Aspen Community School

Problem of the Week #1

GOING BANANAS! Cleopatra (“Cleo”) the Camel works for the owner of a small, remote banana plantation. This year’s harvest consists of three thousand bananas. Cleo can carry up to one thousand bananas at a time. The market place where the bananas are sold is one thousand miles away. Unfortunately, Cleo eats one banana each and every mile she walks. Your Task: Of the three thousand bananas harvested, what is the largest number of bananas Cleo…

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Weekly Math Challenge

To The Students: These weekly problems present you with an opportunity to investigate complex, interesting problems. The purpose is to focus on the process of solving complex problems. You will be evaluated on your ability to show, explain, and justify your work and thoughts. Save all your work, including what does not work in order to write about the processes you used to reach your answer. Completion of the Problem of the Week includes four…

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Unit Overview Website

Unit Overview Website

This semester’s theme is titled, You Are What You Think. We will study various non-fiction texts to understand how our Mindset, Motivations and Morals impact our behaviors. These concepts will then be used to study characters in books and movies, and to make observations of our role models and other people in our communities. Ultimately, the goal is for kids to think about their own mindset, and to question their thinking patters when they feel negative; to understand…

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Reading Groups

Reading Groups

Students selected books and formed reading groups. They will be setting nightly reading goals with their group mates, and will have daily conversations about the story line these first few days. As they get further into their books, they will be looking for evidence of their characters’ thoughts, actions and motivations which suggest whether their character is more of growth or fixed mindset character. These conversations will lead toward a character analysis and comparison.

8th Grade Homework Calendar

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