To all parents of grade 8 students!!!

Dates To Remember:

August 28th
First day of school

September 6th
Open-House 7:00PM - 8:30PM / High School Choice Fair 7:40 - 8:40PM

Progress Reports Issued

Report Cards Issued



Link to On-Line Math grade 8 textbook:

Website: my.hrw.com
User Name: 8bmsmath8
Password: 8BMS8


Link to Mr. Bejma's Science Schoology Website:

Click on the link Science on any given days assignments and you will go to the Schoology Website. Next, click "Login", then Select "Student". Your Username is: parentslogin@brooklynschools.org (note do not click on this html, it is not a link) and the Password is: 12345. In the pulldown menu select "Courses" and go to Mr. B's Eppur is muove course. You then can access the site.



Link to Mrs. Baribeau's Reading Class' Scope Magazine Articles:
Website: www.scope.scholastic.com
Password: bobcatsinB7



Link to Scholastic Book Clubs Online Ordering:

Website: scholastic.com/readingclub
Password: H8YHT







Friday, September 29, 2017

Language Arts:
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Algebra:
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Math:
In class -
Homework -

History
In class -
Homework -

Reading:
In class - .
Homework - Summer Reading book report due October 6


Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)


Thursday, September 28, 2017
Language Arts:
In class -
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Algebra:
In class -
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Math:
In class -
Homework -

History
In class -
Homework -

Reading:
In class - .

Homework - Summer Reading book report due October 6


Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Vocab quiz chp. 7-10
Homework -

Algebra:
In class -
Homework -

Math:
In class -
Homework -

History
In class -
Homework -

Reading:
In class - .

Homework - Summer Reading book report due October 6


Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Language Arts:
In class -
Homework - Study for vocab quiz chp. 7-10.

Algebra:
In class -
Homework -

Math:
In class -
Homework -

History
In class -
Homework -

Reading:
In class - .

Homework - Summer Reading book report due October 6


Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Monday, September 25, 2017
Language Arts:
In class -
Homework -

Algebra:
In class -
Homework -

Math:
In class -
Homework -

History
In class -
Homework -

Reading:
In class - .

Homework - Summer Reading book report due October 6


Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)


Friday, September 22, 2017 (Autumnal Equinox)
Language Arts:
In class - Writing Workshop: Story structure, peer review, work on drafts of narratives
Homework - Finish chp. 10 for Monday.

Algebra:
In class - A: Estimating Square Roots, Understanding Irrational Numbers, QUIZ MONDAY; D: Quiz, Comparing Irrational Numbers
Homework - A: none; D: #1-11 (#11 use guess & check method)

Math:
In class - finish partner activity, IXL, QUIZ WEDNESDAY
Homework - finish partner activity

History
In class -
Homework -

Reading:
In class - Completed our Iliad Tests, SSR & Reading Logs

Homework - Summer Reading book report due October 6


Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Vocab activity; read chp. 8-9
Homework - Read chp. 10 for Monday

Algebra:
In class - A: Simplify and Find the Square Roots, Estimating Square Roots, QUIZ MONDAY; D: Cubes and Cube Roots, QUIZ TOMORROW
Homework - A: finish example 2, #1-9; D: finish estimating cube roots if not finished in class

Math:
In class - Translating Repeating Decimals (partner matching activity)
Homework - none

History
In class - 1) Bunker Hill Animation activity, 2) Read 161,170-171 in text: Invasion of Canada, A Call for Independence.
Homework - Common Sense Assignment and make up quiz if you want to improve your quiz grade.
Text for p. 161 is posted on September 19. Text for pp. 170-171 can be found here:
https://hastworldhistory9thgrade.wikispaces.com/file/view/Ch+6+Section+1+A+Nation+Declares+Independence.pdf

Reading:
In class - We finished reading & discussing The Iliad and took a quiz on scenes 8-14.

