8th Grade Peek of the Week October 16th-18th


What's Happening at BCMS This Week?

  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • PBIS September Scholars of the Month Announced!!!
  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Friday Club Day!!!
  • BCHS Football HOME vs. Swainsboro @7:30 PM (Tickets: $8)
Come Out and Cheer On OUR Redskins!!!

What's Happening in 8th Grade This Week???

English Language Arts
  • Read 180 (Romberg/Durrence): In READ 180, whole group instruction will review how to create appropriate transitions for informational essays and creating field journal entries. In small group, students will work correcting sentence fragments. In independent reading, scholars will read books on their Lexiles from the READ 180 library and complete reading logs. In APP, scholars will independently work on selected APP segments to close learning gaps and complete APP logs. Scholars should have completed a total of 2 segments, 2 novels, and 2 Ereads by October 18th.
  • 8th Grade ELA (Hills): This week, we will dive into Unit 2: Seeking the Big Picture. Scholars will learn about: determining the central idea, analyzing supporting evidence, determining the author's purpose with several informational mentor texts. Scholars will also examine the Unit 2 grammar standards over active and passive voice, verbals, and verb moods. Lastly, scholars will begin to research information over the Unit 2 Engaging Scenario concerning concussions and youth sports.
  • 9th Grade Lit & Comp (Hills/Romberg): Lit and Comp will continue Unit 2: Justice and Equality. Scholars have all been loaned copies of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) to use for the unit. Scholars will review the types of narrators, discuss The Golden Rule, learn about Harper Lee and satire, and review types of conflict. Reading Check 1 for TKAM will be due Wednesday, Oct. 16th. Reading Check 2 for TKAM will be due on Monday, Oct. 21st.
Our INCREDIBLE 8th Grade ELA Team!!!
  • 8th Grade Science (Herndon/Winkworth/Beasley, Joyner): The central focus of this learning segment is to develop the understanding of classifying matter based on its chemical and physical properties. Chemical Properties refer to a substances ability to react with water or oxygen, its pH level, combustibility, and toxicity. There are two types of Physical properties, quantitative, and qualitative. Quantitative Properties are directly measured properties like mass, volume, density, melting point, and boiling point. Qualitative Properties are properties described with words associated with a physical characteristic like color, odor, luster, texture, ductile (made into wires), malleable (pounded flat), taste, viscosity, conductibility, hardness, solubility (dissolves in water), and state of matter.
Social Studies:
  • 8th Grade Georgia Studies (Sanchez/Styron/Beasley/Joyner): We will continue studying the American Revolution. We will be completing many activities in stations to review the causes of the Revolutionary War. Station activities will also focus on Georgia’s role in the American Revolution, including the Battle of Kettle Creek and the Siege of Savannah.
Georgia History ROCKS!!!
  • 8th Grade Math (Meeks/Carver/Beasley/ Durrence): Scholars will begin exploring exponent properties. Scholars will take what they learn from exponent laws and apply it to solving equations involving scientific notation.
  • Algebra 1 (Meeks): Scholars will be exploring degrees of polynomials, types of polynomial graphs, and solving polynomials by adding, subtracting, and multiplying.
  • Meeks & Carver Tutorial: Wednesday 3:35-4:30
Come Out and Enjoy the FUN!!!
Our #WeNOTMe Field Trip to GSU was an ELITE experience for our 8th Grade Scholars!!!
Get ExExExcited for the Advanced Content Field Trip to Washington D.C. February 5-8, 2020!!!
Log onto kellytours.com to reserve your spot!!!
Are you ready for the 8th Grade Field Trip on May 15th to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida to experience GRADVENTURE???
Log onto kellytours.com to reserve your spot!!!
Nom! Nom! Nom!
Our #BeBCMS 2019-2020 Class Schedule!!!

Our 8th Grade Tribe:

English Language Arts
  • Lexy Romberg (Read 180/9th Lit): lromberg@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Teresa Durrence (Read 180): tdurrence@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Quincy Hills (8th ELA/9th Lit): qhills@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Matthew Herndon (8th Science/Math Connections B): mherndon@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Marc Winkworth (8th Science/Creative Writing Connections B): mwinkworth@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Sunny Beasley (8th Science): sbeasley@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Robbie Joyner (8th ESS Science): rjoyner@bryan.k12.ga.us
Social Studies
  • Marie Sanchez (8th Georgia Studies): msanchez@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Christopher Styron (8th Georgia Studies): cstyron@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Sunny Beasley (8th Georgia Studies): sbeasley@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Robbie Joyner (8th Grade ESS Georgia Studies): rjoyner@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • April Meeks (8th Math/Algebra 1): ameeks@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Miranda Carver (8th Math): mcarver@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Theresa Durrence (8th Math): tdurrence@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Sunny Beasley (8th Math): sbeasley@bryan.k12.ga.us



At BCMS We Want YOU to Have It All!!!

Created By
Quincy Hills