Fun Ideas for Supporting the 8th gr. Standards at Home
- Practice measuring the perimeter of common household items like picture frames and practice estimating the area of various rooms in your home.
- Ask your student to search the newspaper (either hard copy or online version) and find examples of articles that are fact-based (news article) and those that are opinion-based (editorial). Ask your child to analyze the language to determine the difference between the two texts.
- Have your child write out the lyrics to his favorite song. Ask him to look up the definition of any unfamiliar words and encourage him to incorporate the new words into his vocabulary.
- Start talking to your student about his career aspirations and ask him what he thinks he will need to do to achieve his goals. Visit our College & Career page with your student to begin planning for additional education or training after high school.