Homework -
1) Iliad Prompt needs to be turned in (through Google classroom) before Friday's class
2) Bring SSR book to Friday's class
3) Summer Reading book report due October 6


Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Vocab notes chp. 7-10; read chp. 7
Homework - Complete paragraph on Chp. 6 either handwritten or in Google Classroom. Due tomorrow.

Algebra:
In class - A: This is Perfect, Squares and Square Roots; D: Understanding Irrational Numbers
Homework - A: Squares and Square Roots #1-22; D: Understand Irrational Numbers #1-19

Math:
In class - Converting Repeating Decimals to Fractions
Homework - Problem Set #1-4, 8

History
In class - See the following website to complete the Bunker Hill assignment:
http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/battle-of-bunker-hill
See the following website for the Bunker Hill Animation and to complete ISN page 28 of the assignment:
http://historyanimated.com/verynewhistorywaranimated/animations/BunkerHillAnimation.html
Homework - Complete Bunker Hill Assignment if you didn't finish it in class.

Reading:
In class - We picked roles and began reading aloud Scenes 8-14

Homework - 1) Iliad Prompt needs to be turned in (through Google classroom) before Friday's class
2) Summer Reading book report due October 6


Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Vocabulary quiz chp. 4-6, writing workshop - drafts of narratives.
Homework - Paragraph on chp. 6. Assignment may be handwritten or done in Google Classroom. Due Thursday.

Algebra:
In class - A: Convert Repeating Decimals to Fractions; D: Square Roots of Fractions, Estimating Square Roots
Homework - A: #2,3,4,5,9; D: #1-9, 15-17

Math:
In class - Converting Repeating Decimals to Fractions
Homework - Exercise 2

History
In class -Quiz for Periods D,E, G, H. Period A will be tomorrow. Fort Ticonderoga War Message and Map assignment. See text at
https://hastworldhistory9thgrade.wikispaces.com/file/view/Ch+5+Section+4+The+American+Revolution+Begins.pdf
Homework - D-H: Finish Ticonderoga assignment if you didn't have time to finish in class. Period A - study for quiz.

Reading:
In class - We continued to work on our Iliad Prompt on Google classroom.

Homework - 1) Read Scenes 8-14 in the Iliad and be prepared to answer questions. 2) Iliad Prompt needs to be turned in (through Google classroom) before Friday's class. 3) Summer Reading book report due October 6


Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Monday, September 18, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Vocabulary review activity; discuss chp. 6 and assignment (paragraph).
Homework - Study for vocabulary quiz.

Algebra:
In class - A:Notes: Convert Repeating Decimals, D: This is PERFECT!, Squares and Square Roots
Homework - A: finish notes example 1, D: p.22

Math:
In class - Rational Numbers: Decimal Conversions
Homework - none

History
In class -Finish Patriot, Loyalist, Neutral Activity, Review for tomorrow's quiz. See Study Guide
Homework - Study for Quz

Reading:
In class - Reviewed answers for Iliad Summary (scenes 1-7). Joined Mrs. Baribeau's Google classroom and started the Iliad Prompt (part 1) on Google classroom that is due before class on Friday.

Homework - Iliad essay due before class on Friday, you should turn in though Google classroom

Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)


Friday, September 15, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Writing workshop - continue writing narratives.
Homework - Finish reading chp. 6 in The Giver.

Algebra:
In class - Converting Repeating Decimals to Fraction, (D: Notes Convert Repeating Decimals
Homework - A: p.15 Exercise 3&4

Math:
In class - Review: Operations with Rational Numbers
Homework - p.8

History
In class -
Homework -

Reading:
In class - We wrapped up the first STAR Reading test and went over our scores. SSR with Reading logs.

Homework - Summer Reading book report due October 6


Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Vocabulary activity; finish activity "Welcome to Utopia"; read chp. 6
Homework - Vocab paragraph - use 8 of the 10 words, underlining the vocab word and spelling it correctly.
Finish reading chp. 6 for Monday.

