Gr. 8 S.S.- Miss Minot
Announcements: 
8th grade extra help will be Wednesday mornings from 8:10-8:30.  If a student misses class due to illness, serving a mass, AIS, resource... it is their responsibility to get any notes or work they missed. They should utilize extra help sessions & homeroom to copy notes from a friend or to see me regarding the class period. 


Homework:  Work on project & study!
Final HW assignment "We Didn't Start the Fire" on Edmodo due June 12th.

Tests & Quizzes: S.S. Final will be on Thursday, June 8th.  
Study Guide is posted under 'Resources.'


Projects:
>T3 Historical Figure project due Wednesday.
*Social Media worksheets to complete project can be found under 'Resources' link.

*Full 8th Grade Final Schedule:
Wednesday- 5/21: Math
Thursday-6/1: Science Performance/ 8-1 Religion
Friday- 6/2: Health
Monday- 6/5: Science Written Exam
Tuesday- 6/6: ELA
Wedneday- 6/7: Spanish
Thursday- 6/8: Social Studies
Friday- 6/9: Make-ups

Homework, Testing & Graded Policies 

- Written assignments and essays will be graded based on ELA and structure, in additional to factual content. 
- Homework is expected to be completed correctly & carefully, and handed in on time. Any late project or assignment will receive a letter grade off every day it is late.  Although many assignments will be benchmark assignments, students should be doing a little work every night.
-Tests & projects will be graded with rubrics. 
- In order to achieve academic success students need to be aware of the criteria for grading all work.  Projects, performance tasks, tests and quizzes are to be considered in assessing student achievement.  In addition, a student’s grade includes homework, class participation, notebooks,  journals, and cumulative assessments, as well as other forms of assessments.

5:  Student work is outstanding and consistently demonstrates thorough and above gravel level understanding of standards and objectives. Student exhibits an ability to think critically in new situations, apply higher order thinking skills and produces work that integrates and applies learned skills in creative and complex ways.  
4: Student work is commendable and demonstrates thorough and consistent understanding of grade level standards and objectives. Student completes work independently and integrates learned concepts and skills.  
3: Student work demonstrates an understanding of grade level standards and objectives. Student completes work independently and satisfactorily, and integrates/ applies expected concepts and skills. 
2: Student work demonstrates a partial understanding of grade level standards and objectives. Student exhibits inconsistent understanding and application of concepts and skills. 
1: Student work does not meet grade level standards and objectives; demonstrates minimal understanding.  Shows little organizational, reason & critical thinking skills; independent tasks are only completed with assistance.