## CLASS NEWSMr. Tully's ClassesGrades 5, 6, 7 & 8 "Pure mathematics is, in its own way, the poetry of logical ideas." Albert Einstein Mathematics - Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8The seventh and eighth grade mathematics curriculum is rigorous and challenging. Students receive a solid foundation in pre-algebra that prepares them for high school mathematics. Our curriculum is based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the Common Core State Standards. Grades five and six continue to master earlier concepts and are introduced to new concepts needed for pre-algebra in grades seven and eight. Language Arts: Grade 8The eighth grade language arts program encompasses reading, both non-fiction and fiction, English/grammar, vocabulary and writing. Emphasis is placed on writing in all subject areas using the Collins Writing Program. Students produce Narrative, Expository/Informational and Argument writing assignments based primarily on non-fiction reading assignments. School Phone: 617-666-9116 EMail: jtully@stcatherinesomerville.net |
## CLASS DATESThe Spring Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing Period will begin this week. Tuesday - 5/7 - Reading ComprehensionWednesday - 5/8 - Language Usage Thursday - 5/9 - No Testing - Early Release - 11 a. Friday - 5/10. - No Testing Tuesday - 5/14 - Mathematics Please - Get a good nights sleep (zzz) and eat breakfast! :) Thank you!! Grade 8 Field Trip - Canobie Lake ParkThursday, 5/30 - Bus Leaves @ 8:30a - Return @ 5:30 Grade 8 Graduation - Sunday - 6/2 - 9a MassMath Tutoring & Extra Help for all subjects will be available Monday - Thursday from 3-4p. Please feel free to email me with questions or to schedule a conference about your child’s progress. |

## Mr. Tully's CLASS HOMEWORK

Week of: 5/6/19Grade 8Math: Group AChapter # 2 - Real NumbersSection: # 2 - Multiply & Divide in Scientific Notation Objective: To multiply & divide numbers in scientific notation.Textbook: p. 38 & 39: Read & Outline: Copy Objectives, Vocabulary Terms, Key Concepts, Examples,Complete 'Try These' Problems - p. 39, # 1 - 5 Workbook: p. 41 & 42, #2 - 40 (even)Math: Group BChapter # 3 - Expressions & EquationsSection: # 4 - One Step Addition & Subtraction Equations Objective: To solve equations by using the Addition & Subtraction Properties of EqualityTextbook: p. 70 & 71: Read & Outline: Copy Objectives, Vocabulary Terms & Definitions, Key Concepts, Examples, Complete 'Try These' Problems, #1 - 8, p.71Workbook: p. 77 & 78, #2 - 34 (even)ALL Students - Khan Academy -Practice on a daily basis!! 2% progress gain - minimum - per week! Math Journal: Language Arts:English/Grammar: Chapter #3 - PronounsSection #8 - Interrogative and DemonstrativeObjective: To identify and use the interrogative pronouns who, whom, which, and what. To identify and use the demonstrative pronouns this, that, these, and those.Textbook: p. 46 & 47 - Class Notes: Terms, definitions, usage, and examples.Homework: p. 46 & 47, Exercises - 1, 2, & 3Collins Writing: ArgumentHydraulic FracturingResearch Reasons(3) for your Claim Two specific, detailed supporting examples for each reason, one direct supporting quote, with citations Literature: Vocabulary:Units #4, 5, & 6 - Mastery Review |
Grade 7 Math: Chapter # 5 - Rational Numbers: Fractions Section: # 14 - One -Step Addition & Subtraction Equations with fractions Objective: Textbook: Read & Outline: Copy Objectives, Vocabulary Terms, Key Concepts, Examples,Complete 'Try These' Problems - Workbook: Khan Academy - Practice on a daily basis!!2% progress gain per week - minimum!! Math Journal: Grade 6 Math: Chapter #Section: # Objective:Textbook: Workbook: Khan Academy Practice - 10 minutes daily;One Hour Per Week - minimum Math Journal: Grade 5 Math: Chapter #Section # Objective:Textbook: Workbook: Khan Academy Practice - 10 minutes daily;One Hour Per Week - minimum |