Pre-Ap 8th Grade

About Me!!!!


     I am Ms. LauraMae Zeringue. I am from Raceland, Louisiana and a proud graduate of Nicholls State University. I grew up in the state of Louisiana and truly have pride for this area! I currently hold my Bachelor of Science (Concentrations in Middle School Education both Math and Science) and my Master of Education (Concentration in Educational Leadership K-12).  I am the Mentor Teacher at Raceland Middle School. (Mentor Teachers - are actively involved in enhancing/supporting the teaching experience of career teachers. ) I also teacher the Pre-ap classes here at RMS (Both Math and ELA)

When I am not teacher or living my best life here at RMS, I enjoy spending time with family, RUNNING, visiting New Orleans, and finding new adventures with my friends. I root for the Saints and LSU and Mardi Gras is one of my top holidays. I have two Godsons who I adore more then anything!

ELA Pre-Ap

English Language Arts (or ELA) class is where your child will take part in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing activities.

Unit Schedule

ELA Guidebooks 2.0 is an English language arts curriculum for whole-class instruction. Made by teachers for teachers, the guidebook units ensure all students can read, understand, and express their understanding of complex, grade-level texts.

The following units will be covered: 

1. Flowers for Algernon

2. Conservation

3. Call of the Wild

4. LEAP Review



Students will be assessed through the following:

  1. Journal/ Bellwork
  2.  District Assessments
  3. In class writing
  4. Teenbiz
  5. Activites/ Projects

Math Pre-Ap

The major math strands for eighth grade curriculum are number sense and operations, algebra, geometry and spatial sense, measurement, and data analysis and probability.


Math has been traditionally taught as "math facts" and formulas. ... Eureka Math is created to build math understanding from kindergarten to 12th grade. Yes, what your student is doing in math may not be familiar and you may not totally understand everything they are doing.

The following modules will be covered:

  1. Module 1
    • Topic A "Exponential Notation and Properties of Integer Exponents"
    • Topic B "Magnitude and Scientific Notation"
  2. Module 2
    • Topic A "Definition and Properties of Basic Rigid Motions"
    • Topic B " Sequencing the Basic Rigid Motions"
    • Topic C "Congruent and Angle Relationships"
    • Topic D "The Pythagorean Theorem"
  3. Module 3
    • Topic A "Dilation"
    • Topic B "Similar Figures"
  4. Module 4
    • Topic A "Writing and Solving Linear Equations"
    • Topic B "Linear Equations in Two Variables and Their Graphs"
    • Topic C "Slope and Equations of Lines"
    • Topic D "System of Linear Equations and Their Solutions"
  5. Module 5
    • Topic A "Functions"
    • Topic B "Volume"
  6. Module 6
    • Topic A "Scatter plots and Two-Way Tables"
  7. Module 7
    • Topic A "Square and Cube Roots"
    • Topic B "Decimal Expansions of Numbers/ Rational and Irrational Numbers"



Students will be assessed through the following:

  1. Bellwork
  2. District Assessments
  3. Accelerated Math
  4. Projects
  5. LEAP Task