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CMS 8 th Grade Curriculum Night. September 12, 2013. This Evening. In the Auditorium: Introductions Grade Book (Skyward) SMART Curriculum Overviews by Subject In the Classrooms: Meet with SMART Advisor Drop-In greeting/questions with Teachers. The Office. Clark Doten - Principal

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this evening
This Evening
  • In the Auditorium:
    • Introductions
    • Grade Book (Skyward)
    • SMART
    • Curriculum Overviews by Subject
  • In the Classrooms:
    • Meet with SMART Advisor
    • Drop-In greeting/questionswith Teachers
the office
The Office

Clark Doten - Principal

Jennifer Berg- Associate Principal

Rob Rimington- Dean Of Students

Kendra Wenzel- Counselor

Sandy Hricko- Social Worker

Main Office Team (763-745-6000):

Mary Arth

Lauri Peterson

Kristen Smith

purpose of grading
Purpose of Grading
  • To communicate with students, parents and others a measure of student achievement in regards to content standards
  • To provide feedback and guidance in regards to student learning
the purpose of homework
The Purpose of Homework
  • To prepare for lessons (priming)
  • To practice or review content or skills
  • To formatively assess what students know or can do by applying, extending or integrating their understanding through projects or other assignments
  • Sometimes…..the “flipped classroom”
the grade book 3 categories
The Grade Book: 3 Categories

Formative= (F) Feedback for learning

  • Daily work
  • Homework
  • Activities
  • 0% of Final Grade
the grade book
The Grade Book

Academic Responsibility (AR) = Feedback related to being responsible.

  • 0% of Final Grade
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The Grade Book

Summative(S)= A measure of achievement

  • Assessments that occur at the end of a unit or learning target
  • More than just paper and pencil exams
  • 100% of Final Grade
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Why
  • Increase the engagement of each and every8th grade student at CMS.

How

  • Individual meetings with SMART Advisor
  • Academic goal setting
  • Peer Learning Networks (PLNs)
  • Parent-Teacher communication and support
important upcoming dates
Important upcoming dates

French Park field trip- September 30

Fall conferences 2013- October 8, 10, and 15

  • Registration information will be coming out in the near future
language arts austin thotland strey zylla
Language Arts - Austin (Thotland), Strey, Zylla

Inquiry-based Reading and Writing Units:

- The Giver, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Monster.

- Persuasive Research paper, PRQs

- Fiction, Non-fiction, and Poetry

Self-pacing:

- Moodle completion tracking

Allows for differentiation and enrichment

language arts
Language Arts

MOODLE:

- Calendar

- Resources (handouts, lessons, assignments)

- Paper/Project Submission

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Math - Elstad, Johnson, Lackas

Math 8 Topics

  • Linear, exponential and inverse relationships
  • The Pythagorean Theorem
  • Solving equations, systems of equations and inequalities

Curriculum/Learning Resources

  • CMP Textbooks
  • MOODLE
  • Khan Academy and Brain Genie
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Math

Math 8 Topics

  • Units are broken apart by topics (i.e Geometry may be easier for some students than Algebra)
  • Level of difficulty throughout the year may vary due to students strengths within the math standards (Geometry, Algebra, etc.)
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Math

Additional Support

  • After School Program
    • Math specific support is available
  • 8th grade math teachers
    • Before/after school
  • PLNs during SMART time
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Advanced Math - Johnson & Lackas

Advanced Math 8 Topics

  • Patterns of Change
  • Patterns in Data
  • Linear Functions
  • Vertex-Edge Graphs
  • Exponential Functions
  • Patterns in Shape
  • Quadratic Functions

Curriculum/Learning Resources

  • Core-Plus (Integrated 1X) Textbook
  • Khan Academy and Brain Genie
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Science - Bobek, Holz, Reinke

