THE NJASK IS ALMOST HERE!
Students in the 8th grade English classes have been reviewing all of the skills acquired this year related to reading and writing to prepare our students for nextweek's state wide assessment of skills and knowledge. Our children are prepared and can feel confident about the fictional and informational text they will bereading and analyzing in addition to the argument and explanatory essays they will be required to write. All of the classes focused on time management and strategies to make the students more comfortable during the four days oftesting.
Athome, please review the NJASK materials they have been given and encourage your children to get a good night's sleep and start each day of the NJASK with a healthy and hearty breakfast.
In our eighth grade Social Studies' classes, we have been writing persuasive essays related to Bill of Rights and current events topics. Following NJASK, we will be studying Westward Expansion, the First Industrial Revolution, and the events leading up to and including the American Civil War.
Following NJ Ask, students will be exploring Weather and the Atmosphere. Through hands on inquiry labs, students willutilize weather instruments to collect data on relative humidity and dew points. In addition, students will discover the Earth's atmosphere and the causes and effects of the ozone layer.
Students have been preparing for NJASK during math classes by practicing multiple choice, short constructed response, and extended constructed response questions. After testing, their will be a strong focus on Algebra in order to prepare for high school.
The Algebra honors students will be focusing on completing the final chapters in order to prepare for the end of year exam.
Please have students continue practicing at home by using Study Island.