What We Are Learning


2017 - 2018 School Year

posted Jul 7, 2017, 1:04 PM by Mrs. Wilde   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 11:04 AM by Chivonne Wilde ]

This is an at-a-glance look at the major topics we will be covering and the timeline for covering them. Everything is fluid and all is geared toward students' interests...so it may change. Thank you for your flexibility. Take a look!

Quarter 1

English Language Arts

Introduction to Writing, Typing, Mechanics and Usage of Vocabulary, Leveled Vocabulary, How to Avoid Plagiarism by using proper summary and citation techniques, Writing Process Review, Reading Strategies, Reading for Understanding

Social Studies

The Whole Medieval World

Science

NGSS Physics and Chemistry:

  •     MS-PS1     Matter and Its Interactions
  •     MS-PS2     Motion and Stability:  Forces    and Interactions
  •     MS-ETS1  Engineering Design

Math

8.NS - The Number System 
8.EE - Expressions and Equations


 

Quarter 2

English Language Arts

Expository, Typing, Sentence Structure, Enhancing Sentences and Depth of Paragraph Details, Vocabulary, Comparisons and Contrasts, Reading for Understanding

Social Studies

The Whole Medieval World


Science

NGSS Physics: NGSS Physics and Chemistry:

·         MS-PS2     Motion and Stability:  Forces and Interactions

·         MS-PS3     Energy

·         MS-ETS1  Engineering Design

Math

8.EE - Expressions and Equations

8.F - Functions

-Pi Day Festival!


 

Quarter 3

English Language Arts

Argumentative/Persuasive Essays, Typing, Sentence Structure, Enhancing Sentences and Depth of Paragraph Details, Vocabulary, Comparisons and Contrasts, CAASP Prep, Reading for Understanding

Social Studies

Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Age of Exploration, Age of Enlightenment, Age of Reason

Science

NGSS Physics and Astronomy:

·         MS-PS4      Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

·         MS-ESS1     Earth’s Place in the Universe

·        MS-ETS1     Engineering Design

Math

8.G - Geometry

8.SP - Statistics and Probability 




Quarter 4

English Language Arts

Literary Analysis Essays, Typing, Using creative strategies to help the story be more interesting, Enhancing Sentences and by using Figurative Language, Vocabulary, Public Speaking, Reading for Understanding, CAASP Prep

Social Studies

Geography

Science

NGSS Physics and Astronomy:

·         MS-ESS1     Earth’s Place in the Universe

·        MS-ETS1     Engineering Design

Math

Finishing up and Reviewing concepts learned


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