Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer Homework Week 8

I just returned home from a week long trip looking at colleges with Jay. After visiting Purdue University in Indiana and University of Texas in Austin, Texas, it got me thinking about 8th graders and wondering whether you were looking in to the future yet.

This week's homework involves doing just that.

Part 1 - Have a conversation with your parents about their hopes and dreams for you. Do they list college as part of their hopes and dreams for you? Ask them what is important to them in terms of your education.

Part 2 - What are your hopes and dreams? Do you need a college degree to fulfill them? Post your answers on this blog.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Summer Homework Week 6

After a week off, this week's a little bit tougher. You have two things to do.

1. Review the following supply list. Write the supply list out in your best italic cursive. After it is written out, write down what you believe each item will cost. Save this list for when you go shopping and compare your estimates to the actual figures.

Cascade Heights Public Charter School Supply List
* All classes see list of supplies purchased through the office form *
Eighth Grade (revised 5/17/16)
*** Individual supplies please have student write their first and last name on front, as appropriate ***
1 3 subject spiral notebook
scissors (reuse the pair you have from past years)
3 ring binder (1")
1 stick O'Glue (roll on gel glue)
colored markers(not sharpies)
Highlighters (multi color: yellow, blue, pink)
1 package colored pencils
Fine tip black Sharpie
white board markers (low odor)
2 dozen ball point pens (any color but yellow or gel pink)
** Communal Supplies (will be shared/stored with the whole class):No names on supplies **
2 reams college rule paper
2 reams of copy paper (white)
1 box facial tissue
1 tub Clorox wipes
1 roll masking tape
Math Course 3 (revised 5/17/16)
1 3 subject spiral notebook, 1 compass
1 pencil pouch for supplies, fine tip colored markers, 1 pack white board markers
scissors (reuse the pair you have from past years), Ruler with metric 1 protractor
Communal World Language
(1) 70 page college rule Spiral notebooks or (1) 1" three ring binder
1 folder with pockets 1 tub Clorox wipes  

2. Read a book from start to finish in one week. Often  middle schoolers believe that books have to be hundreds of pages. There are numerous books out there under 100 pages that you will love. Ask a librarian for suggestions. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Week 4 Summer Homework

It's Independence Day! While we celebrate our Independence from England, 8th graders should be celebrating their increased independence. This week, take on something you don't normally do. For example, wash your own clothes or cook your own breakfast. Please post by the end of the week what you did.