QUARTER 3

Rocks and Minerals

Rivers and Glaciers

Erosion and Deposition

QUARTER 4

Planetary Astronomy

Stellar Astronomy

Earth-Moon-Sun System

QUARTER 1

Scientific Inquiry

States of Matter

Acids and Bases

QUARTER 2

Water and the Atmosphere

Weather

Plate Tectonics

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

science
Science

Technology Resources

  • iPads
  • Turning Technology clickers
  • Gizmos
  • Moodle
  • Online Textbook
  • BrainPop
  • Flipped Classroom
8th grade fall testing
8th Grade Fall Testing
  • No MAP test in 8th Grade
  • Explore Test
    • Test day = Thursday October 24th
    • Assesses students’ academic strengths in English, Math, Reading, and Science and matches with their interests
    • Implications
      • 9th grade Honors Physical Science
      • Pre-req = Advanced Math
        • New: Double-up math option for those who qualified on explore, but not math. More info on this in the spring
global studies bartels deeney nelson
Quarter 2

3: CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY

4: POPULATION GEOGRAPHY

Quarter 4

7: ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY / DEVELOPMENT

8: MIGRATION / URBAN GEOGRAPHY

Global Studies - Bartels, Deeney, Nelson

Quarter 1

1: MAP SKILLS

2: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Quarter 3

5: POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY

6: INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENTS

global studies
Global Studies
  • Parts of Maps/Map Types
  • Latitude & Longitude
  • Physical Features
  • H.E.I.
  • Cultural traits and stereotypes
  • World Religions
  • Population Issues
  • Political Systems
  • Government Systems
  • Human Rights
  • Colonization
  • Independence Movements
  • Types of Economies
  • Why Nations Trade
  • Level of Development
  • Immigration
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Global Studies

LOCATIONS TESTS:

Weekly Formative assessments will help students prepare to be Summatively assessed on the names/locations of the U.N. recognized nations.

Students must receive a passing grade on the formatives prior to attempting the summative.

In order to re-take Locations tests students must fill out a study log with a parent signature.

health gimse o neill padden
Health - Gimse (O’Neill), Padden

Health Philosophy* positively affect the student's mental, social, emotional, and physical health* provide knowledge & skills to lead a healthy and active lifestyle*apply what they learn personally to their own lives Resources used for class:

* Moodle Site

*Various Ipad apps (CDC, Brainpop, Notability, Gomeals)* Textbook: "Decisions for Health" by Holt & Rinehart

health
Health

Units/Topics we will cover

Mental/Emotional Health (Test)Stress/Mental Illness (Test)Nutrition/Eating Properly (Test)Circulatory/Respiratory Systems (Project) Communicable Disease (Presentation)Drugs/Alcohol (Test)Tobacco/Cancer (Project)

Human Sexuality (Test)

-Reproductive System, Pregnancy, Birth

CPR/First Aid (Test)

communications matzke strey wells
Communications - Matzke, Strey-Wells

4, 3, 2, 1...

FOUR main learning objectives

THREE ways you can help your child

TWO websites to know

ONE date to remember

communications
Communications

FOUR main learning objectives:

Writing

Technology

Vocabulary

Speaking

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Communications

THREE ways to help your child

  • Listen to & evaluate your child's presentations. (4 formal presentations)
  • View their writings and presentations on Moodle.
  • Help them review before tests.
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Communications

TWO websites to know

  • Moodle
  • Google Docs
communications3
Communications

ONE day to remember:

December 13this "COMMUNICATIONS APPRENTICE" (Friday afternoon)

A. Volunteer to judge

B. Come in to view presentations

C. Donate

D. All of the Above

teachers will be in their rooms
Teachers will be in their rooms
  • Brigid Austin (Beth Thotland) - C13
  • Casey Zylla - C12
  • Christina Strey- C15
  • Brittani Matzke - C26
  • Jill Holz - C25
  • Dan Bobek - C14
  • Michelle Reinke - C23
  • Brian Deeney - C22
  • Chad Bartels - C17
  • Ross Nelson - C18
  • Brent Lackas - C10
  • Kristi Johnson - C16
  • Kaylie Elstad - A410
  • Sara Gimse (Steve O’Neill)- C07
head to the classrooms
Head to the Classrooms

In the Classrooms:

  • Meet with SMART advisor – 10 minutes
  • Drop-in for greetings/questions with teachers – 30 minute window

Check posters at the entrance to identify your student’s SMART advisory