Algebra:
In class - STAR
Homework -

Math:
In class - STAR
Homework -

History
In class - Written response: Who Fired the First Shot?
Homework - None unless you did not turn in the written response in class. Finish tonight.

Reading:
In class - Continue working with the Iliad
Homework - 1) Bring SSR book to class tomorrow 2) Finish "The Iliad" summary worksheet if not already completed in class

Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Record vocabulary for chp. 4-6. Work in groups to complete activity "Welcome to Utopia".
Homework - Read chp. 5 in The Giver.

Algebra:
In class - Converting Repeating Decimals to Fractions, IXL
Homework - none (if classwork was finished)

Math:
In class - Quiz Retake, IXL
Homework - none

History
In class - Lexington and Concord group activity.
Homework - Lexington and Concord Reading and questions Part B and C.
Period A. You are doing Part A questions tonight.

Reading:
In class - Read, discuss plot events and characters for Iliad
Homework - none

Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Vocabulary Quiz, chp. 1-3 vocab. Writing workshop: handouts on story ideas and writing leads.
Homework - Finish reading chp. 4 of The Giver. In notebooks, list 3 rules in Jonas's community that bother you and 3 aspects of his community that you like.

Algebra:
In class - Rational Numbers Decimal Expansions, Converting Repeating Decimals to Fractions
Homework - none

Math:
In class - Matching Rational Numbers (partners), IXL - 8th grade - Rational Numbers
Homework - study for quiz retake tomorrow

History
In class - 1) Finish Matrix Activity. 2) Discussion of questions 9-11 from Sons of Liberty assignment. 3) Begin Lexington and Concord Activity.
Homework - Lexington and Concord Reading Assignment. Part A only. Answer in complete sentences on separate paper.
Period A: See yesterday's posting from September 11.
Reading:
In class - Introduction to Ancient Greek Lit- historical background, gods & goddesses. Also watched "Greek Gods Overview" youtube video
Homework - Read Scenes 1 through 7 of The Iliad play and be prepared to answer some basic plot and character questions

Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Monday, September 11, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Review vocabulary, respond to questions for chp. 3 of The Giver, and begin read aloud of chp. 4.
Homework - Study for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz.

Algebra: STAR Thursday
In class - A: finish operations with rational numbers, D: Converting Repeating Decimals to Fractions
Homework - none

Math: STAR Thursday
In class - review quiz from Friday, Matching Rational Numbers (partners)
Homework - none (Quiz retakes on Wednesday)

History
In class - 1) 9/11 Observance. 2) Causes of the American Revolution Matrix activity.
Homework - Sons of Liberty: Secondary and Primary Source Reading. Answer questions.
Period A: See Friday's posting since we are one day behind the other four classes.
Reading:
In class - STAR Reading Assessment
Homework - EXPLORING MOOD worksheet for Scope play "Hercules the Mighty"

Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)


Friday, September 8, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Writing workshop: the writing process, narrative elements. Students running for Student Council may use class time to work on their essays.
Homework - Read chp. 3 (due Monday). Students running for Student Council need to finish their essays and hand them in to me, Mr. Ramsey, or Mrs. Sullivan on Monday.

Algebra:
In class - Quiz
Homework - D: finish classwork p. 8

Math:
In class - Quiz
Homework - none

History
In class - Road to Revolution. Read article and answer questions. Highlight article looking for cause and effect relationships.
Homework - Period A only. See text links on yesterday's post. Letter is due on Monday.


