8th Grade – Richardson

November Newsletter

Teacher Message: Can you believe it is already November?   I have enjoyed getting to know your student these past couple of months.  We have already learned so much this year, but concepts will now be increasing in difficulty.  Encourage your student to try his or her best and to turn in all assignments!

Language Arts: We will be starting on personal narratives this month.  Students will be writing about one of their own personal experiences.  We will also begin reading The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton.  Students will have pages from the novel to read each night.

Social Studies: We will be continuing our study of American history.  We will be discussing the events that happened in the early 1800s, including the War of 1812 and the Monroe Doctrine.  Students will be reading primary sources, taking notes, and writing papers on issues that we discuss.

Science: Students will be discussing kinetic and potential energy.  We will be exploring these topics through reading and through hands-on experiments.

Math: We will be starting on graphing this month.  We will be working with slopes and linear equations.  I will be giving review packets on Thursdays to ensure that students understand the concepts.

Uniform Reminder: Students need to wear navy blue pants or skirts.  They need to wear white collared shirts.  When it is cold, students may wear sweaters that are plain grey, white, or navy blue. Students may not wear hooded sweatshirts.

Homework:  Please continue to encourage students to study at home for tests.  Study guides are given every week so students know what information will be on the quiz or test.