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Learn at Home Grade 8

Learn at Home Grade 8



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Learn at Home: Grade 8 New York City Department of Education
Learn at HomeGrade 8
May 2009Version 2
Learn at Home: Grade 8 New York City Department of Education
Dear Eighth Grade Scholars,
We are facing difficult and unusual times right now with some schools closing for aweek. We recognize that a break in school may be a challenge for you and yourfamily. Even though your school is closed, you can use this time to continue learning.
To help stay on track for success:
Read from a book, magazine or newspaper in English or the language you speakat home
Write each day in English or the language you speak at home.
Participate in a fitness activity and/or a creative activity to keep your body andyour mind strong
Review your notes and books from school
Enlist the help of siblings, grandparents, or other family members and friends tomake your time learning at home fun
Share what you learn each day with your parent or caregiver
Choose TV shows and websites in English or the language you speak at home tofurther your learning
Suggested TV shows can be found at the back of this guide
Suggested websites can be found at
 On the following pages, you will find a day-to-day guide for you to use to help stayorganized and on track for success. For additional resources and updated materials,go to:
Learn at Home: Grade 8 New York City Department of Education
Day 1 Schedule
Subject Minutes Per Day(At Least!)Assignments What Did I LearnToday?
English Language Arts 45
Learn new vocabularywords from theVocabulary List
Activity: Reading“Hope is the Thing”
Mathematics 45
Complete Skill 50
Science 30 Complete at least one of the following activities:
Activity 1:
 A Power Problem
(English or Spanish)
Activity 2: Begin
Forces and Motion on Earth
Fitness and Health 30
Exercise for 30minutes. Choosefrom the ActivityCalendars at the back of this booklet
Arts 30
Choose one or twoactivities from theArts Activities at the back of this booklet
TV Shows and Websites 30
Choose TV showsand websites tofurther your learningat home

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