the window. Each day look at what you see outside and select 1-2 things that you don’t know how to say and either look them up in a Spanish dictionary or https://www.spanishdict.com/ Make a label and put it on the object so others in your home can also learn how to say the thing.
- Practice Spanish using your free account at www.duolingo.com 5 minutes a day.