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Flint's Hints

Welcome, S.M.S. Junior High students and parents!
 
"Flint's Hints" is the website of Mr. Mark Flint, Jr. High Coordinator and Eighth Grade Teacher at St. Mary's School in Melrose, Massachusetts.

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This website is designed primarily for use by Mr. Flint's students and their parents. Students should check this site on a regular basis to obtain homework assignments, receive updates on long-term projects and to look for important announcements pertaining to life at St. Mary's Junior High.
 
Parents are invited to periodically check "Flint's Hints" to verify that all required work is being completed by their son or daughter on time.

My primary goal for all of my students is that they will come to know and experience God by walking the walk of discipleship through prayer, service and dedication to studies.

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What are we learning this month?
 
Algebra 8: Polynomials
 
Pre-Algebra 7: Solving Equations
 
Religion 8: Discipleship Tool #3...Choosing Your Friends Wisely

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A.W.O.W.(Algebra Words of the Week):
transforming formulas, uniform motion, rate-time-distance problems, motion in the same direction, motion in opposite directions, round trip
 
P.W.O.W.(Pre-Algebra Words of the Week):
equation, solution, solving the equation, solution, inverse operations, Subtraction Property of Equality, Addition Property of Equality, Division Property of Equality, Multiplication Property of Equality

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8th GRADE ALGEBRA CLASS NOTES BLOGGED!
Get today's Algebra class notes at:
 "Mr. Flint's Math Memos"
Just follow this link:
 
Each day, student scribes from Grade 8 will be blogging the important facts presented in Algebra class. All students and their families are invited to read the daily entries to help them study and to prepare for tests and other assessments.

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MR. FLINT'S EXTRA HELP DAYS:
Wednesday (Grade 8), Thursday (Grade 7) and Friday (Grades 7 and 8)

Blackboard & chalk

Useful Links:
 
Email Mr. Flint
 
For additional Math resources

http://hotmath.com/hotmath_help/games/numbercop/numbercop_hotmath.swf

http://www.aaamath.com/g57-prime-or-composite.html

http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/fractions/fractionstrips-color.pdf

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?id=11

http://www.mathleague.com/help/geometry/geometry.htm

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/protractor.html

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=17

http://www.keymath.com/x3314.xml

http://www.nutshellmath.com

http://www.hstutorials.net

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/lessons/IntroStatistics/

http://amby.com/tests/math/locator.html

http://www.math-play.com/Inequality-Game.html

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=64

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=11

http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/cs255/jnord/boxplot.html

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=11

 

For additional Religion resources

(Grade 8):

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OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
October 3 - Grandparents' Day; 10:00 Mass
October 8 - Topsfield Fair!
October 13 - Columbus Day...no school!
October 16 - Progress Reports
October 17 - Last day for candy boxes
October 22 - Candy money due
October 31 - SC Octoberfest; dress-down day
 
SHOW YOUR SMS SPIRIT AND JOIN A CLUB!
Basketball
XCountry
Robotics
Student Council
Band
Strings
Kidstock
 
 

 
 

October is the Month of the Holy Rosary.
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PROBLEM OF THE WEEKEND - GRADE 7
Weekend of October 30-November 3, 2014
 
Complete #1-15 on the Reverse Distribution activity sheet, recording your answers directly on the sheet. Then choose either Problem 16, 17, or 18 to answer, answer it, and describe in a paragraph of a minimum of five sentences the answer to the following question:
Describe how you arrived at your answer for your chosen problem. What went on in that brain of yours?

 

DATE DUE: Monday, November 3, 2014

 
FCAs
60-Correctly answered #1-15
30-Five complete sentences answering the question above, highlighting all vocabulary words used.
10-Organization: the paragraph has an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
 
PROJECT OF THE MONTH - GRADE 8
November, 2014 
 
GEOMETR-EAT!
Draw to scale an accurate "blueprint" of your eatery. Be sure to keep the following guidelines in mind:
1. The scale must be either one of the following, depending upon your design: 1" = 1', or 1/2" = 1'. Whichever scale you use, please mark it clearly on every page of your "blueprint."
2. Your "blueprint" should include the perimeters (in feet), areas (in square feet), and the volume (total cubic feet) of every major room/section of your restaurant.
3. All blueprints should be able to fit in the middle section of a three-section backboard.
 
DATE DUE: Monday, December 1, 2014
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. MARY'S JR. HIGH PROUDLY SUPPORTS THE BOSTON RED SOX!
 

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SUPPLY LIST - GRADE 8
1 package blue pens
1 package red pens
1 dozen # 2 pencils with erasers
2 yellow highlighters
1 compass
1 protractor
1 12" standard/metric ruler
1 set colored pencils
1 package fine point markers
3 composition notebooks
2 5-subject spiral notebooks (ELA, Spanish)
2 3-subject spiral notebooks (ELA, Algebra)
6 2-pocket folders
3 plastic 1" binders with flexible cover (History, Science, Spanish)
3 sets binder dividers (History, Science, Spanish)
4 packages wide-ruled filler paper
1 homework assignment notebook
2 pads stick-on notes
2 boxes facial tissue
1 Spanish/English dictionary (if you don't own one)
High School Prep Book: MASTER THE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMS 2015 (published by Peterson's, copyright 2014...blue/white cover with pictures of students)

Last updated on October 26, 2014 by Mr. Flint.