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Mrs.

Debbie Kuhs
8
th
Grade Homeroom, 7
th
& 8
th
Grade Math
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Contact Information
Debbie.kuhs@hfsj.org
I usually return emails with 24 hours
Feel free to contact me

School Phone Number:
408-978-1355, extension 124

Check grades through www.schoolone.com
Frequently check your childs grades and assignments


Homeroom
We are looking for people to assist in the following
areas:
Enchanted Evening project (8
th
grade does a pointillism
painting or other option)
Field Trip Drivers
Caring Core Representative
Class Outreach Project Aide
Party Parent (only one party-graduation week)
Room Parent
Homeroom
Health
Health, nutrition and drug awareness
Self-Esteem

Shadowing at High Schools

Uniforms

Retreat: October 22-23, 2014 Mt. Hermon Retreat Center, Felton, CA

8
th
Grade Mandatory Parent Meeting:
Early Septemberdate TBD
Room 17
6pm

Homeroom
Religion:
Text: Blest are We: Church history, by Silver Burdett-
Ginn Religion
Projects, activities and assignments will have a biblical
foundation.
Christian Justice
Visions by Pflaum Publishing Group
Weekly magazines with relevant, current articles and
activities
Support Religion standards
Consumable
8
th
grade morning Mass
Class Procedures
Grading:
Grades are weighted in the following categories:
Homework 10%
Classwork 15%
Quizzes/Project 25%
Tests/Project 50%

If you can donate whiteboard markers and erasers
all during the year, it will be greatly appreciated.
We frequently use them.

Class Procedures

Homework
Assigned daily
Problems are to be written and ALL work is to be shown
Homework packets collected on Fridays
5 points per assignment
Learning tool
Any homework packet lower than 60% will require a
parent signature

Students need to bring their binder, textbook, and
notebook to class daily.


Math 8- 8
th
Grade
Text: Go Math by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
(adopted K-8)
Consumable Textbook (keeping in binder)
QR Reader and Online Resources
Follows the California Common Core Standards

Notebook
Mathletics
Khan Academy
Google Docs
Other online resources (graphing calculator)
Small group interaction


Math 8: State Board of Education; Mathematics
Appendix A: Course Placement and Sequences
The CA CCSSM Grade 8 Standards are of significantly
higher rigor than the Algebra 1 course that many
students have taken while in 8
th
grade. The CA
CCSSM for grade eight address the foundations of
algebra by including content that was previously part
of the Algebra 1 course, such as more in-dept study of
linear relationships and equations, a more formal
treatment of functions, and the exploration of
irrational numbers.
Math 8: continued
For example, by the end of the CACCSSM for grade
eight, students will have applied graphical and
algebraic methods to analyze and solve systems of
linear equations in two variables. The CA CCSSM for
grade eight also include geometry standards that relate
graphing to algebra in a way that was not explored
previously. In addition, the statistics presented in CA
CCSSM for grade eight are more sophisticated than
those previously included in middle school and
connect linear relations with the representation of
bivariate data.
Pages 5-6

Math 8 & Algebra 1
Algebra Challenge Test
Offered by the high schools in March/April of 2015
Open to all, but recommended for Algebra students
Should have an A or strong B+ all year in Algebra
Optional

Barrons
High school entrance test practice all during 1
st
and 2
nd

trimester
Classwork, small group, and large group instruction.
Algebra 1- 8
th
Grade
Text: Go Math by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
(adopted K-8)
Consumable Textbook (keeping in binder)
QR Reader and Online Resources
Follows the California Common Core Standards

Notebook
Mathletics
Khan Academy
Google Docs
Other online resources (graphing calculator)
Small group interaction

Math 7 7
th
Grade
Text: Go Math by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
(adopted K-8)
Consumable Textbook (keeping in binder)
QR Reader and Online Resources
Follows the California Common Core Standards

Notebook
Mathletics
Khan Academy
Google Docs
Other online resources
Small group interaction