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1 Welcome To Open House! 8 Orange TeaM 2013-2014 Together We Can Make A Difference!Welcome To Open House! 8 Orange TeaM
2 Meet our Team Mrs. Lowry- Mrs. Bertando- Mr. Conway- Mr. Talbot- MathMr. Conway-WritingMrs. Lowry-ScienceMr. Talbot-Social StudiesMr. Cragin-Learning Specialist
3 Keeping in TouchThe quickest and most efficient way to communicate with us is through .Our s are listed on the NFMS website:The format for is:(ex.8th grade phone:
4 HomeworkPosted daily on the Middle School web page on the 8 Orange Homework siteHomework will be practice of a skill learned in class or extension of concepts covered in classStudents should spend a daily maximum of min. doing HW during school (PLC) and at home.Contact us if consistently otherwise.
5 Academic Communication Check your child’s grades on Infinite Campus (IC) regularly.Download the IC App to your electronic device for continuous updates.Use itunes, google play or amazon.com to downloadLook for s from us via IC MessengerMark your calendar for Parent/Teacher Conferences:Nov. 12th(AM), 13th (PM), 14th (EVE), &15th (AM). Appointments will be made a few weeks prior.
6 Costs for 8th grade Field Trips: Connecticut Science Center-Potential Field Trip this fall (approx. $35)Holiday Hill- This is an 8th Grade trip in June (Cheshire, CT). It costs approx. $60.00 per student. (paperwork comes home in Feb./March)
7 Costs For 8th Grade YEARBOOK Yearbook is mostly made by 8th grade students so it has a lot about their year.A pre-sale usually starts in October and then again in February. The last sale is in June.Cost is anywhere from $26-30.It is cheapest during the 1st sale and most expensive in June.Yearbook Parent Ads will be for sale as well (winter)
8 Costs for 8th Grade 8th Grade Semi-formal Dance--June Tickets generally cost around $20Gowns for the Graduation Ceremony--JuneThese can be purchased from the school (information will come home with students in Feb.) or borrow one from a brother/sister or previous student.The gowns cost approx. $16.Grand TOTAL of costs for 8th grade is about $155
9 New Schedule Terminology Language Arts: Combined Reading and Writing ClassCore 21- The class combines core subject curriculum through Project Based Learning and 21st Century skills. EXCEL (XL): A 40-minute intervention and extension period of a class the child already has. The aim with EXCEL period is to give extra support to students or to provide additional, advanced instruction.Personal Learning Community (PLC): Students with the assistance of teachers schedule this time to address their personal learning needs. It is a structured, individualized time where all students have access to:grade level, core teachersspecial education servicesband lessons and grade level band practicesenrichment activities such as technology workshopsresearch lessonsvirtual field trips
10 New Schedule Academic Classes are every other day 8th Grade Day-all blocks are 75 min except Excel and lunchBlock 1-World Language, Phys. Ed. Or a rotating Encore classBlock 2-Academics (2A/C and 2B/D)Block 3-Excel (XL) Rotation of all classes 1 every 8 daysBlock 4-Core 21 or PLCLunchBlock 6-Academic Class (6A/C and 6B/D)
11 Integrated Science Curriculum Kate Lowry:Physical Science— Forces and Motion. Topics include speed, acceleration, net force, Newton’s laws.Life Science—Heredity: how traits are passed through generations. Topics include chromosomes, DNA, dominant and recessive genes, mitosis, meiosis.Earth Science—Earth in the Solar System. Topics include tides, seasons, moon phases eclipses.Please plan to volunteer to help construct and launch model rockets in June!
12 Core 21-Science Project Based Learning Topic: Human Impacts on the EnvironmentResearch News Articles about an environmental issue (individual)Research and present a multi-media project to class about an environmental issue with a groupResearch, plan and present a “green solution” for the local community or schools with a group
13 Language Arts Keith Conway- email@example.com Our curriculum will center around the Common Core State StandardsThe following skills will be taught in 3 new common core units centered around the theme of social injustice:GrammarVocabularyReadingNarrative, Expository, and Persuasive WritingListening and Speaking
14 Core 21: Language Arts Project Based Learning Students will read a classic novel and do a multimedia marketing presentation with a groupWrite and present an individual persuasive speech
15 Social Studies Brendan Talbot: firstname.lastname@example.org U.S. History from colonization to Civil War (part 1 of 2).There are 4 units: Colonization, Revolution, Sectionalism & Westward Expansion and Civil War.Reconstruction to WWII is the 10th / 11th grade curriculum (part 2 of 2).Livebinders.com
16 Core 21-Social Studies Project Based Learning Principles of the Constitution and civicsStudents will create a multi-media project with a group
17 8th Grade Math Deanna Bertando: email@example.com Curriculum is based on the Common Core StandardsSome examples of units:Unit 1: Expressions and EquationsUnit 2: Linear RelationshipsUnit 3: Functions and Systems of EquationsUnit 4: GeometryUnit 5: Statistics and Probability
18 Algebra 1 Deanna Bertando: firstname.lastname@example.org Curriculum is based on Common Core High School criteriaSome of the topics to be covered:PatternsEquations and InequalitiesLinear Equations and FunctionsLinear SystemsQuadratic Functions and FactoringScatter Plots and Trend LinesIntro. to Exponential Functions
19 Core 21-Math Project Based Learning Students will research educational paths after high school.Will decide a career, salary and create annual budget based on those decisions.Students will choose to work either in a group or individually.Present multi-media project
20 Learning Specialist Brian Cragin: email@example.com Co-teach some math sectionsSupport in some science sectionsAvailable for extra help and enrichment beginning at 7:15 AMRoom 105
21 Extra Help Math/Bertando: M,T,W,F after school until 4pm Language Arts/Conway: By appt. starting at 7:30 AMScience/Lowry: Thursday AM or by appt--both 7:30AMSocial Studies/Talbot: M,T, W. after school until 3:30Learning Specialist/Cragin: mornings starting at 7:15AM
22 VolunteersIf you plan to volunteer with us this year please pick up a form upon leaving.Fingerprinting appointment at Police Station is required.Only applies to situations in which volunteers will be with groups of children without staff present.
23 Parent Assignment In a 1,000,000 words or less… Tell the orange team what you think we should know about your child/loved one. You know your child best!This will help us to better understand your child/loved one and the unique and special people they are.Please hand in to homeroom teacheror to Mrs. Lowry atBy September 30th, or as soon as you can.THANK YOU!!
24 Closing We look forward to working with your child and you this year. Please take a pamphlet home with you. We hope that you find it a useful reference.Next: Spend last minutes of Open House in the 8th grade wing exploring our classroomsSocial Studies-room 109Science-room 102Language Arts-room 111Math-room-101Mr. Cragin-105STAY IN TOUCH!