Reading:
In class - SSR with Reading logs
Homework - Summer Reading Book report due October 6

Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Read chp. 2 of The Giver. Discuss the differences between Jonas's society and ours. With a partner, write a paragraph using all ten vocabulary words.
Homework - Read chp. 3 (due Monday)

Algebra:
In class - Review: Operations with Rational Numbers
Homework - A: finish classwork (p. 6&7)

Math:
In class - Review: Operations with Rational Numbers
Homework - finish classwork (p. 6&7)

History
In class - Thirteen Colonies Letter Assignment. See the following sections in the text: New England Colonies can be found at
https://hastworldhistory9thgrade.wikispaces.com/file/view/Ch+3+section+2+The+New+England+Colonies.pdf
Middle Colonies can be found at
https://hastworldhistory9thgrade.wikispaces.com/file/view/Ch+3+section+3+The%20Middle%20Colonies.pdf
Southern Colonies can be found at
https://hastworldhistory9thgrade.wikispaces.com/file/view/Ch+3+section+4+The%20Southern%20Colonies.pdf

Homework - Finish the Thirteen Colonies Letter Assignment. See pp. 7&8 in your ISN and pages above.

Reading:
In class - Reader's Theater for Scope play "Hercules the Mighty" and discuss qualities of Myth as a genre
Homework - 1) Complete Myth graphic organizer if not done in class. 2) Bring SSR book to class tomorrow

Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 (Open House Tonight!)
Language Arts:
In class - Vocab activity; definitions of utopia/dystopia; read chp. 1 of The Giver.
Homework - P. D and E - Finish chp. 1 and read chp. 2 of The Giver (p. A ,G, and H read chp. 1 only).

Algebra:
In class - Review: Operations with Rational Numbers
Homework - none

Math:
In class - Review: Operations with Rational Numbers
Homework - G/H - finish classwork for homework

History
In class - 13 colonies powerpoint and notes
Homework - None

Reading:
In class - Read "Saved from Disaster" and explore the real Captain Richard Etheridge and his Pea Island Life Saving Services (youtube video)...Answer critical thinking questions #1, 2, 3.
Homework - Read Scope play "Hercules the Mighty"

Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Vocab notes for The Giver, chp. 1-3
Homework - Mug Shot 3 (editing worksheet). Rewrite all sentences, making any changes necessary.

Algebra:
In class - Review: Rational Numbers
Homework - finish classwork

Math:
In class - Review: Rational Numbers
Homework - finish classwork

History
In class - Thirteen Colonies. See ISN
Homework - None

Reading:
In class - Close Reading practice with "Into the Storm" and answer margin questions 1-8.
Homework - Complete CHARACTER THINKING TOOL for "Into the Storm"

Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Monday, September 4, 2017 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day


Friday, September 1, 2017
Language Arts:
In class - Narrative writing prompt; rules for working in groups
Homework - Have a great weekend!

Algebra:
In class - Review: Rational Numbers
Homework -

Math:
In class - Review: Rational Numbers
Homework -

History
In class - Textbook Scavenger Hunt
Homework - None. Enjoy the Labor Day weekend!

Reading:
In class - SSR, Reading logs
Homework - None, have a great weekend!


Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Language Arts:
In class -
Homework -

Algebra:
In class - Review: Rational Numbers
Homework -

Math:
In class - Review: Rational Numbers
Homework -

History
In class - Textbook Scavenger Hunt
Homework - Remember to have your parents look at the course overview and sign it. Bring the signed paper to class tomorrow.

Reading:
In class - Review "theme" and discuss "courage" as a character trait. Read Scope fictional story "Into the Storm"
Homework - Complete MAKING INFERENCES worksheet for "Into the Storm"

Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Language Arts:
In class -
Homework -

Algebra:
In class -
Homework -

Math:
In class -
Homework -

History
In class - Welcome! Introduction to U.S. History. You will receive a Class Overview form in class today that will explain what the class is all about, grading procedures, and class requirements.
Homework - Bring home Class Overview to review with your parents. Ask your parents to sign the last page, tear off, and return to me by Friday.

Reading:
In class - Welcome back!
Homework - Have you finished your summer reading book? Summer Reading Book Report Assigned today, due Friday October 6

Science: (Click on the word Science to go to Mr. B's Schoology website to learn what took place in class today and what was for homework.)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Day

Monday, August 28, 2017 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Day