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English – Week of March 23rd March 23, 2015

Filed under: English — poms8b @ 2:42 pm

STAAR Reading Test is in one week (on Tuesday, March 31)!!!

Homework this week: R/W Notebook Entry #2 is due this Wednesday/Thursday, March 25/26 .

ALL WEEK – Students will complete a “STAAR Menu” review of concepts each individual student needs. STAAR Menu activities must be completed before the STAAR test on Tuesday and will not be accepted after the STAAR test. Students may ask for a team time pass to work on the activities (if they are not scheduled for STAAR tutorials in another subject on that day). I will be available after school on Tuesday and Thursday until 4:40 for students to complete STAAR Menu activities.

Extra Credit – Earn up to 15 points for mastering words on http://www.vocabulary.com AND earn up to 15 points for spending time reading on http://www.myon.com

New log-in information for myon.com: The student’s myON username is the student’s HISD network ID (same as the iStation username) and the student’s password is “myon” (use all lower case letters and no quotation marks). 


Science – EXTRA extra credit (4th & 5th six weeks)

Filed under: Science Extra Credit — poms8b @ 2:01 pm

In additon to the weekly current event students can get 10 points extra credit each week  by watching TV.

Go to NETFLIX. Pull up the COSMOS (the colorful one with Neal Tyson DeGrasse). Watch the episode listed below for each week. It is due by Friday of that week.

DIRECTIONS: Title your paper with the episode # and title. Within each episode there are different subtopics. You should write the subtopic and then list 3 – 5 things that you learned or found interesting within each subtopic.

Week of:

Jan 26 – Episode 2, Feb. 2 – Episode 3, Feb. 9 – Episode 4, Feb. 16 – Episode 5

Feb. 23 – Episode 6, Mar. 2 – Episode 7, Mar. 9 – Episode 8, Mar. 16 – Episode 9

Mar. 23 – Episode 10, Mar. 30 – Episode 11, Apr. 6 – Episode 12, Apr. 13 – Episode 13


Science – Week of March 23

Filed under: Science — poms8b @ 1:46 pm

We are beginning our STAAR review. We will be moving through the material VERY quickly so that we can review everything so NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED on work related to STAAR review. (more…)


Want your child to be remembered forever at Pin Oak?

Filed under: Uncategorized — poms8b @ 1:28 pm

If you would like to honor your graduating 8th grader with an engraved leaf or stone for the POMS “Giving Tree,” please submit an order via the PTO website by March 31st.


Questions? Contact Janann Pittman at j.pittman@earthlink.net.


Week of March 23rd, 2015

Filed under: Algebra,Pre-Algebra — poms8b @ 8:34 am

The assignments for the week are as follows:



8B Charger Chat March 12, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — poms8b @ 9:10 am

Thanks to everyone who made it to the 8B charger chat yesterday. It was a great turn out.

I am attaching the talking points from yesterday here: 8B spring Charger Chat

If you have any questions about any of the information please don’t hesitate to email me at bfoster7@houstonisd.org.



Rice Summer Science and Technology Program for Girls!!!!!!

Filed under: Science — poms8b @ 8:16 am

Rice University is hosting ID TECH this summer on campus and I would like to share this scholarship information with you.

iD Tech and Code.org Give 100 Girls Scholarships to Attend Summer STEM Program

iD Tech knows that the world needs more girls in STEM. This year, iD Tech is partnering with Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science, to send 100 girls to iD Tech Camps for free! At this weeklong summer program, ages 7-17 create mobile apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, build robots, code with C++ and Java, produce movies, and more. Programs are held in 30 states nationwide. Girls can apply for a scholarship at www.iDTech.com/girls through April 1st.



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