Class Update 1/9

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Happy New Year! It’s good to be back. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately. 8th graders will begin preparing for student led conferences coming up later this month. Be on the lookout for an invitation that will be coming home soon.

Science:

We have spent the last few class periods reflecting on the bowling investigation and graphing average bowling ball mass, kinetic energy, and gravitational potential energy. The Energy Test in on Wednesday 1/16. Students should review/study the energy learning targets Evocab – E6. The resource page for this can be found here: Energy Unit Student Study Guide

8th graders should also be researching the connections between physics and their favorite sport. They’ll use their research to help them prepare a presentation for the class.

The learning targets, assignments, and activities can be found here: Online Plan Book

Mr. Jorgensen’s Social Studies:

We have started to explore Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion. On Monday we will be reflecting on the first two learning targets listed below.

Learning Target(s):

  • I can explain how economic opportunities caused Americans to move west (miners, ranchers, cowhands).
  • I can understand the perspective of Native Americans of the Great Plains as they fought to maintain their way of life when settlers poured onto their lands.
  • I can compare and contrast the reality and myth of how different groups of people help develop the West (women/Native Americans/African Americans/Chinese).
  • I can list challenges of farming the Great Plains in the 1800s.

The learning targets, assignments, and activities can be found here: Online Plan Book

It’s a great day to be a Musky! Take Care.

Sincerely,

Mr. J

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Class Update 12/4

Language Arts:

  • Journal Entry (comment):  Go to this page of the blog.  Make sure you are logged in.  Once you are logged in describe what you have completed for community service this year so far (in a comment).  Describe your feelings after completing the service activity.
  • Record the learning targets in your notebook
  • Independent Reading
  • Career Cruising
  • Buddy Book Work Time

I CAN REFLECT ON MY COMMUNITY SERVICE

I CAN USE CAREER CRUISING TO PLAN FOR MY FUTURE

I CAN CREATE A CHILDREN’S BOOK THAT REFLECTS A HIGH LEVEL OF CRAFTSMANSHIP

Science:

  • Do Now:  Set up your notebook entry.  Your lab report should be completed this class period.  When you are finished print it out and hand it to Mr. J, then move on to the next step.
  • Complete the following in a blog post titled “Efficiency and Energy Technology”
I CAN COMPLETE AND TURN IN MY ENERGY CONVERSION LAB REPORT
I CAN LEARN ABOUT EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY FROM THE DESIGNATED INTERNET SOURCES.
I CAN PREPARE FOR THE ENERGY TARGET TEST ON FRIDAY

 

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Class Update 11/29

Language Arts:

  • Make sure you complete your journal prompt from this morning (left of character recommendation from an adult should be in your portfolio by December 15th)
  • Start Independent Reading.  You will need to read two books this trimester and write a review for each book.  Use the resources below to guide you.  Your review will be in the form of a blog post.  You will be given a rubric for this.
  • Country of the Blind Continues:  We will finish the questions today and discuss how you did.

I CAN DEMONSTRATE MY READING COMPREHENSION THROUGH MY COUNTRY OF THE BLIND WRITTEN WORK

I CAN SELECT A BOOK FOR MY FIRST BOOK REVIEW AND START TO READ IT

Science:

  • Do Now: True or false
    1. Chemical energy is based on the movement of particles within matter.
    2. Nuclear energy holds an atom’s nucleus together.
    3. Electromagnetic energy is the energy used to move objects.
    4. Kinetic energy is energy of motion, and potential energy is stored motion.
  • Discuss learning target connections from yesterday.
  • Target Check 1-4:  Click Here (don’t start until Mr. J gives you signal)
  • Assignment:  Review Energy science vocabulary (bottom of energy learning targets)

I CAN DEMONSTRATE MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE FIRST FOUR LEARNING TARGETS

Class Update 3/4

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Science:

LT:  I can reflect on my strengths and weaknesses as a science student.

Assignment:  Complete the science reflection during class.

Language Arts:

Learning Target:  I can complete a four paragraph writing sample that reflects a high level of craftsmanship.

Assignment:  Complete the four paragraph writing sample in class

Reading:

Assignments:  Obtain a good book to read.

 

As you can see the assignments will be posted along with the learning targets.  If you ever miss a day you can scroll back to get an idea of what you missed.  Let’s work together to make a great year.

Mr. Jorgensen

 

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Class Update

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Happy Thursday.  Here’s what happened today.

Language Arts:

  • final day to work on research papers
  • all papers were turned in at the end of the class period

Reading:

  • we finished escaping from prison camps
  • continued watching The Great Escape

Science:

  • students worked in teams to complete quiz
  • all team bonuses entered in Powerschool
  • check grades

Have a great extended weekend.

Mr. Jorgensen