Sunday, May 25, 2014

SUNY ESF Science Fair

Congratulations to all the 8th graders that participated in the 2014 SUNY ESF Science Fair.  Regardless of which ribbon you brought home, you all did an amazing job!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Extra Credit Opportunity

Over Memorial Day weekend, the History Channel will be airing The World Wars.  See the trailer below:

To earn ten points extra credit, choose one of the figures showcased:
 - Churchill 
- Patton 
- Roosevelt 
- Stalin 
- Hitler
and then write five facts about the figure during World War I and then five figures about the SAME figure during World War II. In a sentence or two, please explain how the figure changed from world war to the next.

To learn more about this special television event and when it will be aired, please follow the link below:

The World Wars on the History Channel

Life in Auschwitz

Learn more about life in Auschwitz by watching the video below.  Please note that the video is just the first in a series of five.  The second to the fifth videos can be found at the end of the video below.

Blog Question Homework - Connecting to Elie's Experience (DUE FRIDAY, MAY 30)

Please answer the following question in complete sentences using text-based details from Night to support your analysis.  Be sure to write your name with your post to get credit.  All blog questions MUST be answered by Friday, May 30th, 2014 at midnight.

Question - Think about what Elie is experiencing during the section of the book we are reading this week in ELA class.  How would you feel if you were in his position?  What actions does he take that you agree with?  Which things might you have done differently?  What do you think is likely to happen next? Justify your answers with text-based details and clear elaboration.

If you need to review how to post a response, please watch the helpful video below.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Learning More About the Notorious Dr. Mengele

Learn more about the Angel of Death by watching the video below.  Please note that this video is just the first of six.  The second to sixth videos can be found at the end of the video located below.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Upcoming Events

Eighth graders have a busy week ahead! 

On Monday, about forty eighth graders will be competing in the Syracuse City School District Science Fair.

On Tuesday, all eighth graders will be visiting Nottingham High School in preparation for ninth grade.

On Wednesday and Thursday, students will be taking the performance section of the NYS Science Assessment.

One Survivor Remembers | Teaching Tolerance

One Survivor Remembers | Teaching Tolerance
Rewatch the moving documentary video from Friday's class.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Out of Class Reading Assignments

Three Out of Class Reading assignments will be due mid-June.  Students are reminded to work on this ongoing assignment.  After reading a book of their choice, students need to complete one of the summary activities listed below.

Students are required to read three books and create three summary activities.  If students have additional ideas on how to demonstrate their knowledge of a book, he or she can discuss it with Mrs. EarlStudents should NOT submit a simple summary of the book.  Simple written summaries will NOT count as summary activities.