Fall Break!

Wildcats we have reached Fall Break! I hope you all are able to enjoy yourself and relax from all the hard work that we have had so far this year! I cannot wait to hear what you did over the break whether it is to chill out and sleep late, play video games, visit a tourist attraction, or travel. I know I am going to enjoy sleeping late this break and Ms. Rooks is going to the North Georgia Mountains! We hope you all have a great break!


Students are using “Thinking Marks” to help aid them in reading comprehension. Students will use “Thinking Marks” to identify the main idea, points for discussion, and when they don’t understand a concept. The students also used the “Thinking Marks” with partners to explain the reason for their marks. After reading the passage, students watched a short video showing the actual village that article was about. We found it very interesting how the Attula Village in Chinese went to school!

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Guess what time it is for 8th grade?? Time to learn exponents!! Check out the link below to see the best way to learn exponents. It’s so exciting to be in Mrs. Walters’ class!


Vocabulary Words for Week of September 13, 2016

The vocabulary words and definition for this week are below. The test will be on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Please make sure that your child is studying every night!

  1. Lifestyle- the way in which a person or group lives.
  2. Depression- feelings of severe despondency and dejection.
  3. Productive- producing or able to produce large amounts of goods, crops, or other commodities.
  4. Urge- try earnestly or persistently to persuade (someone) to do something.
  5. Goals- the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
  6. Analyze- examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of (something, especially information), typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation.
  7. Effective- successful in producing a desired or intended result.
  8. Trigger- cause (an event or situation) to happen or exist.
  9. Reasoning- the action of thinking about something in a logical, sensible way.
  10. Decrease- make or become smaller or fewer in size, amount, intensity, or degree.
  11. Lethargic- affected by lethargy; sluggish and apathetic.
  12. Relationship- the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.
  13. Ashamed- embarrassed or guilty because of one’s actions, characteristics, or associations.
  14. Vulnerable- susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm.

Silly Selfies

What is one of the most popular activities that teenagers love to do with their friends? They love to take selfies! We used Fun Friday on September 2 to take selfies of our class. We had to think the best way to included everyone in the picture. We are still working on the best way to fit everyone inside the picture 🙂

Smile :) It's selfie time!

Smile 🙂 It’s selfie time!

Science Labs from Chemical Reactions

These were science experiments that students did before the Labor Day weekend. Students explored density tests using different liquids to identify the heavier density. Students had to make predictions to determine the different layers of the liquid.  They are holding their completed test tubes to show the different densities.

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Chemical vs physical change lab. Ms. Rooks was in charge of using the lighter for the marshmallows due to us being inside a building. After a week full of hard work, we were able to have yummy treats in Mrs. Walters’ class 🙂

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What’s New in Walters’ Class?

In math, we are taking Unit 1 test in 8th and 6th grades. We will be moving onto to our next units, which focus more on mathematical practices and equations. This will help us in the real world, so  we will have more real world word problems in our classwork and homework.

In science, we are creating powerpoints to identify information about the different topics we are learning in the different grades. Seventh graders are identifying all the biomes and their characteristics. Eighth graders are creating powerpoints about the different states of matter, atoms, and different types of heat.

This week, we will be focusing on identifying our emotions and how to deal with them. We are working on how our emotions control our thoughts and ultimately our behavior. We are identifying how to respond appropriately to our emotions to make good behavior choices.

I look forward to the progress and achievements that our students are going to make this week!